The European age-standardised (AS) incidence rates for all cancers in Great Britain increased by 23% in males during the period 1975-1977 to 2009-2011 (from 351.8 per 100,000 to 431.6 per 100,000) and by 43% in females (from 263.3 per 100,000 to 377.1 per 100,000), with almost this entire rise occurring before the late 1990s. Over the last ten years in Great Britain (between 2000-2002 and 2009-2011), the AS incidence rates increased by just 3% in males and 7% in females.
Cervical cancer is a form of cancer that develops in a woman’s cervix, the vagina’s entrance to the womb.
Described as “uncommon” by the NHS, cervical cancer claims the lives of 1,000 women in the UK each year and remains the most common form of cancer for women under 35.
To mark gynaecological cancer awareness month HuffPost UK Lifestyle spoke to Martin Ledwick, Cancer Research UK’s head information nurse and Robert Music, chief executive of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, to find out more about symptoms, causes and prevention.
DES Daughters are 82% more likely to develop breast cancer after age 40 …
The number of UK women under aged 50 diagnosed with breast cancer has topped 10,000 for the first time. While it’s not clear why the rates are rising in this age group, survival rates among women under 50 are improving thanks to research and increased awareness of the disease.
DES Daughters are 82% more likely to develop breast cancer after age 40 … Could the fact that Breast cancer in women under 50 is becoming more common be explained by the fact that the majority of DES Daughters are only reaching their 40’s now … ??? Just wondering?