Letters

Women's perception of risk of cancer

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7157.542 (Published 22 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:542
  1. Katrina Lavelle, Senior health promotion adviser,
  2. Anne Charlton, Professor of cancer health education
  1. Stockport Centre for Health Promotion, Stockport Healthcare NHS Trust, Stockport SK2 7AE
  2. Cancer Research Campaign Education and Child Studies Research Group, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PJ

    EDITOR—Figures recently published by the Cancer Research Campaign showed that cancer is now the leading cause of death in the United Kingdom.1 This change seems to be due to a more rapid fall in mortality from heart disease than from cancer, although both are declining. For many years, women have believed cancer to be the greatest killer. 2 3

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    Participants' responses to statements relating to risk of breast cancer

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