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UK deaths from breast cancer fall to lowest figure for 40 years

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1710 (Published 28 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1710
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

    The number of women dying from breast cancer in the United Kingdom has fallen to fewer than 12 000 for the first time since national statistics have been recorded, almost 40 years ago, according to the latest figures.

    The figures collated from government statistics by Cancer Research UK, a research and information charity, showed that 11 990 women died from breast cancer in the UK in 2007. In 1971, the first year that these statistics were collected, 12 472 women died …

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