In Britain, the deaths from breast cancer have dropped by a third, i. e. by 34.3%, between the periods 1989 and 2006. But, still the country stands at the sixth position among 28 countries with the maximum number of deaths from breast cancer.
The figures have beaten the records of European Countries also. The decreasing numbers of breast cancer deaths rejoiced the Cancer charities as the efforts, including new treatments and better services for curing the breast cancer, brought out good outcome.
In countries like Romania, Estonia and the Czech Republic, the survival cases of breast cancer affected are much better than any other country. Also, there are 21 such European countries where death rates from breast cancer are not alarming.
Around 12,000 women succumb to breast cancer annually in Britain.
“It is important to remember that while mortality rates may be decreasing nearly 46,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK every year and rely on the support of charities and the NHS”, said Dr. Emma Pennery, Clinical Director of the charity Breast Cancer Care.
The research published in the British Medical Journal found out that in 2006, the mortality rate from breast cancer decreased to 28.2 per 100,000 women from 41.6 deaths per 100,000 in 1989. The study was carried out in Northern Ireland, France, Italy and Norway and among them Ireland witnessed the quicker fall in breast cancer mortality.
Also, in 2008 the death rates from the disease fell to 12,047 from 14,799 in 1993.
But, the situation is still intense in Britain, where around 50% women are more likely to die due to breast cancer as compared to Spain.
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