Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
07 May 2013 09:40
Mammogram shows breast cancer in its advanced stages
The number of women aged under 50 being diagnosed with breast cancer has passed 10,000 per year for the first time, according to research.
Cancer Research UK said in 2010, 10,068 women under the age of 50 in the UK were diagnosed with the disease - 2,300 more than the number diagnosed in 1995.
Of all women who have the disease in the UK, one in every five is aged under 50, the charity said. Those diagnosed with the disease may have taken the step of arranging
breast cancer travel insurance before taking holidays.
Although the reason for the increase is not known, the charity suggested it could be caused by women having fewer children and having them later in life, a rise in alcohol consumption and use of the Pill.
Women aged 50 to 70 are routinely offered breast cancer screening but recently women in their forties have also been invited.
Cancer Research UK's Sara Hiom said: "Breast cancer is more common in older women but these figures show that younger women are also at risk of developing the disease.
"Women of all ages who notice anything different about their breasts including changes in size, shape or feel; a lump or thickening; nipple discharge or rash; dimpling, puckering or redness of the skin; should see their GP straight away, even if they have attended breast cancer screening. It's more likely not to be cancer but if it is, detecting it early gives the best chance of successful treatment."
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.
09 September 2016
People travelling to regions affected by the Zika virus outbreak should practise safe sex for at least half a year upon their return, health leaders say.
08 September 2016
British Airways is apologising to passengers for delays after an IT glitch hit check-in systems.