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Breast cancer & non-conventional treatments

Despite advances made in conventional cancer treatment for both early and late-stage breast cancer, such treatments have been known to cause severe side effects without offering a curative guarantee.

Breast cancer & non-conventional treatments

Breast cancer facts

  • Breast cancer is the most common of all cancers in women and is the leading cause of death from cancer in European women.

  • ~332,000 EU women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.

  • 1 in 4 breast cancers occur in women under 50.

  • <5% of all breast cancers occur in women younger than 35.

  • 1 of 100,000 men is diagnosed with breast cancer per year.

1 in 9
European women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives

Breast cancer treatment facts

  • ​​​​​​Breast cancer survival is improving and has doubled in the last 40 years in Europe.
  • ~11,400 people die from breast cancer in the UK each year.

  • ~691,000 are living with a breast cancer diagnosis in the UK; predicted to rise to 840,000 in 2020.

  • 1 in 4 women find the end of treatment the hardest part of breast cancer.

  • 1 in 10 breast cancer survivors say they felt ready to move on after end of treatment and hospital discharge.

  • >50% of breast cancer survivors struggle with anxiety at the end of treatment, 31% struggle with depression.

9 in 10
women survive breast cancer for five years or more

Filling the gap in breast cancer treatment

CAM for breast cancer treatment is one of our most frequently queried topics. To meet patient needs, we have published a patient guide for breast cancer with the support of luxury lingerie company Van de Velde. A print version is available on demand.

Van De Velde Marie Jo

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Non-conventional cancer care

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