Mark is a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador, supporting the campaign to raise awareness of the issue locally and nationally. He works with Breast Cancer Now and is happy to support local groups to spread the word.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the UK, affecting over 50,000 women each year in the UK. Each year, around 5,500 additional women are diagnosed with an earlier, non-invasive form of breast cancer. These are confined to a specific area of the breast (usually milk ducts) but may later develop the ability to spread.
One in eight women in the UK will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Less well known is the fact that around 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK.
Breast Cancer Now
The Breast Cancer Now team are actively involved in commissioning critical research, lobbying for new drugs to be made available and raising awareness to help catch the disease early on and so reduce the death rates. Mark is supporting Breast Cancer Now in raising awareness and in lobbying for everyone to be able to get the drugs they need. This involves backing the Wear It Pink campaign and in pressing Government and our local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to provide the treatments women need.