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Right Arrow Trust supports the Lavender Trust in highlighting problems of breast cancer in younger women - PR/59/0405
18 March 2005 at 14:29
Breast cancer is relatively uncommon in younger women (women who have not yet reached the menopause). Eighty per cent of cases of breast cancer in the UK are in women over 50.

However, around 8,000 women under 50 are diagnosed with the disease each year, and just over 2,000 of these are under 40.

The Lavender Trust held its third annual Lavender Week at the beginning of March. Through Lavender Week, they aim to raise awareness of issues facing younger women with breast cancer, and to raise vital funds to enable greater access to the unique information and practical support, which Breast Cancer Care has developed especially for this age group.

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is supporting the work of the Lavender Trust by holding a tombola in the main reception of Southport & Formby District General Hospital on 21st March. They are also holding a fund-raising evening on 7th April when the guest speaker will be consultant Oncologist Dr Sunmynt who will be showing and talking about his watercolour paintings. Tickets are available from Janet Hicks on 01704 704087.

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714