The Keep A Breast Foundation
The Grindstore Team support the aims of the Keep A Breast Foundation, whose mission is to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.
Keep A Breast have put their message of shame-free breast awareness in the global spotlight and have encouraged millions of young people to talk and write about breast cancer for the first time.
Breast Cancer - The Facts
The lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer is 1 in 8 for women in the UK. (National Health Service UK)
More than 90% of women diagnosed with breast cancer at the earliest stage survive their disease for at least five years. (Cancer Research UK)
Around 55,000 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK. That's one person every 10 minutes. (Breast Cancer Care UK)
Breast cancer is a group of abnormal cells growing in an uncontrolled way.
- Nearly all cases of breast cancer occur in women, although men can get the disease as well.
- It is the second most common form of cancer among women (after skin cancer).
- Statistics indicate that tumours diagnosed in younger women may be more aggressive and less responsive to treatment, making early detection key.
- For more information on breast cancer visit www.keep-a-breast.org/learn