Older women with breast cancer not receiving best care and treatment

Responding to the Progress Report on the All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer’s inquiry into older age and breast cancer, Diana Jupp, Director of Campaigns and Services at Breast Cancer Care, says:

“It is unacceptable that, in 2015, a breast cancer patient does not get the best care and treatment simply because of how old they are.

“Breast cancer risk increases with age and older women have poorer survival, so we absolutely must get this right.

“We want all healthcare professionals to base treatment decisions on a patient’s physical condition not their age and ensure they have the vital support they need.”

For further information, please contact:

Sophie Softley Pierce Breast Cancer Care

020 7960 3505 (out of hours 07702 901 334)