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2013-06-25 15:43

UK breast cancer news

Breast cancer rates in under-50s at record high (by NHS Choices)

Much of the UK media are covering the release of data that indicates breast cancer rates in the under-50s are now at a record high. Changes in childbirth patterns and alcohol consumption could be to blame, according to a leading charity.

The news follows new data released by Cancer Research UK. Its data shows that breast cancer diagnoses among women aged under 50 have now reached an all-time high, breaking the 10,000 mark for the first time in 2010. One in five diagnosed breast cancer cases are now in women under the age of 50.

Possible explanations for the increases are speculated to be due to known hormonal risk factors for cancer – such as having children later in life. Increased alcohol intake, another risk factor for breast cancer, could also be involved.

The rise in the number of new cases is not restricted to the under-50s: there has been a steady increase in the number of cases diagnosed for women of all ages since the 1970s.

But the rise isn’t necessarily as bad as it sounds. For example it could reflect better breast awareness and improved diagnosis and screening, which in turn might lead to early treatment and improved chances of survival.

The good news is that – despite the increase in breast cancer diagnoses – breast cancer deaths are actually falling. An increasing number of women are now survivors of breast cancer.

Full story @NHS Choices

2013-06-25 14:06

Updates on the work of
the “Pink Ribbon” Bus

Between 23 May 2013 and 22 June 2013 The “Pink Ribbon” Bus
visited multiple areas, including Kupiškis,
Noriūnai, Kaunas, Petrašiūnai, Vilijampole, Raudondvaris, Užliedžiai, Birštonas,
Marijampole, Suwalkai, Panevezys, Liūdyne, Miežiškiai, Alytus and Šalčininkai.

The team of doctors and nurses examined over 820 local residents
for the signs of breast cancer.  7 cases
of breast cancer were detected, and 64 local residents were referred to undergo
the full medical examination because of the suspected cancer.

2012-10-11 11:28

WARNING! Bogus collections in the Republic of Ireland!

It has come to our attention that door-to-door collections of clothes were taking place in the REPUBLIC OF IRELAND on behalf of Do Not Delay Project using leaflets with Pink Ribbon.  Please do not be mislead!  We do not fundraise in the Republic of Ireland and we do not have any collections there.  Please report these fake leaflets to your local Garda Station!

Thank you

Please remember!

Intersecond Ltd is the authorised fundraiser for Do Not Delay Project in the UK operating door-to-door collections of unwanted clothes in the UK exclusively; all collections are made using printed plastic bags securely sealed into plastic envelopes.  Collections are not operated using any type of leaflets, stickers or other paper printed literature.  If you have any questions about collections, please contact Intersecond Ltd directly on 0844 879 4417 or by email

Thank you for your support!

2011-07-08 16:48
On the 5th July 2001 the pink Do
Not Delay! Bus continued its journey around Lithuania and visited District of
Lazdijai Veisiejai and Krikstonis. They first arrived to Veisiejai town,
which is located in a very beautiful area surrounded by lakes and forests.  34 women were screened for breast cancer The
Pink bus settled near the Recreation centre of Veisiejai Town. The youngest of
them was 17 years of age and the eldest 77. 
Five of them were diagnosed with benign breast diseases such as
fibroadenoma, cysts.

2011-07-07 16:24
This list of
notable breast cancer patients includes people who made significant
contributions to their respective fields and who were diagnosed with breast cancer
at some point in their lives, as confirmed by public information.