Secondary breast cancer: why we need equitable care
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Secondary breast cancer: why we need equitable care

Ethna McFerran Post-doctoral research fellow, Queen’s University Belfast, RCN cancer and breast care forum

It is vital to work with patients to improve services for women with metastatic breast cancer

Every year more than 11,000 women in the UK will die from breast cancer. The UK spends significantly less than the G7 average on healthcare (Rocks and Boccarini 2021) and the five-year relative survival rate for breast cancer in women is below the European average in England, Wales and Scotland although survival is similar to the European average in Northern Ireland (Cancer Research UK 2022).

Cancer Nursing Practice. 21, 3, 9-9. doi: 10.7748/cnp.21.3.9.s6

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