Worrying new figures highlight rise in alcohol-related breast cancer hospital admissions
Almost six women a day are admitted to hospital with alcohol-related breast cancer in the North East.
The worrying figures have been published as part of our Think Twice campaign. They reveal a 13% increase in the number of alcohol-related breast cancer hospital admissions in the region between 2008/09 and 2012/13 against a national increase of 9%.
Janet Forster, from Cochrane Park in Newcastle, who is recovering after being diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago, has backed the campaign, which encourages women across the region to think twice about their alcohol intake.
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17 April 2015