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Race for Life with Minster FM

Race for Life with Minster FM

8:21am 28th June 2010

The England team we're the only ones sweating it out yesterday - as thousands of us ladies running the race for life will tell you!

We were at the Knavesmire in temperatures of 28 degrees celcius all to raise cash for Cancer Research UK.

Race for Life has been bringing women together for 16 years, and has raised more than £327 million in total for Cancer Research UK. Over this time, we’ve seen real improvements in the outlook for cancer patients in the UK. 

Here’s how the picture has changed:

  • Almost two thirds of women diagnosed withbreast cancer now are expected to survive their disease for at least 20 years. When Race for Life first started, fewer than half could expect to survive this long.
  • Over the last decade, we’ve also seen the death rate from bowel cancer bowel cancer drop by around 16 per cent. That’s thanks to greater awareness, earlier detection and better treatments.
  • The incidence rate for cervical cancer has dropped by almost a quarter since Race for Life began, largely due to screening. Cancer Research UK contributed to the development and improvement of cervical screening.
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