Breast Cancer

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th November 2018.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help prevent cases of secondary breast cancer.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on the diagnosis and management of early and locally advanced breast cancer, published in July 2018, addresses the prevention of secondary breast cancer, including preventative medicine, surgery and lifestyle.

Local National Health Service commissioners should take NICE guidance into account when planning services for local populations. The full guidance can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng101

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