New research by Breast Cancer Care has revealed that 72% of NHS trusts are failing to provide dedicated breast cancer nurses according to the BBC. This is despite a government promise that, by 2020, all cancer patients should have a specialist cancer nurse.

The chief executive of Breast Cancer Care is reported as saying that a specialist nurse is “the single most important aspect of care” for people who have been diagnosed as suffering with incurable cancer.

She further commented that, “we are calling on the government to create a secondary support package for incurable breast cancer.”

According to the BBC, approximately 11,500 women die from secondary breast cancer each year in the UK.

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