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Brad Pitt: Angelina is 'heroic'

Brad Pitt described his partner Angelina Jolie as "heroic" after the actress revealed she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer.

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Breast cancer: Some facts and statistics

  • Around 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK. That’s one person every 10 minutes.
  • Just under 12,000 people die from breast cancer in the UK every year.
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, and account for around a third of all new cancers diagnosed in women.
  • An estimated 550,000 people living in the UK today have had a diagnosis of breast cancer.
  • More people are being diagnosed with breast cancer but survival rates are improving.

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