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Victims in TV campaign.

THE Lives Back campaign, which includes national TV adverts and runs throughout February, will feature people like Paula who have come through treatment for cancer and are now enjoying ordinary lives with their loved ones.

Every year in Cheshire and Merseyside 1,645 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Almost two thirds of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer are now likely to survive for at least 20 years.

More than a quarter of a million people are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK.

Cancer Research UK regional spokeswoman Jane Bullock said: "Thousands of people who wouldn't have survived cancer ten years ago are today getting their lives back thanks to Cancer Research UK.

"Across the North West, people like Paula are benefiting from major advances that have been made in cancer research.

"Much hard work lies ahead if we are to go on saving lives, but together with local communities we will beat cancer."

For information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, call 0207 009 8820 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.uk
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 14, 2007
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