Each year more than 49,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer. Due to medical advances the survival rates are increasing each year and for the many women who develop breast cancer it is no longer a death sentence. However, more younger women are developing the disease, several cases in the UK have proved that girls in their teens are developing the disease. It is believed that breast cancer in women younger than 35 is ‘more aggressive’ than in older women and with the age of regular breast screening being 50+ this is a very worrying thought.
Shortlisted for the Observer Hodge Photographic Award 2006
Exhibited as part of The New York Photo Festival 2010