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Optimum care for women with breast cancer

Motion for a resolution | Doc. 12995 | 06 July 2012

Signatories:
Ms Stella KYRIAKIDES, Cyprus, EPP/CD ; Mr Francis AGIUS, Malta, EPP/CD ; Mr Pedro AGRAMUNT, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Miloš ALIGRUDIĆ, Serbia, EDG ; Mohammed AMEUR, Morocco ; Lord Donald ANDERSON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Lennart AXELSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Mr Deniz BAYKAL, Turkey, SOC ; Mr Abdelkebir BERKIA, Morocco ; Ms Gülsün BİLGEHAN, Turkey, SOC ; Ms Oksana BILOZIR, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Brian BINLEY, United Kingdom, EDG ; Ms Maryvonne BLONDIN, France, SOC ; Mr Fernand BODEN, Luxembourg, EPP/CD ; Ms Rossana BOLDI, Italy, EDG ; Ms Sílvia Eloïsa BONET PEROT, Andorra, SOC ; Ms Olga BORZOVA, Russian Federation, EDG ; Ms Bernadette BOURZAI, France, SOC ; Mr António BRAGA, Portugal, SOC ; Mr André BUGNON, Switzerland, ALDE ; Ms Giuliana CARLINO, Italy, ALDE ; Mr Mikael CEDERBRATT, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Mr Georges CHARALAMBOPOULOS, Greece, SOC ; Mr Boriss CILEVIČS, Latvia, SOC ; Mr Georges COLOMBIER, France, EPP/CD ; Mr Michael CONNARTY, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Telmo CORREIA, Portugal, EDG ; Mr Paolo CORSINI, Italy, SOC ; Mr Carlos COSTA NEVES, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Andreja ČRNAK MEGLIČ, Slovenia, SOC ; Mr David DARCHIASHVILI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Mr Geraint DAVIES, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Paata DAVITAIA, Georgia, EDG ; Mr Şaban DİŞLİ, Turkey, EPP/CD ; Mr Jim DOBBIN, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Jeffrey DONALDSON, United Kingdom, EDG ; Alexander (The Earl of) DUNDEE, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Joseph FALZON, Malta, EPP/CD ; Mr Renato FARINA, Italy, EPP/CD ; Ms Sevinj FATALIYEVA, Azerbaijan, EDG ; Mr Paul FLYNN, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Bernard FOURNIER, France, EPP/CD ; Mr Hans FRANKEN, Netherlands, EPP/CD ; Mr György FRUNDA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Corina FUSU, Republic of Moldova, ALDE ; Ms Sahiba GAFAROVA, Azerbaijan, EDG ; Ms Alena GAJDŮŠKOVÁ, Czech Republic, SOC ; Sir Roger GALE, United Kingdom, EDG ; Ms Nadezda GERASIMOVA, Russian Federation, EDG ; Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Ms Sylvi GRAHAM, Norway, EPP/CD ; Ms Dzhema GROZDANOVA, Bulgaria, EPP/CD ; Mr Jonas GUNNARSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Ms Carina HÄGG, Sweden, SOC ; Kent HÄRSTEDT, Sweden, SOC ; Mr Davit HARUTYUNYAN, Armenia, EDG ; Mr Norbert HAUPERT, Luxembourg, EPP/CD ; Mr Jim HOOD, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Péter HOPPÁL, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Anette HÜBINGER, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Andrej HUNKO, Germany, UEL ; Ms Susanna HUOVINEN, Finland, SOC ; Ms Stella JANTUAN, Republic of Moldova, SOC ; Mr Leonid KALASHNIKOV, Russian Federation, UEL ; Mr Giorgi KANDELAKI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Mr Alexey KNYSHOV, Russian Federation, EDG ; Mr Haluk KOÇ, Turkey, SOC ; Mr László KOSZORÚS, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Elvira KOVÁCS, Serbia, EPP/CD ; Mr Tiny KOX, Netherlands, UEL ; Mr Ertuğrul KÜRKÇÜ, Turkey, UEL ; Ms Athina KYRIAKIDOU, Cyprus, SOC ; Mr Pavel LEBEDA, Czech Republic, SOC ; Mr Ian LIDDELL-GRAINGER, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr George LOUKAIDES, Cyprus, UEL ; Mr Anvar MAKHMUTOV, Russian Federation, EDG ; Mr Gennaro MALGIERI, Italy, EPP/CD ; Ms Jagna MARCZUŁAJTIS-WALCZAK, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Yevhen MARMAZOV, Ukraine, UEL ; Mr Bernard MARQUET, Monaco, ALDE ; Mr Frano MATUŠIĆ, Croatia, EPP/CD ; Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER, Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Edgar MAYER, Austria, EPP/CD ; Sir Alan MEALE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr José MENDES BOTA, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Mr Jean-Pierre MICHEL, France, SOC ; Ms Federica MOGHERINI REBESANI, Italy, SOC ; Mr Patrick MORIAU, Belgium, SOC ; Mr João Bosco MOTA AMARAL, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Mr Nicos NICOLAIDES, Cyprus, SOC ; Ms Carina OHLSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Mr Joseph O'REILLY, Ireland, EPP/CD ; Mr Maciej ORZECHOWSKI, Poland, EPP/CD ; Ms Sandra OSBORNE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Maureen O'SULLIVAN, Ireland, UEL ; Ms Liliana PALIHOVICI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Ms Elsa PAPADIMITRIOU, Greece, EPP/CD ; Mr Dimitrios PAPADIMOULIS, Greece, UEL ; Ms Lajla PERNASKA, Albania, EPP/CD ; Mr Grigore PETRENCO, Republic of Moldova, UEL ; Mr John Paul PHELAN, Ireland, EPP/CD ; Ms Zaruhi POSTANJYAN, Armenia, EPP/CD ; Mr Yves POZZO di BORGO, France, EPP/CD ; Mr John PRESCOTT, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Gabino PUCHE, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Carmen QUINTANILLA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Valentina RADULOVIĆ-ŠĆEPANOVIĆ, Montenegro, SOC ; Ms Maria de Belém ROSEIRA, Portugal, SOC ; Ms Jadwiga ROTNICKA, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr René ROUQUET, France, SOC ; Ms Amber RUDD, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Indrek SAAR, Estonia, SOC ; Mr Aleksandrs SAKOVSKIS, Latvia, SOC ; Ms Luz Elena SANÍN, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Giuseppe SARO, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Leander SCHÄDLER, Liechtenstein, EPP/CD ; Mr Stefan SCHENNACH, Austria, SOC ; Ms Ingjerd SCHOU, Norway, EPP/CD ; Mr Samad SEYIDOV, Azerbaijan, EDG ; Mr Jim SHERIDAN, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Jouko SKINNARI, Finland, SOC ; Mr Serhiy SOBOLEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Irena SOKOLOVA, Bulgaria, NR ; Ms Maria STAVROSITU, Romania, EPP/CD ; Ms Tineke STRIK, Netherlands, SOC ; Mr Björn von SYDOW, Sweden, SOC ; Ms Chiora TAKTAKISHVILI, Georgia, ALDE ; Lord John E. TOMLINSON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Latchezar TOSHEV, Bulgaria, EPP/CD ; Mr Petré TSISKARISHVILI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Ms Dana VÁHALOVÁ, Czech Republic, SOC ; Mr Imre VEJKEY, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Stefaan VERCAMER, Belgium, EPP/CD ; Ms Birutė VĖSAITĖ, Lithuania, SOC ; Mr Nikolaj VILLUMSEN, Denmark, UEL ; Ms Anne-Mari VIROLAINEN, Finland, EPP/CD ; Mr Luigi VITALI, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Luca VOLONTÈ, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Konstantinos VRETTOS, Greece, SOC ; Mr Klaas de VRIES, Netherlands, SOC ; Mr Johann WADEPHUL, Germany, EPP/CD
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Breast cancer is the commonest cancer in European women with the highest mortality levels of any cancer in women worldwide.

One in ten women in Europe will develop breast cancer by the age of 80,while an average of 20–30% of breastcancer cases in Europe occur in women younger than 50 years old. Ever increasing numbers of younger women are contracting breast cancer, affecting many women during their years dedicated to working and raising a family. Men also are affected by breast cancer in 1% of cases.

Population-based mammography screening has been proven to reduce deaths from breast cancer by up to 35% in women between 50 and 69 and should be carried out every two years within a national screening programme. Scientific evidence also shows that women treated in multidisciplinary specialised breast units have an increased chance of survival and better quality of life. Recent studies show that one fifth of breast cancer patients do not return to work although they are deemed fit to do so, and that women who do return to work are often faced with a reduction in their income.

The Parliamentary Assembly calls upon member States to fully comply with all existing standards and implement them at national level.

Member States should ensure that

  • women have access to a national mammography screening programme set up according to quality assurance in breast cancer screening and diagnosis according to European Guidelines
  • ensure treatment in multidisciplinary breast units, wherever the place of residence, established in accordance with European Guidelines,
  • establish national cancer registries providing reliable data on the situation in the member States.
  • breast cancer remains on the top of their health agendas.

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