Family and friends gathering together on a beautiful hot and showery day to mark the second anniversary of Betty’s death. Betty is my aunt, the youngest of eight siblings. She died of breast cancer two years ago at the age of 43 leaving behind a two year old daughter, a 13 year old son and a 19 years old daughter. Her cancer struggle and death broke our hearts. Her children left without a mum shattered us behond belief.
Family and friends living in different parts of the world expressed their sadness in a memorial blog
In the UK in 2007 there were 12,082 deaths from breast cancer; 11,990 (99%) of these were in women and 92 (1%) were in men.
In the UK in 2007, there were 155,484 deaths from cancer (more info: Cancer Research UK)