Letter: Any publicity about breast cancer is good

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Thank goodness in the breast cancer debate. As a victim, I am naturally grateful for the attentions of the medical profession, but perplexed as to why this particular form of illness is deemed so important. We all have to die of something and a premature exit from breast cancer seems preferable to many other lingering, but less emotive, conditions on which more effort and money might be spent - chronic arthritis, for example, or long-term psychiatric illness.

No one would deny that breast cancer is frightening for those who experience it, but let's keep it in proportion.

Lesley Grayson

Eastleigh, Hampshire