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Are you recovering from breast cancer?

22nd March 2017

Are you recovering from breast cancer? Do you feel your bra needs are not being met? Do you experience breast pain?   If you answered yes to one or all of these questions please read below: The Research Group in Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth are currently running a questionnaire about bras and a potential ...

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International Womans Day

20th March 2017

The International Women’s Day campaign theme for 2017 is ‘Be Bold For Change’ in effort to make a more gender inclusive world. The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap will not close entirely until 2186 and women around the world agree that this is too long to wait. By challenging stereotypes, educating youth about ...

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Cancer Drugs Price Rising Despite No Longer Being Under Patent

28th February 2017

When a new drug enters the market, the manufactures have a patent of several years to profit from investments in research and development. The NHS allows this patent as it gives incentive for large pharmaceutical companies to invest in new advancements and therefore produce new drugs. The setback to this patent is that the pharmaceutical ...

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Tamoxifen – Preventative Care

28th February 2017

Over the years, the health care system has been moving towards preventative care over treatment. Taking preventative measures such as making lifestyle changes can be more beneficial and cost effective in the long run. A good example of preventative care is the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen. Since 1998, Tamoxifen has been used to treat women ...

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The Champagne Concept

1st February 2017

Buy any bottle of Rosé Champagne this February online or in-store and The Champagne Concept will donate £2 to the Pink Ribbon Foundation – to support those with a breast cancer diagnosis and their families. https://www.thechampagneconcept.co.uk/product-category/rose/ www.drinkaware.co.uk

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Breast Cancer Rehabilitation DVD

23rd January 2017

Following treatment for breast cancer many women experience problems with shoulders, neck and back including lack of function, movement and strength. These issues can occur soon after treatment or develop over time. This Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Programme will guide you through exercises that have been designed to improve your posture, range of movement, shoulder and upper ...

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Gene discovery could shed light on how cancer cells spread

17th January 2017

UK Scientists have discovered a number of genes which could play a major role in how cancer cells spread through the body. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that removing one of these genes from cells in mice significantly reduced the spread of transplanted melanoma cells. Tumours that spread to other parts of the ...

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New device could help make cancer surgery more accurate

5th December 2016

A new probe which can distinguish between healthy and cancerous tissue samples has been developed by scientists in Australia. It is hoped that the more precise technology could help remove tumours whilst sparing the healthy tissue according to a study published in the journal of Cancer Research.  The new probe works by measuring levels of ...

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Healthy Women should take breast cancer pill, says NICE

5th December 2016

New draft guidelines from NICE say that women predisposed to breast cancer because of a strong family history of the disease should be taking preventative measures to protect themselves from the disease. There are three drugs which can be used to prevent breast cancer:  tamoxifen, raloxifene and, anastrozole. This is the first time that anastrozole ...

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NHS Breast Cancer Drug Wins All Clear

5th December 2016

Health officials have approved the first breast cancer drug in a decade for widespread NHS use. Trial results show eribulin, also known as Halaven can offer three months of additional life compared with other therapies. Health watchdogs say it should be made available across the NHS in England.

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