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Breast cancer gene testing could be more accessible with new advancements

1st May 2015

A Silicon Valley company called Color Genomics has developed inexpensive mail-in gene tests that could have significant implications for the way in which breast cancer risk factors are detected. The announcement marks the collaboration of two major lab corporations who have created a database to help researchers determine the level of risk presented by genetic ...

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1 in 5 women delay seeing a doctor a month after identifying breast cancer symptoms

1st April 2015

Research by YouGov has shown that a fifth of women who were subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer waited a month or longer before seeking an appointment with their GP, after spotting a potential sign or symptom. The findings also showed 1 in 20 of those women had waited up to 6 months before seeking an ...

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Checking your breasts regularly can be vital to an early diagnosis of breast cancer

1st March 2015

Checking your breasts regularly can be vital to an early diagnosis of breast cancer, which can significantly increase your chances of survival. Men can get breast cancer too (though it is rare with only 400 men diagnosed with the disease in the UK annually) so it is important for both sexes to be vigilant. To ...

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Study shows breastfeeding can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 20%

1st January 2015

A study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in Texas has found that breastfeeding could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 20%. Earlier studies had found that breastfeeding reduces the risk of developing certain cancers, but the impact was thought to be relatively small. This research, which drew together and ...

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