Who we helpSadly, Breast Cancer claims the lives of around 12,000 women each year.
The number of women being diagnosed is rising, but the good news is that with your help, more women are surviving the disease than ever before. Learn More
A study by the British Journal of Surgery has shown that inherited genes which increase the risk of developing breast cancer do not make it more difficult to treat the disease. The research findings involved studying nearly 3000 UK breast cancer patients, all of whom had developed breast cancer before the age of 41. Around ...more
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently published their recommendations following new data on screening practices and their outcomes. According to the IARC, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cause of death for women worldwide. It is said to be the leading cause of death from cancer for women in low to ...more
A new fact-sheet from Alcohol Concern and funded with a grant from the Pink Ribbon Foundation, looks at how alcohol increases the risk of developing breast cancer. Breast cancer is by far the most prevalent and one of the most lethal cancers for women in the UK. It affects around 1 in 8 women in the ...more
Findings from a recent Dutch study showed that women diagnosed with breast cancer who followed an exercise regime of either moderate or low intensity while undergoing chemotherapy experienced less fatigue, nausea and pain, as well as better physical fitness compared to those who did not exercise during treatment. The trial involved 230 female participants who had ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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