Five out of six women at higher risk of breast cancer reject drugs to prevent the disease

1st December 2015

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have collated data from 26 international studies totalling more than 21,000 women of all ages who were at increased risk of developing breast cancer. All of the women in the study were offered a five year course of preventative medication to lower their risk of preventing breast ...


The Breast Cancer Cookbook

1st September 2015

The Breast Cancer cookbook, written by Professor Mohammed Keshtgar, a Consultant Breast Care Specialist at the Royal Free Hospital, is a vibrant and colourful book written to help support the diet and lifestyle of patients going through breast cancer. Professor Keshtgar and his team have looked at breast cancer risks, the treatment of breast cancer ...


Research shows having a strong family history of breast cancer does not worsen your outcomes

1st June 2015

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 ...


Mammography was agreed to be the most appropriate breast screening tool

1st June 2015

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 ...


Just two drinks a day can increase the risk of developing breast cancer by 18%

1st June 2015

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 ...


Study shows exercising during chemotherapy reduces side effects

1st May 2015

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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