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Breast cancer gene increases prostate cancer risk four fold

A faulty gene that increases the chances of breast cancer in women has been found to raise the risk of prostate cancer in men four fold.Men with a strong family history of either cancer in their family could be offered genetic tests to discover if they are carrying a faulty BRCA1 gene so their health […]

PIP breast implants- the latest news and information

Worries about the breast implants made by PIP have emerged since news of a major investigation into the France firm.Initially it was thought that around 40,000 women in the UK had the implants but yesterday the Department of Health said new evidence meant a further 7,000 women in the UK might have them. About 95% […]

Breast screening- are women over examined?

Are women being over examined by an over cautious health nanny state?In an uncertain world, we want to believe in the certainty of medicine: that it is omniscient and operates in absolutes. In reality, this is far from the truth. The world of medicine reflects the world we live in; constantly in flux with multifarious […]

Exercise should be standard part of cancer care

All patients getting cancer treatment should be told to do two and a half hours of physical exercise every week, says a report by Macmillan Cancer Support. Being advised to rest and take it easy after treatment is an outdated view the charity says. Research shows that exercise can reduce the risk of dying from […]

Women’s cancer rates higher in Britain than Europe

More British women are developing cancer than the average across Europe a leading charity claims. Official figures suggest almost a fifth more women in this country develop the disease before the age of 75 compared with those on the continent. The World Cancer Research Fund, which unearthed the data, fears that the difference could be […]

Silicone breast implants are relatively safe find US regulators

Silicone breast implants are relatively safe despite frequent complications and a small increased risk of the disease lymphoma, US drug regulators have found. In a new report, the Food and Drug Administration said the risks were well enough understood that prospective patients could make informed decisions. But it found as many as one in five […]

Poverty link to girls starting periods younger

Girls from poorer backgrounds are more likely to start their periods at a younger age, thereby increasing their risk of breast cancer, a UK study says. It found girls in lower socio-economic groups with typically poorer diets began at 12.1 years on average compared to 12.5 years for wealthier girls. Their breast cancer risk was […]

Breast cancer will hit one in eight women research finds

One in eight women will develop breast cancer as rates have risen over the past decade, according to new figures. The number of middle aged women contracting the disease has increased particularly sharply, with lifestyle factors partly to blame. British women are drinking and eating more than before, and exercising less, as well as having […]

Cancer rates league table

Here is a cancer rates league table of the countries with the highest overall rates of cancer, for men, for women and for breast cancer in women, according to the World Cancer Research Fund. In total there were 12.7 million new cases of cancer worldwide in 2008The latest global figures show that in 2008, there […]

Alcohol and poor diet linked to high UK breast cancer rates

Women in Britain are more likely to be be diagnosed with breast cancer than those in most other developed countries because of their unhealthy lifestyles, according to a new study. Analysis of data collected by the respected World Health Organisation shows Britain has higher rates of the potentially fatal disease than the USA, Australia, Germany […]