Breast Cancer

October 23, 2022
October 23, 2022

PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness

The month of October and pink ribbons displayed almost everywhere brings a certain sense of apprehension amongst people who have loved ones suffering from breast cancer. Yet, with all the discomfort associated with the universal advertisements, there’s a major encouraging side to it — people become more conscious about early screening and medical procedures that can prevent cancer from taking root in the first place.

June 4, 2018
June 4, 2018

No need for chemo in many breast and lung cancers

Two major studies show that many people with breast and lung cancers may forgo chemotherapy and still live longer, signaling a waning need for what was long seen as the standard of cancer care.

November 3, 2017
November 3, 2017

Infertility leads to an increased risk of mortality in women: study

Women with a history of infertility have a 10% increased risk of death compared to those without infertility problems, reports a new American study. The difficulty in conceiving is thought to expose them to significant risks of dying of breast cancer or type 2 diabetes.

October 22, 2017
October 22, 2017

Could mindfulness benefit breast cancer survivors?

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 250,000 women in the United States is going to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, joining the approximately 3.1 million breast-cancer survivors who have completed treatment or are still undergoing it.

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

Breast cancer: Scientists hail 'very significant' genetic find

Scientists say they have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer.

October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

‘Shocking amount of misinformation about cancer’

Actress Lisa Ray, who put up a brave fight against cancer, says the amount of misinformation about the disease is shocking and that media needs to clear the myths and the 'fear factor' surrounding it.

September 20, 2015
September 20, 2015

Novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77

The novelist Jackie Collins has died of breast cancer at the age of 77, her family said in a statement.

July 9, 2015
July 9, 2015

Drug may 'slow breast cancer growth'

A cheap and safe drug could help half of women with breast cancer to live longer, scientists suggest.

February 23, 2015
February 23, 2015

The blind breast cancer detectors

Research suggests blind people can in fact detect tumours earlier than their sighted counterparts