breast cancer

Researchers identify protein that makes breast cancer fatal

New research has demonstrated that a protein called AXL influences the occurrence of metastasis in breast cancer patients In women…

New pill for breast cancer diagnosis is ‘more effective than a mammogram’

A new method for diagnosing breast cancer could be more effective than a mammogram, according to research by the University…

Olivia Newton-John and what a breast cancer diagnosis means today

One of the health stories in the press last week was the announcement that the singer and actress Olivia Newton-John…

A pill can ward off breast cancer. Why aren’t more women taking it?

We have long been familiar with the idea of healthy people taking a statin to reduce their risk of cardiovascular…

Does a Mediterranean diet really protect against breast cancer?

‘Mediterranean diet could slash risk of deadly breast cancer by 40 per cent,’ said the headlines in the Telegraph and…

contraceptive pill

The contraceptive pill and cancer: the benefits outweigh the risks

The contraceptive pill causes hormonal changes in the body and has long been known to affect cancer risk over the…

breast cancer

Having a ‘pre-cancer’ scare may be good for your health

Women over 50 who have been treated for a precursor to breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)…

Turmeric: a powerful weapon against disease or just a tasty spice?

It is news that should warm any curry lover’s heart: eating spicy food may be good for your health —…

aspirin

Wider aspirin use would help more people live past 80

Taking a low dose of aspirin daily can lower the risk of heart disease and cancer in people aged over…

Higher protein intake may help against breast cancer

Women with breast cancer are slightly more likely to survive the disease if they increase their protein intake, according to…

A novel therapy for certain breast cancers isn’t the same as a ‘major breakthrough’

Researchers from King’s College London have identified a molecule crucial to the growth of breast cancer that they say could…

HRT and breast cancer: here is what you should know

A large new study has found that the most common form of hormone replacement therapy (combined HRT) nearly triples the…

Before my wife died she asked me to set up a cancer charity. Here’s why

On 16 June 2015 my beautiful, brilliant wife, Rosie Choueka, lost her brief battle with secondary breast cancer. She was…

Health myths: does antiperspirant cause breast cancer?

It’s a common claim that the aluminium in antiperspirants and deodorants is linked to cancer — Benenden examines the truth

For some women the 5:2 diet may help protect against breast cancer

Women who reduce their intake of calories for just two days a week lower their risk of breast cancer, according…

Healthy living ‘would prevent half of all cancer deaths’

Lifestyle changes could prevent half of all cancer deaths, according to research published in the online journal JAMA Oncology. The…

Eating fruit as a teenager protects against breast cancer decades later

Eating a lot of fruit during adolescence can lower your risk of breast cancer by a quarter, according to a…

Weighing up your cancer risk every time you drink isn’t rational — it’s miserable

Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, has issued some seemingly autobiographical advice to the worried well of Britain. At…