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Women’s cancers

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September 17, 2018

The human immune system is actually quite good at killing cancer cells. In fact, we believe it does so quite frequently. People who have AIDS or have had an organ transplant have suppressed immune systems and go on to develop cancer more often than healthy individuals. And as people age, their immune systems don’t work […]

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November 24, 2017

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second-most-common cause of death from cancer.

Despite the disease being common, different people have very different chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Working out this chance for each person guides who will benefit most from ways to reduce risk. These can involve changes in diet and exercise, preventive medications, or even surgery in high-risk cases.

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October 18, 2017

Repeated studies have shown that physical inactivity, and the occurrence of obesity to which it is linked, increases the risk for many chronic diseases, including breast and other cancers.

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September 22, 2017

A new study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast cancer in women who live in neighborhoods that have higher levels of outdoor light during the night.

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March 29, 2017

An international collaborative study has confirmed that 30 genetic variants in addition to BRCA1 and BRCA2 increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer.

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March 13, 2017

The online petition against changes to Australia’s cervical cancer screening program has revealed more than 70,000 people (most of whom we could assume are women) are deeply concerned about what the upcoming changes mean. Their comments also reveal a number of misconceptions about the new screening program, which will now be rolled out in December […]

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February 14, 2017

The predictions of future cancer trends are based on knowledge of how lifestyle choices and other factors can affect a person’s chance of getting cancer.

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February 1, 2017

Advances in breast cancer research in the last decade has introduced new treatment regimes.

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January 5, 2017

In the case of cervical cancer, 85% of women diagnosed, and 87% of those who die are from poorer countries.

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October 14, 2016

Researchers have discovered a new way to interpret mammograms that could transform routine breast screening and save lives.

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