Throughout the month of October, shoppers at Swindon’s Brunel Centre are being treated to an exhibition called Bras at the Brunel – promoting breast cancer awareness month. Raising funds for Against Breast Cancer’s pioneering research into new treatments and tools for earlier diagnosis, the campaign ‘Bra the Brunel’ was launched by long-time supporter of the …Read more
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You may be aware that there are different types of breast cancer, but do you know why they need to be treated in different ways? A breast is comprised of many types of cells, some of which are programmed to respond to different growth stimuli in order to function as part of the healthy reproductive …Read more
Sensational newspaper headlines, online news articles and chat rooms, even everyday conversation are all sources of perpetuating popular myths and misconceptions about breast cancer. Dispelling such myths can go some way to remove confusion or uncertainty that, left unchecked could hinder good prevention or even treatment decisions. MYTH – Breast cancer is a single disease There …Read more
Treatments for breast cancer, such as Herceptin and Tamoxifen, have increased the long-term survival rates of breast cancer patients, but there is still much more work to be done to understand this complicated disease and save the lives of 1000 people in the UK each month who develop secondary spread. We need more treatments because …Read more
Gene mutations that are passed down from your mother and/or father can increase hereditary risk of breast cancer, so what do we know about these genes, and how do they affect risk? The most widely recognised mutations associated with breast and other cancers are in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, but other mutation sites, such …Read more