Thousands of women are at a higher risk of breast cancer than they expect, because they believe that they are too old to develop the disease. Read more
Two of Britain’s biggest breast cancer charities are merging to join forces against the disease. Both Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign are looking to launch a new charity in the spring, with the CEO’s of both charities jointly managing the new ‘super-charity’. Read more
Experts are thinking of replacing the permanent dark-ink tattoos that cancer patients receive during radiotherapy with newly-developed ‘invisible tattoos’ which could help restore and improve body confidence. Read more
A study has found that since the actress Angelina Jolie announced that she tested positive for the BRCA1 gene, the number of UK women also being tested for the gene has more than doubled.
Jolie’s announcement in May last year left much of the world in shock, and inspired millions when she opted for a double mastectomy. The BRCA1 gene can raise the risk of breast cancer developing within an individual by up to 90 per cent, and can raise a person’s chances of developing ovarian cancer by fifty per cent. Read more
Studies have found that women who have a rare genetic mutation have a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by the age of 70. Read more