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Breast cancer screening programme a success

Almost 1,400 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed through screening in Scotland in 2009/10, figures show.

Older women less likely to have breast cancer operation

Older women are less likely to have breast cancer surgery than those who are younger, research suggests.

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In the pink: MoonWalkers try a little Rouge

Thousands of people took to the streets of Scotland's capital over the weekend for a Moulin Rouge-themed MoonWalk.

Therapy hope for breast cancer

A NUTRIENT in carrots and sweet potatoes may be a vital weapon against breast cancer in the early stages of the disease, research has claimed.

Women get clearer guide to breast cancer screening

WOMEN invited for breast cancer screening in Scotland are to be given simpler information to help them decide whether to undergo testing.

'Vital breakthrough' could stop spread of breast cancer

BLOCKING a key chemical can stop breast cancer, which kills thousands of women in the UK each year, from spreading to other organs, experts have discovered.

One in eight women will get breast cancer, and toll is rising

HEALTH charities have warned women about lifestyle dangers, after figures showed the rate of breast cancer among Scottish women rose by 4.4 per cent during the past decade, faster than the UK average.

Controversial Breastlight company in liquidation

The company behind a controversial device which helps women check their breasts for lumps at home has gone into liquidation after running out of cash.

New device rings change for breast screening

BREAST cancer screening could become faster, cheaper and more effective using a new scanner that works like a mobile phone.

Cutting more tissue can halt breast cancer

Removing two millimetres of tissue from around breast cancer tumours can prevent the disease coming back, experts believe.

Scottish scientists trial brain cancer vaccine

Scientists in Scotland are to test a new vaccine to treat a deadly form of brain cancer.

'Breast cancer patients not getting support'

THOUSANDS of women with advanced breast cancer in Scotland are failing to get the support they need, campaigners said today.

New phone app puts breast cancer advice in the palm of your hand

SCOTTISH women are being urged to check their breast regularly with the aid of a new mobile phone application after research showed many are still not looking out for signs of cancer.

Case study: 'This is the way to find if there are family links'

Linda Lucas was inspired to join the study after suffering breast cancer ten years ago.

Exercise and weight loss identified as key to lowering breast cancer rates

Thousands of cases of breast cancer could be prevented in future if women take action to exercise more and lose weight, according to an expert leading a major study into the disease.

Nation 'must learn to diagnose cancer earlier' if survival rates are to improve

MORE must be done to diagnose cancer earlier if survival rates are to increase in Scotland, a report has warned.

Breast implants are cleared of cancer risk

BREAST implants manufactured by a French company do not cause cancer but they may be at greater risk of rupture, experts have warned.

Gentle exercise could prevent 10,000 cases of breast and bowel cancer

THOUSANDS of cases of breast and bowel cancer could be prevented if people took more exercise, according to research published today.

Craig Levein kick-starts campaign to beat breast cancer

Scotland football manager Craig Levein has given his backing to a charity campaign to help women beat cancer.

Breast cancer death rates fall by up to a third in UK

Death rates from breast cancer have fallen faster in the UK than any other major European country, experts said yesterday.

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