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Some studies have linked drinking milk with higher risk of oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Summersky/ Shutterstock

Breast cancer: is milk a risk factor?

Cow's milk naturally raises levels of a growth factor strongly implicated in breast cancer risk.
A Breast Cancer Awareness sign is seen before an NFL football game between the Washington Football Team and the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 4, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Breast cancer awareness is not enough: Public health strategies need to be based on prevention

Awareness-raising alone is an ineffective solution to the breast cancer epidemic. We need more action on primary prevention to limit exposures to known and suspected breast carcinogens.
Men are 17% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than they were 30 years ago. fizkes/Shutterstock

29,000 cancers overdiagnosed in Australia in a single year

New research estimates 24% of cancers in men that were detected in 2012 were overdiagnosed, meaning they never would have caused harm if left untreated.
3D mammograms may be useful in investigating abnormalities, but as a means of routine screening, they may do more harm than good. From shutterstock.com

For routine breast screening, you may not need a 3D mammogram

3D mammography is becoming more widely available, but is it superior to the traditional 2D technology for breast cancer detection? The answer isn’t clear-cut.
This isn’t the first time scientific research has found a link between menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer. From shutterstock.com

We don’t know menopausal hormone therapy causes breast cancer, but the evidence continues to suggest a link

A study published recently in The Lancet indicated menopausal hormone therapy is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. How can we interpret the results?
While this research has merit, it doesn’t exactly tell us eating chicken reduces risk of breast cancer. From shutterstock.com

Will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?

Recent reports suggested eating chicken could reduce the risk of breast cancer. In the study, those who ate chicken were at lower risk – when compared to women who ate large quantities of red meat.
Endocrine therapy is currently the most effective form of treatment for oestrogen-dependent breast cancer, but a significant proportion of patients relapse. from www.shutterstock.com

How a new breast cancer biomarker could help patients identify best treatment options

A new breast cancer test predicts whether a patient will benefit from endocrine therapy, allowing patients and their doctors to make better treatment decisions.

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