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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.
Cancer survivors are honored at a Relay for Life Event in Twinsburg, Ohio, in June 2009. Researchers found that many survivors do not like that label. Kenneth Sponsler/Shutterstock.com

People diagnosed with cancer often don’t embrace the term ‘survivor’

A recent study found that many people who have survived a cancer diagnosis do not like to be called 'survivor.' As World Cancer Day is observed on Feb. 4, their wishes are something to think about.
Evidence shows that the growth of air pollutants – as well as rising temperatures, increased rain and flooding – connect breast cancer with climate change. (Shnutterstock)

As the oceans rise, so do your risks of breast cancer

Most cases of breast cancer are related to environmental causes. When we talk about climate change, we must not forget this part of the story.
The science isn’t clear on whether organic foods can lower your risk of cancer. But eating plenty of fruit and veg – however it’s grown – can reduce your risk.

Research Check: can you cut your cancer risk by eating organic?

The participants who chose more organically grown foods over 4.5 years had slightly lower rates of cancer. But it doesn't necessarily mean one thing caused the other.
There are lots of ways to support a friend through breast cancer. Sharing the journey is key, studies suggest. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock

What kind of support do breast cancer patients want? Food, rides and prayer

People across the country show their support for breast cancer patients and survivors by wearing pink and raising money each October. A recent study of patients suggests ways to help all year.

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