An extensive American study, published in the journal Breast Cancer Research, has found that fine particles from air pollution may increase breast density in women, a well-established risk factor for breast cancer.
Pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of death among women who have had breast cancer, say researchers, who found that five-year survival rates were similar for women who got pregnant and those who did not.
Researchers are looking to recruit more than 6,300 Canadian women in the first large North American study of its kind to determine whether 3D mammography is more effective at detecting breast cancer than the 2D technology currently used.
Forget the pink ribbons. Spitting in a tube for science is what unites a growing group of breast cancer patients taking part in a unique project to advance treatment for the deadliest form of the disease.