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Ten risk factors for breast cancer

Age, number of births, breast-feeding and lifestyles have impacts on the risk of getting breast cancer. But the density of breast tissue also plays a heavy role.

Stress hormone linked to breast cancer

Women with small bloodstream levels of a stress-lowering hormone run a higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new Swedish study.

Scientists can now predict breast cancer in four out of five cases

New method can predict breast cancer two to five years before it occurs.

Night shifts raise the risk of breast cancer

Women whose shifts include the four hours from midnight to four in the morning for much of their working life have an elevated risk of breast cancer.