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3D mammography can detect more tumours than conventional techniques

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional image of the breast and can detect 34 per cent more tumours, shows new study.

New insight can lead to better breast cancer treatment

Researchers have now found out what happens when normal cells develop into breast cancer. This finding can lead to more individualized treatment: the right treatment in the right dosage for the right patient.

More breast cancer among women with benign findings

Women who are called in for more testing after mammography and whose results are then OK are more likely than others to develop breast cancer in the subsequent two years. But the absolute risk remains low.

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.