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Breast reconstruction: ‘I wanted to feel normal again’

13 Oct

Rita had a mastectomy last year, after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

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‘First nipple’ broadcast in daytime TV advert for breast cancer

13 Oct

The advertisement for breast cancer awareness was seen on TV on Friday and will be fully broadcast on Monday.

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Elizabeth Hurley: ‘Breast cancer will be beaten’

12 Oct

Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley has told BBC Radio 5 live she believes breast cancer can be beaten.

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Breast cancer: ‘Why I had a double mastectomy’

8 Oct

Three women who decided to go through with the surgery explain why they felt it was necessary.

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Gene test ‘narrows down breast cancer risk’

8 Oct

It could reduce the number of mastectomies among high-risk women, researchers say.

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Why is cancer a taboo in black and Asian communities?

6 Oct

BBC reporter and cancer patient Satnam Rana examines the cancer taboo among black and Asian women.

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School vaccinations ‘cut cervical cancer alerts by 41%’

4 Oct

The number of young women in Scotland showing early signs has plummeted since a school vaccination programme began.

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