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Mastectomy not always best to treat breast cancer early, researchers say

In some cases women would have been better off having lumpectomy rather than having breast removed, study claims Up to 200 British women diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer each year might be undergoing mastectomies because of failures in managing treatment, researchers have suggested. Failures by radiologists or…

The insider’s guide to cancer prevention

These experts spend their lives fighting cancer. They have heard every tip, sensible or not, for how to avoid it. They tell Oliver Laughland how their lifestyles have changed as a result The breast specialist Tena Walters, 51, consultant, London Breast Clinic Just this week the papers splashed on another piece…

Breast cancer screening review launched

An independent review into breast cancer screening has been launched amid concerns that the diagnostic process could be more harmful than beneficial. Last month researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Denmark claimed women given mammograms were being “misinformed” and not told about the risk of overdiagnosis. A London-based consultant raised similar concerns, sparking questions over…

Less boob squishing seems like a value add to me

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about how a panel was convened to look at the breast cancer screening recommendations, and taking new evidence into account, they suggested the screening should start for most women at 50 instead of 40, and that self-exams were ineffective. I knew…

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