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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with around 55,200 people diagnosed each year. It starts in the breast tissue, most commonly in cells lining the milk ducts. Breast cancer predominantly affects women, but men can get it too.

New breast and lung cancer treatments approved in Scotland

3 new cancer treatments have now been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for use on the NHS in Scotland, including 2 breast cancer treatments and 1 for lung cancer.

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Breast cancer surgery: ‘I’m proud of the tattoos inked across my chest’

We spoke to three people about their experience of breast surgery and some of the difficult decisions they made along the way.

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Precision drug slows progression of advanced breast cancer

Patients taking the drug trastuzumab deruxecan were 72% less likely to see their cancer grow significantly or to die than those on an existing breast cancer treatment.

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Speaking a thousand words – how a cancer image collection is set to improve AI diagnosis

Find out how the OPTIMAM project’s mammogram collection is heralding a new dawn of machine learning based cancer detection

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New drug combo for advanced breast cancer approved for NHS in England

People with a certain type of advanced breast cancer will now have routine access to a new treatment option in England.

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Fears breast cancer progress could stall due to COVID-19 backlog

Around 10,600 fewer breast cancer patients have started treatment in the last year in England, as experts fear hard-won progress could slow.

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ASCO 2021 news: follow-up treatments pave the way

One of the biggest meetings of the world’s cancer specialists took place this weekend. Here’s a flavour of the some of the top research presented.

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‘Will cancer make me infertile?’ – That Cancer Conversation

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series That Cancer Conversation

For the first episode of our new podcast, we explore cancer and infertility.

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Predicting future breast cancer with precision

An international team of Cancer Grand Challenges scientists are conducting one biggest studies of its kind to try to predict who will develop invasive breast cancer.

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Changes detected in BRCA1 breast cells before they turn cancerous

Scientists have mapped out some of the earliest changes that occur in seemingly healthy breast tissue long before any tumours appear.

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