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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.

‘Being open will help bring awareness’: Meet the fashion vlogger who went public on her diagnosis

This entry is part 6 of 5 in the series Regional stories

When diagnosed with cancer, deciding how and when to tell people can leave a patient feeling anxious and alone. For…

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NICE recommends pembrolizumab for 1,600 more people with breast cancer

The “potentially life-saving” immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab is now recommended for some people with early triple negative breast cancer in England and Wales.

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How keeping active during cancer treatment has helped Mary and Keith

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Regional stories

It’s well known that exercise reduces cancer risk, but can it make any difference for people living with cancer? Read Mary and Keith’s stories.

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How serendipity sent this oncologist in search of a cure for cancer

This entry is part 6 of 5 in the series Regional stories

Dr Hugo De La Peña, the face of our latest TV advert, explains how a second chance at life led to a career dedicated to curing cancer.  

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New targeted treatment for early breast cancer could reduce risk of relapse

A targeted cancer drug has been approved to treat some people with breast cancer that has a high-risk of returning.

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Girls Aloud members to join forces to raise money in Sarah Harding’s honour

The member of Girls Aloud are joining forces with us for a special ‘Race for Life for Sarah’, raising money for vital breast cancer research in honour of their much-loved bandmate.  

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The path to least resistance: How our researchers are outsmarting cancer’s survival skills

Our scientists across the country are working hard to tackle drug resistance – one of cancer’s cruellest curveballs.

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Triple negative breast cancer drug given initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Sacituzumab govitecan (Trodelvy) is not being recommended by NICE for use in England as a treatment for some people with triple-negative breast cancer.

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Is there a right way to check your body for cancer? 

There’s no ‘right’ way to check certain parts of your body for cancer, but here’s what you need to keep in mind when self-checking.

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Reduction in women screened for breast cancer between 2020 and 2021, NHS report finds

A new report by NHS Digital reveals how breast screening services were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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