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Improving cancer care for the LGBTQ+ community

LGBTQ+ communities experience inequalities throughout their cancer journey, including in screening and diagnosis, clinical care, communication and overall experience. Find out about the barriers the community faces and the commitments required to improve cancer care for LGBTQ+ people.

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Text message reminders boost breast cancer screening attendance

Women who received a text message reminding them about their breast cancer screening appointment were 20 per cent more likely to attend.

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Some women still don’t understand ‘overdiagnosis’ risk in breast screening

Women who are given information about the chance of ‘overdiagnosis’ through the NHS breast screening programme may not fully understand the risks.

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Cancer Research UK’s response to the breast screening review

Our official response to the Independent Breast Screening Review Panel’s findings

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Cell test could predict DCIS breast cancer recurrence

A new test could predict which women have an aggressive form of breast cancer in the milk ducts (DCIS) and spare other women from unnecessary radiotherapy, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Wednesday).

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Twice as many lives saved than overdiagnosed by breast screening

For every woman overdiagnosed by breast screening, two deaths will be prevented, according to a study published today (Wednesday).

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Breast density linked to cancer recurrence

Breast density, already related to breast cancer risk, has been found to be an important indicator for cancer recurrence.

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Join the fight for women’s survival and help Cancer Research UK save lives

To mark the launch of the charityїs new breast cancer awareness campaign, `Join the fight for womenїs survivalї, Cancer Research UK is calling on all women to be breast aware, act now to reduce their risk of getting the disease, and do whatever they can to raise money to fund the charityїs lifesaving work.

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Charity concerned that one third of women ignore breast screening invite

On the eve of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Research UK today sends out a warning that if thousands of women continue to ignore invitations to breast screening they could be putting their lives at risk.

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Number of women dying from breast cancer hits record low

The number of women dying from breast cancer has fallen to less than 12,000 for the first time in almost 40 years, Cancer Research UK reveals today.

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