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We cover developments in cancer treatments, research into cancer risk and diagnosis as well as the latest cancer science stories. You'll also find analysis and comment on health and cancer policy. 

Breastfeeding

5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

Alcohol and breast cancer – how big is the risk?

A new report on breast cancer risk has made the headlines - but what does the evidence say?

Mums unaware of breastfeeding benefits

A new survey has highlighted a general lack of awareness that breastfeeding can help to prevent cancer.

Breastfeeding could cut breast cancer risk for older mothers

Breastfeeding can reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who give birth for the first time after the age of 25, according to research presented at the American...

Breastfeeding provides major protection against breast cancer

Breastfeeding and having large numbers of children are the key to the developing world's low rates of breast cancer compared with Western countries such as Britain,...