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Posted: 30 Jul 2021

Top up your Vitamin D this summer

Having a low level of vitamin D is linked with breast cancer. Making sure you have a healthy level of Vitamin D is a great way to stay well and may reduce your risk of breast cancer. What is Vitamin D and how do we get it? Vitamin D is naturally present in some...

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Microplastics and breast cancer: could there be a link?

Microplastics are often in the news these days. They are mostly discussed in terms of pollution of the natural environment, particularly the oceans. In this blog, we consider some specific...

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Constant exposure carries long-term health consequences

"If you're going to buy drinks, buy them in glass bottles rather than plastic bottles, avoid canned food, and refuse thermal till receipts ... simple things can help minimise our...

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It struck a chord with people because it shows that, as a family, we're fighting back.

"I always draw a smiley face on birthday cards. And then I do a load of curly hair. It's just always something I've done, " says Josie Jeffries, explaining how...

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My diagnosis led to a journey of self discovery which would last 10 years

Tina Paine was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 when she was 29 years old. She’d had some breast pain and felt a lump during the Christmas of 2007 and went to...

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We didn’t think anything like this would ever happen to us

The impact of breast cancer reaches beyond the people with the disease. In addition to the devastation caused to the person who is diagnosed, husbands, partners, children, and parents can...

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My chance male breast cancer sample led to 30 years of research

It was a mixture of chance and curiosity that found Valerie Speirs, now Professor of Molecular Oncology at the University of Aberdeen, began her research into male breast cancer back...

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Guys tend to ignore these things

"My doctor went all serious and I saw him typing something on the computer.. so I sort of jokingly said: Could it be cancer? And he went: "Well, I'm not...

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