Replacement therapy for menopause symptoms is considered safe – if the breast cancer risk is addressed.
Researchers from Stanford University in the United States have developed a protein that inhibits the spread of cancer.
Breast cancer expert, Justus Apffelstaedt, explains the complexities around the issue of screening for this disease.
SureTouch does not claim to be a substitute for proper breast cancer screening, but patients are being misled.
It seems counterintuitive, but mammograms may do more harm than good to women under 50.
A preventative mastectomy might save your life if you are at high risk but it does not provide 100% protection from developing breast cancer.
Angelina Jolie's aunt has died of breast cancer less than two weeks after Jolie announced that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy.
Dr Kristi Funk's account of Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy aims to help women understand the preventative treatment.
Some researchers fear it could be linked to an increase in breast cancer in developing nations, writes Daryl Ilbury.
October is dedicated to breast awareness - an important topic for any woman, especially if she has a family history of breast cancer.
A lab test to screen embryos for inherited risk of breast or ovarian cancer is "feasible" but controversy is unlikely to be stilled.
Postmenopausal women with a common type of breast cancer survived longer when treated with a blend of two drugs rather than just one, a study showed.
Jane Wiles has been living with death for years. And, quite frankly, she is quite bored with it.
This SA woman underwent the same surgery as Angelina Jolie recently faced. In her early twenties Cecile Nel sacrificed her breasts to save her life.
Federal courts have ruled that human genes can be patented, which could have big implications for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
New research brings hope for less aggressive and invasive ways of treating breast cancer in patients.
A US study suggested early stage breast cancer patients who have a small amount of lymph node removed fare as well as those with extensive surgery.
About one in 10 women in South Africa will be diagnosed with breast cancer. The good news is that it can be cured when detected and treated early.
Clinical trials of a vaccine designed to protect healthy women against breast cancer could begin within the next two years.