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Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye, chemical straighteners: study

Says the risk is particularly higher for black women

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December 5, 2019


Gaddafi Stadium to turn pink during Pakistan-Sri Lanka T20I

PCB raises awareness about breast cancer

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October 9, 2019


Let’s support women with breast cancer, urges Veena Malik

She visited an ‘inspiring’ cancer survivor

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September 26, 2019


New breast cancer drug boosts survival rates by 30%

Study focused on a form of breast cancer

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June 2, 2019


MIT is using artificial intelligence to improve early breast cancer detection

It has the same level of accuracy as expert radiologists

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October 18, 2018


Eating processed food may cause breast cancer, say experts

The 16 studies used to reach this conclusion, however, had different definitions of ‘high’ consumption

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October 4, 2018


Cancer to kill 10 mn in 2018

The toll is rising as populations expand and grow older, and people in developing nations adopt unhealthy, high-risk lifestyles

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September 12, 2018


Bashar al-Assad’s wife diagnosed with breast cancer

The wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has begun treatment for early-stage breast cancer, the presidency said on Wednesday. “Asma al-Assad is beginning the first stage of treatment for a malignant tumour in the breast that was discovered at an early stage,” the presidency announced on its social media accounts. The announcement came with a…

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August 8, 2018


Immunotherapy cures late-stage breast cancer in world first: study

A woman with an aggressive form of breast cancer which defied chemotherapy and spread to other organs, was cured with an experimental treatment that triggered her immune system, researchers said Monday. The woman has been cancer-free for two years, reported the US-based team, presenting their results as “a new immunotherapy approach” for the treatment of…

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June 5, 2018


Scientists discover how breast cancer hibernates: study

Scientists have identified the mechanism that allows breast cancer cells to lie dormant in other parts of the body only to reemerge years later with lethal force, according to a study published Tuesday. In experiments with human cells and live mice, researchers showed that disabling the mechanism — with drugs or gene manipulation — crippled…

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May 23, 2018


40,000 women died of breast cancer in Pakistan in 2017

MULTAN: Known Cancer specialist Dr Quratulain has said that 40,000 women died of breast cancer in the country during 2017. Talking to APP here on Saturday, Dr Quratulain said that about 90,000 cases of breast cancer were reported during the same year. She said that Pakistan was in list of the countries, wherein the rate…

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February 3, 2018


Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win Fields Medal in mathematics, dies of breast cancer at 40

NEWS DESK: Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who in 2014 became the first woman awarded the Fields Medal, often called the most prestigious prize in mathematics, died on Saturday, reported NDTV. She was 40. Stanford University, where she had been a professor since 2008, announced her death but did not say where she died. The…

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July 16, 2017


Early detection makes breast cancer 100% curable

ISLAMABAD: Whereas, breast cancer is the most prevalent disease among women worldwide in Pakistan one out of eight women suffer from this life threatening disease.    Devouring thousands of women annually, this killer disease can only be cured 100 % by early detection and by consulting the doctor right away. This was the take home…

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February 12, 2017


Depression can make surviving breast cancer difficult: research

COPENHAGEN: Women with a history of depression may have lower survival odds with breast cancer than patients without past mental health problems, research in Denmark suggests. In the study of more than 45,000 women with early-stage breast malignancies, 13 percent of patients previously treated with antidepressants died within five years of their cancer diagnosis, compared…

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November 16, 2016


Mazar-i-Quaid glows pink for breast cancer awareness

KARACHI: The Mazar-i-Quaid was lit up in pink on Saturday, October 22, to raise awareness  about the breast cancer, organizers say. This was stated by Umer Aftab, chief executive of the Pink Ribbon Campaign, here on Friday. He said that his organization marks `Pinktober’ campaign in October every year to help foster breast cancer awareness…

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October 22, 2016


Facebook apologises for removing ‘offensive’ breast cancer awareness video

Facebook issued an apology after it removed a Swedish breast cancer awareness video, saying it contained ‘offensive images’. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and charities have been promoting ways women can recognize symptoms to help stop the disease in its tracks. Cancerfonden, the Swedish Cancer Society, created an animation to show women how to detect suspicious…

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October 22, 2016


Pakistani girl’s befitting reply to breast cancer trolls

Fama Hasan, a resident of Islamabad, has written a post to describe how she’d overheard a group of men who were laughing after discussing breast cancer. Fama passed by a group of boys who were laughing after discussing breast cancer, wrote a befitting reply to such people around the world. Complete text of her post Yesterday I…

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October 14, 2016


Pakistan has the highest breast cancer rate

FAISALABAD: Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer in the world as one out of nine female in the country is at risk of the disease and it kills 40,000 women every year. This was said by speakers at a seminar on ‘breast cancer’ arranged by Office of Senior Tutor, University of Agriculture Faisalabad…

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November 3, 2015


Women urged to wait until 45 for breast cancer screenings

MIAMI: In a controversial shift, a leading US medical association on Tuesday urged women to wait until the age of 45 before getting an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer. The American Cancer Society previously recommended women be screened each year from age 40, but has changed its advice because evidence failed to show…

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October 22, 2015


Celebs Point To Perils Of Breast Cancer

Pakistan’s top celebrities including  movie star Mahira Khan and singing sensation Hadiqa Kiani did not mince any words when they talked about the dangers of breast cancer if it goes unnoticed. They candidly spoke to the participants of an awareness campaign about how to monitor the changes in the tissue and consult a doctor. Watch…

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October 15, 2015


Penelope Cruz to direct documentary on childhood leukaemia

MADRID: Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz, who plays a woman fighting breast cancer in her latest film “Ma Ma”, said Thursday that she will direct a documentary on childhood leukaemia. “My goal is to raise awareness about this sensitive issue,” the 41-year-old Spanish actress said at a news conference to unveil the project. The documentary —…

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October 9, 2015

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