Simple blood test that predicts if a woman"s breast cancer is likely to return

Simple blood test that predicts if a woman's breast cancer is likely to return Test detects genetic changes in DNA that could signal return of most common form of breast cancer Early warning could spare some women unnecessary treatment with gruelling anti-cancer drugs By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 18 January 2013 A simple blood test could predict if the most common form of breast cancer will come back after treatment, say scientists.

Could eating your greens be a lifesaver? Study finds breast cancer sufferers who consume them are more likely to survive

Could eating your greens be a lifesaver Study finds breast cancer sufferers who consume veg are more likely to survive | UPDATED: 22:49 GMT, 3 April 2012 Women diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to survive if they eat up their greens, research suggests.

Leah Beth Richards: Brave schoolgirl, 13, who begged doctors to stop painful life-prolonging treatment, dies after 11-year cancer battle

Brave schoolgirl, 13, who begged doctors to stop painful life-prolonging treatment, dies after 11-year cancer battle Doctors discovered 5lb tumour when Leah was just two Decided to stop treatment aged eight because of painful side effects”She had no fear and lived to the full”, family friend tells funeral party Leah Beth Richards has died after a 11 year battle with cancer after deciding to stop treatment A brave schoolgirl has died five years after she begged doctors to stop giving her life-lengthening treatment for cancer. For more than a decade Leah Beth Richards, 13, battled with her illness but last week she passed away at the family home in Pontypridd, South Wales

White bread and pasta-rich diet increases risk of breast cancer returning

Eating white bread and pasta could increase risk of breast cancer returning in patients Starch-rich diet linked to new tumours developingRefined carbohydrates, such as white breads and white pasta, contain more starch than whole grains Eating cereal, bread and potatoes may boost the risk of breast cancer recurrence say scientists Eating plenty of cereal, bread and potatoes may boost the risk of breast cancer recurring in survivors, say scientists. A study found that former sufferers who followed a starch-rich diet were more likely to develop tumours compared to those who reduced their intake.

Modern chemotherapy drugs cut breast cancer deaths by 30 per cent

Modern chemotherapy drugs cut breast cancer deaths by 30 per cent1980s standard chemotherapy treatment reduced death rates by almost 25 per centProof better drugs and drug combinations are now available A study has found modern chemotherapy drugs cut breast cancer deaths by around 30 per cent Modern chemotherapy drugs cut breast cancer deaths by around 30 per cent a study has revealed. This compares with the 1980s when standard chemotherapy treatment reduced death rates by almost 25 per cent.