Breast cancer "returns in one in five women" as experts reveal odds of relapse for the first time

Breast cancer 'returns in one in five women' as experts reveal odds of relapse for the first timeResearch showed 95 per cent of the women whose cancer returned were not alive ten years later | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 11 June 2012 One in five women with breast cancer will have their illness return following treatment, according to experts.

Nurse Debbie Thomson tells how she overcame battle with "taboo" OCD

'I washed my hands until they bled, considered suicide and thought if I touched a doorhandle my family would die': Nurse tells of battle with OCD Under control: Debbie Thomson did not realise she had OCD until she was 16, and the condition spiralled out of control after her daughter was born A mother whose obsessive compulsive disorder got so bad she considered committing suicide has now managed to get the condition under control, and helps others to do the same.

DR ELLIE CANNON: Cancer drug tamoxifen is worth the risks and can be effective against a relapse

Cancer drug tamoxifen is worth the risks and can be effective against a relapse Discussing breast cancer last week, Jennifer Saunders revealed the hardest thing was taking a treatment that triggered sudden menopause that was like ‘jumping off a cliff’. The drug, tamoxifen, is commonly prescribed to women who have tumours stimulated by the female sex hormone oestrogen. Recent trials even suggested it could be taken as a preventative measure