posted on May, 3 2004 @ 11:57 AM
Just another couple of updates i found via search engines and our main BBC health zone:
Breast Cancer ignorance revealed
Three quarters of women over the age of 50 do not realise that breast cancer is more common as women age, according to a survey.
Many are also ignorant about other facts which doctors say could save their lives by allowing them to seek treatment early.
One in five women over 50 do not check their breasts for changes from time to time, and the same percentage fail to attend breast screening.
It is hoped the survey, commissioned by charity Breast Cancer Care, will boost women's knowledge about the disease.
Clues to why Breast Cancer spreads
British scientists have taken a step forward in their effort to find out why breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body.
They have found that certain types of cancerous cells are attracted to other areas by a naturally occurring protein.
They have shown that blocking this protein, which is called uPA, can stop the cancer from spreading.
Writing in the Journal of Cell Biology, they said the discovery could lead to new treatments to fight the disease.