Breast cancer

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Find the latest breast health tips including cancer tips and advice on breast self examination.

10 breast health tips

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are ten tips that every woman should know for better breast health.

Take care of your breasts

When it comes to the health of your baby, there is no doubt: breast is best. Make breastfeeding work for you and your baby by taking proper care of your breasts.

How to do a breast self-examination

Starting at about age 20, you should examine your breasts every month, so that you can become familiar with their structure and detect any changes.

Grapes protect the breasts

There's more to grapes than meets the eye. Research has shown that chemicals found in high levels in grape-based food products block the formation of oestrogen.

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Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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