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Breast cancer

Updated 15 February 2013

Breastfeeding may cut breast cancer risk

Breast-feeding may reduce a woman's risk for a form of breast cancer that's particularly difficult to treat, a new study suggests.

Breast-feeding may reduce a woman's risk for a form of breast cancer that's particularly difficult to treat, a new study suggests.

Since there are few modifiable factors for ER/PR-negative breast cancers, the researchers concluded that women at risk for this type of tumour should be encouraged to breast-feed.

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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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