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Breast cancer

07 April 2011

Overall health key to beating breast cancer

Poor overall health seems to be associated with worse outcomes for breast cancer survivors, according to the results of a new study.

Poor overall health seems to be associated with worse outcomes for breast cancer survivors, according to the results of a new study.

Women with poor physical health scores had a 27% increased risk of experiencing either a recurrence of their breast cancer or a new breast cancer, and a 65% increased risk of death from any cause, the researchers said.

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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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