October is the annual breast cancer awareness month in New Zealand. This is a chance to reflect on the statistics, but also to celebrate the resilience of survivors and those currently undergoing treatment.
Regular exercise has a diverse range of health benefits; most markedly disease prevention. A new study has uncovered a link between consistent exercise and a lower risk of developing postmenopausal breast cancer.
Research done in test tubes and in mice presented at a conference in Boston in the US at the weekend suggests taking low doses of aspirin on a regular basis may stop breast cancer from growing and spreading.