A US news anchor who was encouraged to have a mammogram live on television by her producers discovered she had breast cancer from the test.
Hundreds of lives could be saved every year if breast cancer patients took their full five-year course of drugs, according to research.
As mourners lined the streets at the funeral of Bernie Nolan they were told not to cry too much.
Dr Alpa Patel, senior epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia, said:
Our results clearly support an association between physical activity and postmenopausal breast cancer, with more vigorous activity having a stronger effect.
Our findings are particularly relevant, as people struggle with conflicting information about how much activity they need to stay healthy.
Without any other recreational physical activities, walking on average of at least one hour per day was associated with a modestly lower risk of breast cancer.
More strenuous and longer activities lowered the risk even more.
The authors said this was the first study to report a lower risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women specifically related to walking.
Women who walk for an hour a day can cut their chance of breast cancer by 14% according to a new study.
The researchers found that moderate activity in the form of walking an hour a day was associated with a 14% lower risk of the disease compared to women who were least active.
The American Cancer Society study involved 73,615 postmenopausal women, of whom 4,760 were diagnosed with breast cancer during a 17-year follow-up.
The study also found that women who took part in more vigorous activities for an hour a day had a 25% lower risk of breast cancer than the least active, which echoed findings in other studies.
Pop star Anastacia told Lorraine she had already prepared herself to undergo a double mastectomy when she was first told she had breast cancer.
The I'm Outta Love singer revealed earlier this week that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time.
Anastacia said: "Any journey down that road is not easy for a female period, but you just got to do what you've got to do and I'm breast cancer free forever ... that at least has been worth the struggle."
"I advocate early detection, I advocate raising awareness ... I think the more you talk, the more negativity that ever surrounds the word cancer just goes straight away."
Pop star Anastacia has undergone a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time earlier this year.
The US singer, whose hits include I'm Outta Love, cancelled her planned European tour in February after the second diagnosis. She was first diagnosed with the disease in 2003.
Anastacia, 45, is in the final stages of recovery following her surgery, and said in a statement to fans that she wanted to bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause "particularly close to my heart".
"It has been an intense journey but l am feeling great and ready to start the next chapter," she said. "Early detection has saved my life twice. I will continue to battle and lend my voice in anyway I can."
In May, film star Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone a double mastectomy after learning that she had a 87% chance of developing breast cancer.
Anastacia's announcement follows a report from a leading cancer charity which says that up to 185,000 women could die from breast cancer by 2030 if action is not taken over critical research gaps.
A report by a leading cancer charity says up to 185,000 women could die from breast cancer by 2030 if action over critical research gaps is not taken.
Breast Cancer Campaign has identified ten fundamental research gaps where action is needed.
The report also claims that breast cancer can be "overcome" by 2050 if its recommendations are followed.
Early diagnosis of breast cancer is the "key to saving lives" of those battling the disease, said leading health campaigner.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer's head of public health, Eluned Hughes, was speaking as part of a campaign to get women to check their breasts regularly.
– Breakthrough Breast Cancer's head of public health Eluned Hughes
It's shocking that despite being the most common cancer in the UK, nearly half of British women do not check their breasts regularly, and nearly all of them still cannot think of five common signs and symptoms of breast cancer without prompting...
What's interesting - and encouraging - is that three quarters of our survey respondents could pick out five signs and symptoms when presented with a list; if every woman in the UK had one of our free TLC guides in their handbag, just imagine what a difference this would make to breast awareness.
Just under a third of mothers have not spoken to their daughters about breast cancer or explained how to spot the symptoms, data has shown.
Beauty company Avon found almost 31% have never spoken with their daughters about breast cancer.
The five most common signs of breast cancer are:
- A lump
- A change to skin texture
- A rash or crusting
- A change in appearance of the nipple
- Nipple discharge
Almost half of women do not check their breasts regularly for possible cancerous tumours, a poll conducted by Breakthrough Breast Cancer suggests.
Most cases of the disease are found by women noticing unusual changes in their breasts but 45% do not check themselves on a regular basis, according to the survey.
Only 9% felt "very confident" they would notice a change when checking their breasts, according to the poll which was conducted on 1,000 women from across the UK.
Some 6% of respondents could identify five or more common symptoms of the disease without any prompting but when presented with a list, 75% were able to correctly pick five symptoms.
Breast cancer survival rates for women in England have risen from 54 per cent in 1971 to 84 per cent, according to the Office for National Statistics: