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45% 'don't often check breasts'

Almost half of women do not regularly check their breasts for possible cancerous tumours, a poll by charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer suggests.

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Cancer charity: 185,000 could die if research gaps not closed

The report says research into genetic factors that lead to breast cancer is needed. Credit: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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.

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