Research from NEJM concludes increased risk of heart disease from radiotherapy

14 March 2013 – A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that “Exposure of the heart to ionizing radiation during radiotherapy for breast cancer increases the subsequent rate of ischemic heart disease. The increase is proportional to the mean dose to the heart, begins within a few years after exposure, and continues for at least […] Read more »

PIP Implants

NHS Scotland has updated the NHS Inform website to include information and advice on PIP Implants. The Scottish Government have no records of PIP implants being used by the NHS. However, if you have concerns, please check out the NHS Inform page at Read more »

Review of National Breast Screening welcomed by SBCC

Scottish Breast Cancer Campaign welcomes the English review of the National Breast Screening Programme  The Scottish Breast Cancer Campaign welcomes the news in today’s BMJ that Mike Richards, Cancer Director in England, has initiated an independent  review of the evidence surrounding breast cancer screening. He has also promised to examine how written information on screening […] Read more »