Health news

Breast cancer: how can you help?

With breast cancer being the most common cancer in women in Australia, is there a way you can get involved in fighting the good fight against this condition that affects so many?


Grandmother wins High Court fight

After a long battle between a Queensland grandmother and a major US corporation, the High Court has ruled that the breast cancer gene BRCA-1 cannot be patented.


Better breast cancer detection

A new form of breast cancer screening is on the horizon and it’s proven to be 40 per cent more effective at detecting breast tumours than mammography.


Hey ladies, it’s BRA day

Hey ladies, it’s BRA day, but what does this mean to women all over Australia?

Men's Health

Man flu and other myths

Can men get breast cancer, is low-carb beer really the healthy choice and is ‘Man-flu’ just an opportunist with a cold? Discover the answers to these questions and more as we debunk some common men’s health myths.

Breast cancer anthem revealed

Watch the video of the new breast cancer anthem, ‘I touch myself’.


Urine test for breast cancer

A new technique could test for breast cancer with just a urine sample

Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy

Actress Angelina Jolie has undergone a voluntary double mastectomy


Chrissie Amphlett

Despite suffering from MS and breast cancer, Chrissie Amphlett always remained positive, thanking her husband Chris and dog holiday for keeping her going. Although she lost her fight with breast cancer yesterday, she will forever rock on. Listen to her sing Boys In Town with the Divinyls.


Breast cancer risk has been exaggerated

If a close relative has breast cancer you may not need to panic. A new study has shown that the risk of close relatives also developing the disease has been exaggerated in the past.

Health Checks

Cancer: what tests to have and when to have them

Finding cancer early improves your chances of successful treatment and long-term survival. nScreening tests are currently available free-of-charge for people in eligible age groups for bowel, breast and cervical cancer. What tests should you be having?

Women's Health

Looking after your breasts

Our breasts change during our lifetime but there are things you can do to enjoy the best breast health possible. nIs it normal to have one breast slightly larger, or for hair to grow around your nipples? Are tender breasts before a period commonplace? Is it normal for nipples to look different on each breast? And what are the signs of breast health issues such as cysts, fibroadenomas, mastalgia (painful breasts) and mastitis? n

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