For the research, the team collected samples from healthy individuals and compared them to samples collected from stage IV breast and ovarian cancer patients, and those ovarian cancer patients who had undergone at least three cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
World Cancer Day: It was while breastfeeding her daughter that Rizwan felt a lump in her breast. "Initially, I thought perhaps the milk had hardened. Over the week, I realised the lump was something different, which is when I decided to take a doctor's opinion," she said.
In order to arrive at the result, data from 15 studies from all over the world were examined. Around eight lakh women were studied by the scientists. They focussed on factors, like breastfeeding and family history of cancer, that were previously not considered.
Titled "cARTpet", the event will put out hand-woven and tufted carpets reproduced from key artworks of 22 renowned Indian artists. The exhibition preview on October 21 will also host an awareness session where doctors and women could converse about breast cancer.
A research states that breast cancer risk is lower in pre-menopausal women who are overweight whereas obesity increases breast cancer risk in older women. This study however does not promote gaining extra weight to prevent breast cancer.