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Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that forms in the cells of the breast. Although mostly found in women, men can get breast cancer too. There are a number of symptoms associated with breast cancer, but the first noticeable symptom is often a lump or area of thickened breast tissue. A lump in the breast does not necessarily mean you have cancer - most breast lumps are not cancerous. However, it is always best to have them checked by your doctor. Treatment for breast cancer may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy or bone-directed therapy.
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Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

November 21, 2017 - 17:00
A drug commonly used to ease cold and flu symptoms can starve cancer cells of the proteins they need to grow and divide, a new study finds.

Many grapple with PTSD after a cancer diagnosis

November 20, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers point to a large incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder cases at 6 months after a cancer diagnosis and urge better mental health support.

Risk of breast cancer's return continues long after treatment ends

November 9, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers find that the risk of breast cancer recurrence stays high for decades after treatment. They ask whether therapy should continue for longer.

Warfarin may prevent cancer

November 6, 2017 - 17:00
The anticoagulant warfarin may do more than prevent blood clots. Researchers have found that the drug may also protect against cancer development.

Soy component could improve breast cancer treatment

November 1, 2017 - 08:00
New research suggests that a component of soy foods may have the potential to improve breast cancer treatments, leading to the suppression of tumors.

How does excess weight drive breast cancer? Study sheds light

October 23, 2017 - 17:00
Researchers reveal how obesity increases the release of cytokines into the blood, triggering a number of processes that fuel breast cancer metastasis.

How is breast cancer related to the axillary lymph nodes?

October 16, 2017 - 17:00
We look at axillary lymph nodes and their relation to breast cancer. We look at the diagnosis and the outlook, as well as more information, here.

Cribriform breast cancer: What to know

October 15, 2017 - 17:00
Cribriform breast cancer is a slow-growing, low-grade breast cancer that may be present alongside other forms of breast cancer. Learn more here.

How can you cope with a cancer diagnosis?

October 13, 2017 - 16:00
A cancer diagnosis always comes as a shock. What are some coping strategies you can use to stay in control of the situation? We gathered some suggestions.

DIEP flap breast reconstruction: Procedure and recovery

October 10, 2017 - 14:00
Learn what the DIEP flap is, along with the different approaches used, and the complications and risks of this form of breast reconstruction, here.

Breast cancer: Bacterial deficiency linked with onset

October 9, 2017 - 16:00
The first study of its kind examines the bacteria in the breast tissue of women with breast cancer and compares them with the bacteria of healthy women.

Pancreatic cancer could be treated with a Parkinson's drug

September 29, 2017 - 08:00
Carbidopa, commonly used together with L-Dopa to treat Parkinson's disease, was found to stop tumor growth in mice and human cancer lines.

Nipple discharge: Causes and treatments

September 27, 2017 - 08:00
Learn about nipple discharge, including information on what the discharge is, the most common causes, and the most effective treatments.

New cancer-causing syndrome uncovered

September 25, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers reveal that mutations in the FANCM gene do not cause Fanconi anemia, as previous studies suggest. They actually cause early-onset cancer.

Fat necrosis: Causes and treatment

September 25, 2017 - 08:00
Fat necrosis is a complication that may occur after injury to fatty tissue. It can create small lumps under the skin, which may appear similar to tumors.

Stage zero breast cancer: All you need to know

September 23, 2017 - 15:00
The stages of cancer describe how advanced the cancer is Stage zero breast cancer is the earliest form of breast cancer, and the easiest to treat.

Dense breast tissue: All you need to know

September 23, 2017 - 13:00
What is dense breast tissue and what are the symptoms of dense breasts? Learn about the diagnosis, if it can be prevented, and the link to breast cancer.

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

September 21, 2017 - 08:00
A modified poliovirus appears to trigger the body's anti-tumor immunity. The new study showed promising results in human breast cancer cells and mice.

Triple-negative breast cancer: Is a new treatment within reach?

September 18, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers are investigating the potential of a newly developed inhibitor that could lead to targeted treatments for an aggressive type of breast cancer.

Triple-negative breast cancer: What you need to know

September 4, 2017 - 11:00
Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive type of cancer that is difficult to treat. Learn about risk factors, how it is diagnosed, and treatments.