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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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Breast cancer: A low-fat diet may improve survivors' outlook

May 25, 2018 - 07:00
New research investigates whether following a low-fat diet after being diagnosed with breast cancer improves the patient's outcome.

Is breast asymmetry linked to breast cancer?

May 16, 2018 - 07:00
Many women have slight differences in the size or shape of their breasts. Breast asymmetry is usually not a cause for concern, though substantial asymmetry in the size or density of breasts may suggest an increased risk of breast cancer. A mammogram can look for abnormalities and diagnose the cause of breast asymmetry.

Body clock gene may protect against breast cancer

May 10, 2018 - 07:00
One of the genes that regulate our circadian rhythm might also contribute to the normal development of mammary glands and protect against breast cancer.

Common drug may help battle aggressive breast cancer

May 5, 2018 - 07:00
A new study concludes that a common osteoporosis drug may help to fight basal-like breast cancer, which is an aggressive, early-onset form of the disease.

How true are these health myths?

May 2, 2018 - 15:00
Over time, a number of health myths have cropped up. Some of these are true, and some of them certainly aren't. Here, we debunk the most popular ones.

Breast cancer: Innovative pill may aid diagnosis

May 1, 2018 - 15:00
Many cases of breast cancer are either misdiagnosed or remain undetected, due to the unclear nature of some tumors. Could a pill solve this problem?

'Biomedical tattoo' might catch cancer early

April 22, 2018 - 07:00
Medical research is reaching a new frontier with implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer. Yet the road from laboratory to patient is long.

Breast cancer: Common drugs may halt post-surgery relapse

April 15, 2018 - 07:00
Some people develop early metastases following breast cancer surgery. New research sheds light on why that happens, and how it might be prevented.

Cancer: New drug may fight treatment resistance

April 12, 2018 - 14:00
A new drug that blocks a molecule that cancer cells rely on for transcribing genetic information shows promise in tackling treatment-resistant tumors.

What causes dark nipples?

April 3, 2018 - 12:00
A person's nipples can change color at different times in their life. There are many different reasons why this might happen, most of which are harmless, hormone-related, and linked to pregnancy or menstruation. This article explains more about these causes of dark nipples, plus when someone might need to see a doctor.

New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

March 31, 2018 - 07:00
A new drug that targets cancer-causing genes may help to improve cancer survival rates. Researchers also hope that it might halt obesity-related cancers.

Cancer: How a novel gel could halt its return

March 23, 2018 - 15:00
Researchers have developed a drug-infused hydrogel that has the potential to stop cancer recurrence and metastasis after the surgical removal of a tumor.

Breast cancer: Obesity may hinder some treatments

March 19, 2018 - 14:00
Obesity, which is linked to lower survival in many cancers, may be why drugs that inhibit growth of blood vessels that feed cancer don't work, says study.

What are these white spots on my nipples?

March 17, 2018 - 10:00
Learn about different causes of white spots on the nipples, including those linked with breast-feeding. We also look at other symptoms and treatments.

The hidden power of daffodils in the fight against cancer

February 28, 2018 - 07:00
New research has uncovered the hidden molecular potential of a daffodil extract — an alkaloid named hemanthamine — in the fight against cancer.

This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy

February 22, 2018 - 07:00
Researchers are testing a promising new gel-like medium capable of delivering a combination of therapeutic agents directly to the sites of primary tumors.

Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

February 15, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found.

Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk

February 15, 2018 - 14:00
A new study suggests a possible link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and raised risk of overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular.

Why do some breast cancers become treatment-resistant?

February 13, 2018 - 07:00
A significant number of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers are resistant to regular therapies. Why is that, and how can this obstacle be addressed?

This protein fuels triple-negative breast cancer

February 10, 2018 - 07:00
Researchers report that they have identified a new stem cell pathway that drives the development of highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer.