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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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What happens at each stage of breast cancer?

August 15, 2018 - 10:00
There are multiple stages of breast cancer, ranging from 0–4. Each has it’s own particular set of symptoms and treatment possibilities. There are treatment options for each stage with varying outlooks for success depending on the stage and person. The earlier the stage, the more likely treatment will be successful.

Poison or cure? Arsenic can help treat cancer, study finds

August 12, 2018 - 10:00
A new study shows how an arsenic oxide, in combination with an existing drug, can cure leukemia, and it may be able to also treat other types of cancer.

What are the most curable cancers?

August 7, 2018 - 17:00
There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.

Why does radiation-induced breast cancer occur?

August 3, 2018 - 16:00
A new study shows that low levels of tumor-suppressing protein PTEN in breast stroma tissue could raise women's risk of radiation-triggered breast cancer.

'Vaginal rejuvenation' devices 'have serious risks,' warn FDA

August 2, 2018 - 07:00
Some women may opt for a 'vaginal rejuvenation' procedure to improve vaginal tone or pelvic function. This can bring 'serious' health risks, say the FDA.

How cells actively stop breast cancer from becoming invasive

July 30, 2018 - 15:00
Contrary to previously held beliefs, new research shows that the so-called myoepithelial cells are not just a passive barrier against breast cancer cells.

Breast cancer: 'Yin Yang' protein found responsible for tumor growth

July 25, 2018 - 10:00
Scientists have uncovered a protein that fuels tumor growth in aggressive breast cancer. The findings may help tackle treatment-resistant tumors.

How does diet impact breast cancer risk?

July 23, 2018 - 14:00
A new study analyzing health- and diet-related data collected over 30 years looks at how fruit and vegetable consumption impacts the risk of breast cancer.

Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk

July 19, 2018 - 15:00
A new study concludes that the timing of our final meal of the day may influence our risk of developing prostate or breast cancer.

What are the symptoms of stage 4 breast cancer?

July 13, 2018 - 22:00
When breast cancer reaches stage 4, it will have spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Cancer cells in new parts of the body can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Here, we explain the symptoms that occur when breast cancer spreads to the bones, liver, or brain. We also cover other symptoms and treatment.

Acupuncture may reduce cancer drug side effects

July 13, 2018 - 15:00
In a new study, researchers asked whether acupuncture might ease the joint pain associated with a drug used to treat early breast cancer.

Glue-like protein may be key to drug-resistant breast cancer

July 9, 2018 - 10:00
A Ph.D. student may have uncovered the reason why some breast cancers become drug-resistant. The answer may lie in a glue-like protein called fibronectin.

Using cell metabolism to battle cancer

July 7, 2018 - 10:00
In a recent study, researchers investigated how cancer stem cells might be stopped in their tracks by blocking their metabolic pathways.

Targeting the enzyme with a dual role in breast and brain health

July 3, 2018 - 07:00
One enzyme plays key roles in both breast cancer and intellectual disability. Knowing more about its molecular structure could help to design better drugs.

How a red wine compound may prevent cancer

June 28, 2018 - 16:00
New research shows, for the first time in the laboratory, how resveratrol stops a mutant protein from aggregating and leading to cancer.

Is it possible to kill cancer by 'overfeeding' it?

June 24, 2018 - 10:00
Cancer thrives on the buildup of 'nutrients' that can damage healthy cells. But can cancer cells have 'too much of a good thing?' Researchers investigate.

New 'potential target' for cancer therapy found

June 22, 2018 - 16:00
A protein that causes cancer cells to release tiny bags of proteins and molecules that help tumor progression may be a new treatment target, a study says.

Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?

June 22, 2018 - 14:00
A recently published study investigates whether individuals with a higher BMI before menopause have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer?

June 19, 2018 - 16:00
A study suggests that blocking certain epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent women at high risk of breast cancer from developing the disease.

Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports

June 18, 2018 - 14:00
Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast cancer risk.