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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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End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

November 28, 2018 - 13:00
The end-of-life symptoms associated with metastatic breast cancer depend on where a person’s cancer has spread to, and they can include both physical and mental issues. Treatment focuses on improving quality of life and caring for the individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Learn more here.

Breast cancer: Tumor growth fueled by bone marrow cells

November 27, 2018 - 08:00
New research uncovers a mechanism of tumor growth that may explain why some breast cancer tumors are more aggressive than others.

What you need to know about breast cancer

November 26, 2018 - 16:00
Breast cancer survival rates are rising as screening and treatment improve. But breast cancer is still the most invasive cancer in women. Find out who might have a greater risk, what symptoms to look out for, and the treatment options a person might face. Plus, learn about the types of breast cancer and the stages.

Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging?

November 26, 2018 - 08:00
A new study finds connections between key markers of biological aging and signs of cognitive decline years after the completion of breast cancer treatment.

Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread

November 22, 2018 - 17:00
Using tumor-like microenvironments, scientists stopped cancer cells from spreading, even after the cells had switched to a different way of moving.

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

November 12, 2018 - 11:00
New research looking at the data of tens of thousands of women finds that screening for breast cancer has an important impact on survival.

Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

November 7, 2018 - 16:00
An innovative new study investigates the link between morning or evening preference and the likelihood of developing breast cancer.

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

October 29, 2018 - 13:00
Side effects of chemotherapy include illness and infection, bleeding easily, hair loss, and nausea or vomiting. Learn more about 10 of the most common side effects, and how to combat them here.

Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer

October 23, 2018 - 08:00
A new trial confirms that a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy boosts survival rates for people with triple-negative breast cancer.

Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer

October 20, 2018 - 08:00
Metastatic breast cancer may soon be treated using light to activate photo-sensitive drugs which, in turn, can target cancer cells and avoid healthy ones.

Breast cancer: Marker of deadly recurrence identified

October 16, 2018 - 15:00
Low or no NR2F1 protein in cells that metastasize from primary breast tumors to bone marrow indicates a high risk of lethal cancer recurrence, says study.

How a breastfeeding mechanism may affect breast cancer

October 15, 2018 - 16:00
A molecular mechanism that is involved in the breast's adaptation to breastfeeding may sustain pre-cancerous breast cells, finds a new study.

Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading

October 11, 2018 - 15:00
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may halt the growth of cancer cells by strengthening the immune system and curbing inflammation.

Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky

October 10, 2018 - 15:00
Two new studies show that the use of complementary and alternative medicines is widespread among people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer

October 9, 2018 - 17:00
An antipsychotic drug that is used to treat Tourette's syndrome shows promising results against triple-negative breast cancer in a study of cells and mice.

Invasive lobular breast cancer: Prognosis and statistics

October 9, 2018 - 15:00
Invasive lobular breast cancer affects the lobules, which contain glands that produce breast milk. This type of cancer can spread to other parts of the breast and may affect other areas of the body. In this article, learn more about treatments, remission, and outlook.

Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer

October 9, 2018 - 08:00
Researchers have discovered that the drug estradiol may work as a new treatment for a type of triple-negative breast cancer, which is highly aggressive.

Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

October 8, 2018 - 16:00
Metastasis and recurrence are huge challenges for breast cancer researchers. One group believes that an existing antibiotic might provide help.

What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

October 5, 2018 - 18:00
Radiation can be an effective treatment for breast cancer, but it does have side effects. Doctors may recommend this therapy in combination with others, such as surgery and chemotherapy. Learn more about how radiation for breast cancer affects the body and what short- and long-term side effects to expect.

Mediterranean diet promotes anticancer bacteria in the breast

October 2, 2018 - 17:00
Compared with following a Western diet, a Mediterranean diet alters breast metabolites and microbiome to favor anticancer effects, a mammal study shows.