Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News

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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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Late stage breast cancer survival estimate is 'rarely accurate'

November 15, 2019 - 11:00
Single-number survival estimates for people with late stage breast cancer are unhelpful, research shows. So what approach would be more beneficial?

This vitamin D mechanism helps combat melanoma

November 8, 2019 - 17:00
Scientists have found that manipulating a cell signal, involving vitamin D, can slow the growth of melanoma cells and their advance to the lungs in mice.

Breast cancer: An innovative blood test could aid early detection

November 4, 2019 - 15:00
Researchers from the United Kingdom are developing a blood test that could help doctors easily detect breast cancer up to 5 years before symptoms occur.

What causes breast itchiness without a rash?

October 26, 2019 - 01:00
There are many common causes of itchy breasts without a rash, including allergens and growth. This article looks at the causes and how to treat them.

What to know about inflammatory breast cancer

October 23, 2019 - 01:00
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer with a high mortality rate. This article explains the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis of the disease.

Male breast cancer: What factors improve outcomes?

October 7, 2019 - 16:00
Male breast cancer is a relatively rare condition and has attracted little research. A new study examines which factors predict better outcomes.

Onions and garlic may protect against breast cancer

September 24, 2019 - 16:00
The first population-based study of its kind examines the association between onion and garlic consumption and breast cancer risk.

Study confirms low fat diets benefit women's health

September 9, 2019 - 11:00
New research suggests that a low fat diet reduces death risk among women who have had breast cancer, slows down diabetes, and prevents heart disease.

Breast cancer: Hormone therapy may only put some cells to 'sleep'

September 3, 2019 - 08:00
A laboratory analysis of the effects of hormone therapy on thousands of breast cancer cells found that this approach does not always destroy them.

What to know about HER2-negative breast cancer

August 20, 2019 - 01:00
There are two main types of HER2-negative breast cancer: hormone receptor-positive and triple-negative. Many treatments exist, and prognosis varies. Learn more here.

The power of electromagnetic energy on breast cancer cells

August 17, 2019 - 11:00
Electromagnetic energy could be used to halt the movement of breast cancer cells, reducing metastatic cases. New research explains how.

Talzenna (talazoparib)

August 15, 2019 - 07:00
Talzenna (talazoparib) is a prescription drug that's used to treat certain types of breast cancer. It’s prescribed for breast cancer that’s HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic, and BRCA-positive. Talzenna comes as oral capsules that are taken once daily. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

Survival and chemotherapy success rates for various cancers

August 13, 2019 - 22:00
Success rates help indicate how effective various treatments are. Here, we provide success rates of treatments involving chemotherapy for various types of cancer.

Replacing 'beef with chicken' could reduce breast cancer risk

August 11, 2019 - 08:00
The role of nutrition in cancer is a hot topic. A new study concludes that red meat increases the risk of breast cancer, but poultry may reduce risk.

What to know about 3D mammograms

August 8, 2019 - 05:00
A 3D mammogram provides a detailed image of the breast tissue. These images can help health professionals identify any unusual growths, especially in people with dense breast tissue. Learn more here.