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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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How destroying a tumor promoter could lead to new cancer treatments

March 19, 2019 - 16:00
Mutated p53 tumor suppressor protein is a key driver of most cancers. Now, scientists have identified its mechanism of stability and how to disrupt it.

Breast cancer: Does stress fuel its spread?

March 16, 2019 - 07:00
A new study from Switzerland shows how stress can act on breast cancer tumors, supporting their spread and diversification and making them harder to treat.

What can cause a sensitive breast?

March 13, 2019 - 23:00
Breast sensitivity can come and go, and it is rarely a cause for concern. Causes of a sensitive breast can include hormonal changes, injuries, cysts, and breastfeeding issues. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here.

How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth

February 25, 2019 - 14:00
New research in mice explains the mechanism through which chronic stress contributes to cancer cell growth and suggests a potential therapeutic strategy.

Diez causas comunes de la mastalgia

February 20, 2019 - 07:00
El 70% de las mujeres sufre dolor en una o ambas mamas y solo el 15% requiere tratamiento. Es muy común en las más jóvenes y durante la menstruación. Se suele describir como una quemazón o constricción, y puede relacionarse con cambios hormonales. Descubra las causas, prevención y gestión en este artículo.

What does a lump in the left breast mean?

February 19, 2019 - 22:00
Breast lumps can develop in the left or right breast, or in both. In this article, we look at what people should do if they find a lump, along with what it might mean, types, diagnosis, and when to see a doctor.

New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread

February 18, 2019 - 16:00
Cellular barcoding shows promise as a way to identify the few metastasis-driving cell variants from the thousands that are present in breast cancer tumors.

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

February 16, 2019 - 07:00
Researchers believe that physical activity can influence a person's overall health because of its effect on gut health. A new study explains the link.

Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk

February 14, 2019 - 10:00
The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk.

Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

February 11, 2019 - 15:00
A new study estimates that breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by approximately half in the United States in 2018, thanks to screening and therapy.

What to know about multifocal breast cancer

January 29, 2019 - 18:00
Multifocal breast cancer is where a person has more than one tumor in one area of their breast. In this article, we look at the causes, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and prognosis for multifocal breast cancer.

Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?

January 29, 2019 - 17:00
In the early stages of breast cancer, it may not spread at all. It is difficult to know how fast invasive breast cancer can spread in 1 year, as it depends on the cancer’s stage, grade, and other factors. In this article, we discuss the growth and progression of breast cancer.

What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

January 28, 2019 - 20:00
Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer in the lungs is when breast cancer cells are growing in the lungs. In this article, we look at what happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs, including the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prognosis.

Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

January 24, 2019 - 18:00
Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer. It can recur more frequently than other types. This article looks at the recurrence rates, survival statistics, treatment, and prevention of triple-negative breast cancer.

Oolong tea extract may stave off breast cancer

January 23, 2019 - 10:00
New research tests the benefits of oolong tea extract in multiple breast cancer cell lines and finds that it stops cancer cells from growing.

The best cancer-fighting foods

January 15, 2019 - 22:00
Cancer-fighting foods include apples, berries, and fatty fish. These foods may help prevent cancer and promote general health. Learn more about the best cancer-fighting foods here.

Breast cancer: Changing tumor cells into fat cells stops spread

January 15, 2019 - 16:00
By exploiting cancer cells' innate adaptability, scientists halt invasive spread in mice by transforming malignant breast cancer cells into fat cells.

New molecule stops cancer from 'tricking' the immune system

January 8, 2019 - 14:00
Scientists reveal how cancer 'tricks' immune cells into working for tumors rather than against them, and a molecule that may stop this deceptive mechanism.

Triple-negative breast cancer responds to new dual-target therapy

January 7, 2019 - 16:00
An experimental therapy that targets two growth pathways reduced cancer cell proliferation and spread in mice with triple-negative breast cancer.

Childbirth may increase risk of breast cancer

January 5, 2019 - 10:00
A new study reveals that contrary to popular belief, having recently given birth may result in a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.