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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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Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

February 16, 2019 - 08:00
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 - 11:00
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 - 16:00
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 - 19:00
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 - 18:00
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 - 21:00
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 - 19:00
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 - 11:00
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 - 23:00
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 - 17:00
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 - 15:00
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 - 17:00
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 - 11:00
A new study reveals that contrary to popular belief, having recently given birth may result in a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.

What is fibrocystic breast disease?

December 21, 2018 - 19:00
Fibrocystic breast disease causes a person to have lumpy, and sometimes painful, breasts. It is a very common condition and not harmful. Learn more in this article.

What to know about fibroadenomas of the breast

December 11, 2018 - 13:00
A fibroadenoma is a noncancerous lump that can develop in the breast. Learn about the causes, diagnosis, complications, and possible treatment of fibroadenomas in this article.

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.