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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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Breast and ovarian cancers: Large study improves estimates of genetic risk

June 20, 2017 - 15:00
Carriers of faulty BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Now, a large prospective study improves estimates of those risks.

Hair dyes, relaxers tied to raised breast cancer risk

June 16, 2017 - 14:00
New research supports the idea that use of some hair products is linked to raised risk of breast cancer, with differences between white and black women.

Study questions whether mistaken antibodies led cancer research down a 20-year dead end

June 16, 2017 - 07:00
For nearly two decades researchers have sought a way to target an estrogen receptor in the hope they could improve breast cancer survival, but an article published in Nature Communications contends...

The 10 best cancer blogs

June 15, 2017 - 15:00
Cancer blogs can help those diagnosed with cancer to receive support throughout their treatment. Medical News Today have located the 10 best cancer blogs.

Aspirin may cut breast cancer risk for women with diabetes

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Women with diabetes are at increased risk of breast cancer, but new research finds that taking low-dose aspirin every day could reduce this risk.

New chemotherapy approach offers breast cancer patients a better quality of life

June 7, 2017 - 07:00
The chemotherapy drug capecitabine gives patients a better quality of life and is as effective at preventing breast cancer from returning as the alternative regimen called CMF, when given following...

Immunotherapy drug effective for metastatic triple negative breast cancer

June 6, 2017 - 07:00
Pembrolizumab shown to shrink tumors - regardless of whether patient had prior treatment.

A protein that stem cells require could be a target in killing breast cancer cells

June 5, 2017 - 07:00
For years, cancer experts have realized that cancerous cells behave in certain ways like stem cells, unspecialized cells that when exposed to certain signals, can "differentiate.

Armpit pain: Common causes and treatments

June 2, 2017 - 13:00
In this article, we look at a number of conditions which can cause pain in the armpit, including swollen lymph nodes, skin conditions, and cancer.

Skin-sparing mastectomy: Benefits and options

May 28, 2017 - 16:00
In this article, learn about how a skin-sparing mastectomy works, the reconstruction options available, and what to expect during recovery.

Phyllodes tumors: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

May 28, 2017 - 13:00
A phyllodes tumor is a rare form of breast cancer that appears mostly in women. What are the signs and symptoms and what is the outlook?

Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction: What to expect

May 27, 2017 - 10:00
The latissimus dorsi muscle is sometimes used for breast reconstruction surgery. Learn more about preparation, side effects, and recovery in this article.

Just one small glass of wine per day increases breast cancer risk

May 23, 2017 - 07:00
A new report examines breast cancer risk factors and finds that the equivalent of a daily small glass of wine or beer increases the risk significantly.

New imaging technique aims to ensure surgeons completely remove cancer

May 19, 2017 - 07:00
Of the quarter-million women diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States, about 180,000 undergo surgery to remove the cancerous tissue while preserving as much healthy breast tissue...

Breast cancer risk is more affected by total body fat than abdominal fat

May 17, 2017 - 07:00
A reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers.

Breakthrough: Breast cancer relapse linked to fat metabolism

May 16, 2017 - 07:00
Currently, the main cause of death in breast cancer is relapse. Although poorly understood, research into the lipid metabolism of cells offers new insight.

Tai chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer survivors

May 12, 2017 - 13:00
If you've ever had insomnia, you know worrying about sleep makes it even harder to fall asleep.

Researchers identify nutrient metabolism that drives breast tumor metastasis

May 12, 2017 - 07:00
A multinational group of scientists, led by professor Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB-KU Leuven), have discovered that breast cancer cells that have invaded other organs rely on a different nutrient...

Intraductal papilloma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

May 4, 2017 - 10:00
Learn all about intraductal papillomas, benign growths that occur in the milk ducts of the breasts. Can they be prevented? Do they pose a cancer risk?

Three-week radiation therapy treatment given post mastectomy is safe and effective

May 4, 2017 - 07:00
A shorter course of radiation therapy given to breast cancer patients following mastectomy is safe and effective and cuts treatment time in half.