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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What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

January 15, 2020 - 03:00
Here, discover the early symptoms of breast cancer in males and females. We also describe the types of breast cancer and their treatments.

How proton radiotherapy can kill cancer in milliseconds

January 14, 2020 - 08:00
In mice, researchers have devised a technology that can deliver proton radiation, killing cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue, in under 1 second.

Through my eyes: Surviving cancer twice

January 3, 2020 - 08:00
In 1972, I survived breast cancer only to receive a diagnosis of stage 4 ovarian cancer in the following decade. This is my story.

Aspirin: Friend or foe after breast cancer?

December 24, 2019 - 08:00
A new study focuses on DNA change to investigate why aspirin use is linked to different outcomes in different individuals after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Breast cancer: Does hair dye increase risk?

December 8, 2019 - 11:00
A recent study links permanent hair dye and chemical straighteners to an increase in breast cancer risk. In this article, we put the findings into context.

Can mammograms show who is at risk of heart failure?

December 5, 2019 - 08:00
Recent research suggests that mammograms may help identify women at risk of heart failure by revealing the presence of calcium buildup in breast arteries.

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.