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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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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.

Alcohol is associated with higher risk of breast cancer in African-American women

May 3, 2017 - 07:00
Alcohol consumption was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in a large study of African-American women, indicating that they, like white women, may benefit from limiting alcohol.

Mayo Clinic researchers develop new tumor-shrinking nanoparticle to fight cancer, prevent recurrence

May 3, 2017 - 07:00
A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing recurrence of the disease.

Low-dose aspirin may cut breast cancer risk by a fifth

May 2, 2017 - 15:00
Researchers have found that women who take low-dose aspirin at least three times per week may reduce their breast cancer risk by as much as 20 percent.

Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment

April 27, 2017 - 07:00
In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive...

Breast rashes: Which symptoms suggest cancer?

April 26, 2017 - 11:00
Breast rashes or changes do not usually indicate breast cancer, but can be symptoms of two rare but aggressive types. When should you see a doctor?

Worldwide statistics on breast cancer: Diagnosis and risk factors

April 26, 2017 - 10:00
In this article, learn about statistics on breast cancer, if diet and obesity are risk factors, and racial differences within the U.S. for breast cancer.

Metastatic breast cancers: Characterising the profile of metastases for improved treatment

April 25, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at the Jules Bordet Institute - Université libre de Bruxelles, VIB and KU Leuven have published an important study offering a better understanding of the progression of breast cancer.

New bone-in technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis

April 25, 2017 - 07:00
A new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer...

For women at risk of hereditary breast cancer, multigene test could help extend life expectancy

April 20, 2017 - 07:00
Value in Health, the official journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), has announced the publication of new research indicating that testing for...

Breast cancer: Anatomy and early warning signs

April 18, 2017 - 17:00
In this article learn about breast anatomy, the early symptoms and warning signs of breast cancer, and what to do if you spot these signs.

Physicians' misunderstanding of genetic test results may hamper mastectomy decisions

April 18, 2017 - 13:00
A recent survey of over 2,000 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer found that half of those who undergo bilateral mastectomy after genetic testing don't actually have mutations known to confer...