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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 cancer: Obesity may hinder some treatments

March 19, 2018 - 14:00
Obesity, which is linked to lower survival in many cancers, may be why drugs that inhibit growth of blood vessels that feed cancer don't work, says study.

What are these white spots on my nipples?

March 17, 2018 - 10:00
Learn about different causes of white spots on the nipples, including those linked with breast-feeding. We also look at other symptoms and treatments.

The hidden power of daffodils in the fight against cancer

February 28, 2018 - 07:00
New research has uncovered the hidden molecular potential of a daffodil extract — an alkaloid named hemanthamine — in the fight against cancer.

This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy

February 22, 2018 - 07:00
Researchers are testing a promising new gel-like medium capable of delivering a combination of therapeutic agents directly to the sites of primary tumors.

Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

February 15, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found.

Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk

February 15, 2018 - 14:00
A new study suggests a possible link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and raised risk of overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular.

Why do some breast cancers become treatment-resistant?

February 13, 2018 - 07:00
A significant number of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers are resistant to regular therapies. Why is that, and how can this obstacle be addressed?

This protein fuels triple-negative breast cancer

February 10, 2018 - 07:00
Researchers report that they have identified a new stem cell pathway that drives the development of highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer.

Asparagus amino acid helps deadly breast cancer to spread

February 8, 2018 - 07:00
An amino acid derived from a wide range of foods, including asparagus, helps triple-negative breast cancer to spread in the body, a new study has found.

One injection could kill cancer

February 1, 2018 - 07:00
Groundbreaking cancer research might have uncovered a 'one-time application' formula that can help immune cells to eliminate cancer tumors.

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

January 31, 2018 - 07:00
New drug candidate may change chemotherapy as we know it; this compound stops cancer cells from spreading and has no toxic side effects, a new study shows.

Fish-derived omega-3 best for preventing breast cancer

January 29, 2018 - 16:00
Compared with the plant-based omega-3 ALA, EPA and DHA — which come from fatty fish — are much better for preventing breast cancer, researchers suggest.

Breast cancer: Protein that drives metastasis uncovered

January 29, 2018 - 15:00
Researchers find a specific protein that helps breast cancer tumors to spread and use a combined form of therapy to reduce metastasis in mice.

Breast cancer: Body fat, not weight, poses major risk

January 29, 2018 - 07:00
Recent evidence backs a surprising finding: women with high body fat levels are at increased risk of breast cancer, even if their overall weight is normal.

Exercise may increase lifespan after breast cancer treatment

January 23, 2018 - 16:00
Aerobic and strength training may help to prolong breast cancer survivors' lifespans by tackling treatment side effects, such as obesity or heart disease.

Can weight gain be caused by tamoxifen?

January 22, 2018 - 12:00
A look at the link between tamoxifen and weight gain. Included is detail on why weight gain can occur in breast cancer treatment, and other side effects.

Hormone-fueled breast cancer cells halted with new approach

January 22, 2018 - 07:00
Scientists identify where hormone-fueled breast cancer cells derive their energy from, and they find a way to block their access to it.

Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?

January 11, 2018 - 07:00
Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells.

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk

January 8, 2018 - 16:00
Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study.

What you should know about breast cancer in teens

January 7, 2018 - 14:00
A look at breast cancer in teens, a rare condition meaning statistics are hard to find. Included is detail on checking yourself and when to see a doctor.