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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Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk?

September 19, 2018 - 14:00
New research finds more evidence that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. Obesity is also a factor, authors confirm.

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

September 19, 2018 - 07:00
A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer.

Double mastectomy recovery: What to know

September 18, 2018 - 13:00
It can be difficult to know what to expect after a double mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the physical and emotional side effects of surgery and provide tips to aid recovery at home. We also cover how to prepare for the procedure and the length of the recovery time.

Breast cancer: Discovery of new factor may improve therapy

September 12, 2018 - 14:00
Researchers have found a previously unknown mechanism in the development of breast cancer, involving an enzyme that plays a key role in lactation.

Cancer update: Research from August 2018

August 31, 2018 - 15:00
In this article, we outline some of the most interesting recent findings from cancer research, covering work from a range of institutions and journals.

Are red spots on the breast a sign of cancer?

August 29, 2018 - 23:00
There are many possible causes of red spots or a rash on the breast, including allergic reactions, infections, problems with the milk ducts, and several other skin conditions. However, red spots can sometimes be an early sign of inflammatory breast cancer or Paget’s disease of the breast. Learn more here.

Primary breast cancer can 'shut down its own spread'

August 29, 2018 - 07:00
Groundbreaking research finds that primary breast cancers can stop their own spread. The findings may help prevent metastasis by 'freezing' tumors.

What signs of breast cancer are there other than a lump?

August 21, 2018 - 17:00
A lump in the breast can be a sign of breast cancer, but other changes in the breast can also signify this condition. Other potential warning signs include texture changes, nipple discharge, and breast pain. Learn more about eight possible symptoms of breast cancer besides a lump, and when to see a doctor.

What happens at each stage of breast cancer?

August 15, 2018 - 10:00
There are multiple stages of breast cancer, ranging from 0–4. Each has it’s own particular set of symptoms and treatment possibilities. There are treatment options for each stage with varying outlooks for success depending on the stage and person. The earlier the stage, the more likely treatment will be successful.

Poison or cure? Arsenic can help treat cancer, study finds

August 12, 2018 - 10:00
A new study shows how an arsenic oxide, in combination with an existing drug, can cure leukemia, and it may be able to also treat other types of cancer.

What are the most curable cancers?

August 7, 2018 - 17:00
There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.

Why does radiation-induced breast cancer occur?

August 3, 2018 - 16:00
A new study shows that low levels of tumor-suppressing protein PTEN in breast stroma tissue could raise women's risk of radiation-triggered breast cancer.

'Vaginal rejuvenation' devices 'have serious risks,' warn FDA

August 2, 2018 - 07:00
Some women may opt for a 'vaginal rejuvenation' procedure to improve vaginal tone or pelvic function. This can bring 'serious' health risks, say the FDA.

How cells actively stop breast cancer from becoming invasive

July 30, 2018 - 15:00
Contrary to previously held beliefs, new research shows that the so-called myoepithelial cells are not just a passive barrier against breast cancer cells.

Breast cancer: 'Yin Yang' protein found responsible for tumor growth

July 25, 2018 - 10:00
Scientists have uncovered a protein that fuels tumor growth in aggressive breast cancer. The findings may help tackle treatment-resistant tumors.

How does diet impact breast cancer risk?

July 23, 2018 - 14:00
A new study analyzing health- and diet-related data collected over 30 years looks at how fruit and vegetable consumption impacts the risk of breast cancer.

Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk

July 19, 2018 - 15:00
A new study concludes that the timing of our final meal of the day may influence our risk of developing prostate or breast cancer.

What are the symptoms of stage 4 breast cancer?

July 13, 2018 - 22:00
When breast cancer reaches stage 4, it will have spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Cancer cells in new parts of the body can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Here, we explain the symptoms that occur when breast cancer spreads to the bones, liver, or brain. We also cover other symptoms and treatment.

Acupuncture may reduce cancer drug side effects

July 13, 2018 - 15:00
In a new study, researchers asked whether acupuncture might ease the joint pain associated with a drug used to treat early breast cancer.

Glue-like protein may be key to drug-resistant breast cancer

July 9, 2018 - 10:00
A Ph.D. student may have uncovered the reason why some breast cancers become drug-resistant. The answer may lie in a glue-like protein called fibronectin.