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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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Could artificial intelligence be the future of cancer diagnosis?

July 16, 2019 - 10:00
The authors of a recent paper believe that in the future, artificial intelligence might be able to tell benign from malignant lesions without a biopsy.

What to know about proton therapy for breast cancer

July 16, 2019 - 04:00
Proton therapy is a type of radiation that can treat cancers, including breast cancer. This article discusses its uses, effectiveness, and procedure.

What to know about mucinous carcinoma

July 15, 2019 - 20:00
Mucinous carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that usually affects the breast. In this article, we look at its symptoms, causes, treatments, and the outlook.

Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, may raise cancer risk

July 11, 2019 - 10:00
New research finds a link between consuming sugary drinks, including fruit juices with no added sugar, and the risk of overall cancer and breast cancer.

Breast cancer: Blood test may predict relapse

July 10, 2019 - 09:00
New research introduces an innovative blood test that may predict the chances of breast cancer recurring by measuring a person's antitumor response.

What to know about mammary duct ectasia

July 5, 2019 - 19:00
Mammary duct ectasia is when a milk duct in the breast becomes blocked and clogged up with fluid. It is not a serious condition and does not increase a person's risk of breast cancer. However, it may cause pain, tenderness, and swelling, and it can sometimes lead to an infection called mastitis. Learn more here.

How does tumor size relate to breast cancer stage?

July 5, 2019 - 17:00
Doctors use tumor size to help determine the stage of breast cancer. People with early-stage cancers are likely to have smaller tumors that are easier for doctors to treat. However, doctors take many other factors into account when determining the cancer stage and possible treatment approaches. Learn more here.

What is the link between age and breast cancer?

July 4, 2019 - 02:00
A person's risk of breast cancer increases with age. Doctors most commonly diagnose the condition in females over the age of 50. However, there are many other factors that can affect the chances of developing breast cancer. Learn about these risk factors, as well as the benefits and risks of regular screening, here.

What to know about tubular carcinoma

July 4, 2019 - 00:00
Tubular carcinoma is a type of invasive breast cancer. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of tubular carcinoma and the outlook for people with this cancer.

What to know about medullary breast carcinoma

July 3, 2019 - 23:00
Medullary breast carcinoma is a rare type of invasive breast cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of medullary breast carcinoma and the outlook for people with this cancer.

Which natural treatments can help people with breast cancer?

July 1, 2019 - 23:00
A number of natural and complementary therapies can help support a person’s mind and body during breast cancer treatment and may also help alleviate medication side effects. However, these therapies cannot replace standard treatment for breast cancer. Learn more here.

Morning people may have lower breast cancer risk

June 28, 2019 - 16:00
A large study of women found that those with a morning preference were less likely to have or develop breast cancer than those with an evening preference.

Is a diabetes drug the key to aggressive breast cancer?

June 28, 2019 - 14:00
The blood sugar-lowering drug metformin changes how cancer stem cells use and metabolize energy, making them more vulnerable to a new treatment.

Should I worry about breast calcifications?

June 28, 2019 - 01:00
Breast calcifications are small deposits of calcium that can appear in the breast tissue. These are visible on mammograms and most are typically benign. Some forms, however, may indicate a form of cancer. Learn more about why they form and what happens if they appear on an X-ray.

What to know about nipple reconstruction surgery

June 27, 2019 - 02:00
After a mastectomy, people can choose to have breast or nipple reconstruction surgery. This article looks at the types, risks, and costs associated with nipple reconstruction surgery.

What to know about modified radical mastectomy

June 27, 2019 - 00:00
A modified radical mastectomy is a less intensive surgery to treat breast cancer than a radical mastectomy. Here, we give an overview, including what the operation is, what to expect, and recovery.

Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?

June 20, 2019 - 15:00
New research confirms that women who have undergone breast cancer therapy are more at risk of cardiovascular disease, and it also shows why this may be.

Are dogs better at detecting cancer 'than advanced technology?'

June 19, 2019 - 10:00
In a new study, beagles were able to detect the presence of cancer with extremely high accuracy. Could their 'sniff skills' lead to novel screening tests?

What causes a lump on the areola

June 18, 2019 - 20:00
A lump on the areola may have a variety of causes, including skin irritation and bacteria. Treatments depend on the cause. Learn more about the causes and treatments of a lump on the areola here.

Could gut bacteria drive the spread of breast cancer?

June 12, 2019 - 07:00
New research in mice finds that having an unhealthful balance in the gut microbiome can cause breast cancer to spread more aggressively.