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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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How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women consider

August 18, 2017 - 07:00
Certain values more often led women to weigh double mastectomy.A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove...

Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?

August 17, 2017 - 15:00
High exposure to outdoor light during the night may increase women's breast cancer risk, a new study finds, particularly for women who work night shifts.

Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them

August 17, 2017 - 14:00
New research reveals how CDK4/6 inhibitors, approved cancer drugs that halt tumors, can also shrink them in some cases by promoting anti-tumor immunity.

New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis

August 16, 2017 - 07:00
Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their...

Fat rats show why breast cancer may be more aggressive in patients with obesity

August 9, 2017 - 07:00
Women with obesity are more likely to get breast cancer, and a number of studies have provided a reasonable explanation why: after menopause, fat tissue manufactures estrogen, and the estrogen then...

Is an anticancer drug helping cancer to spread?

August 8, 2017 - 07:00
New research shows how the side effects of the common chemotherapy drug paclitaxel may cause cancer to spread from the breast to the lungs.

Testing for immune 'hotspots' can predict risk that breast cancer will return

August 4, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have developed a new test that can pick out women at high risk of relapsing from breast cancer within 10 years of diagnosis.

Breast-feeding reduces breast cancer risk, says new report

August 3, 2017 - 14:00
A new report that updates the evidence on breast cancer says that breast-feeding lowers the risk of developing it both before and after the menopause.

Targeted radiotherapy limits side effects of breast cancer treatment

August 3, 2017 - 13:00
Breast cancer patients who have radiotherapy targeted at the original tumour site experience fewer side effects five years after treatment than those who have whole breast radiotherapy, and their...

New compound boosts treatment for aggressive breast cancer

August 3, 2017 - 07:00
A new anticancer agent, if given in combination with existing treatment, proves highly effective against triple negative and HER2 positive breast cancers.

Adenocarcinoma: Types, diagnosis, and treatment

August 2, 2017 - 13:00
Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that affects the glands. Learn about the different types of adenocarcinoma, their symptoms, treatments, and outlook.

Could a turmeric extract help to treat pancreatic cancer?

August 1, 2017 - 15:00
New research suggests that curcumin - a turmeric compound - may help to overcome resistance to chemotherapy in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Breast cancer patients can use antiperspirants during radiotherapy

July 26, 2017 - 07:00
Women undergoing daily radiation therapy for breast cancer are commonly told they should not use antiperspirant for fear that it could cause greater radiation damage to the skin, but a new study from...

Social interaction could boost chemotherapy's effectiveness

July 24, 2017 - 07:00
A new study investigates the impact of social interaction on the effectiveness of chemotherapy and the patients' chances of survival.

Some women may benefit from delaying breast reconstruction following mastectomy

July 21, 2017 - 07:00
Some patients with a combination of risk factors, such as being obese and having diabetes or being a smoker, may benefit from delayed rather than immediate breast implant reconstruction after a...

The 10 best breast cancer blogs

July 20, 2017 - 15:00
Medical News Today have found the 10 best breast cancer blogs that offer educational information, inspiration, and support for people with breast cancer.

Radiation prior to surgery reduces risk of secondary tumors in early-stage breast cancer

July 20, 2017 - 07:00
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a first of its kind study comparing the long-term benefits of radiation therapy in women with breast cancer either before surgery (neoadjuvant) or after...

FDA approves new treatment to reduce the risk of breast cancer returning

July 18, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Nerlynx (neratinib) for the extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer.

Side effects not a major problem for new class of breast cancer drugs

July 17, 2017 - 07:00
A ground-breaking new class of oral drugs for treating breast cancer, known as cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors, are generally well-tolerated, with a manageable toxicity profile for most...

Is this the key to stopping cancer from spreading?

July 15, 2017 - 07:00
A recent study sheds light on new ways to prevent cancer from setting up shop and flourishing in distant tissues. Blocking 20-HETE may clip cancer's wings.