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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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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.

Axillary web syndrome: Symptoms and treatment

July 11, 2017 - 10:00
Axillary web syndrome is a condition that is most commonly caused by surgery for breast cancer. Learn about the symptoms, and how it can be treated.

Breast cancer: Maternal high-fat diet raises risk across generations

July 5, 2017 - 14:00
Exposure to a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of breast cancer in daughters and great-granddaughters, new research suggests.

Confusion over the cause of symptoms may be affecting whether or not women take tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer

July 4, 2017 - 07:00
Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer may be failing to take the preventive anti-cancer drug tamoxifen because they are confusing naturally-occurring symptoms with side effects from...

Test gives accurate prognosis for breast cancer patients with 'ultralow' risk

June 29, 2017 - 16:00
A new study finds that a multiple gene signature test can accurately identify breast cancer patients with an extremely low risk of death.

Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

June 27, 2017 - 16:00
Using a combination of gold nanoparticles and laser technology, a team of scientists has found a way to halt the migration of cancer cells.

Medicaid restrictions linked to increased late-stage breast cancer diagnoses

June 27, 2017 - 07:00
Women in Tennessee who were diagnosed with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with late stage disease after a substantial rollback of Medicaid coverage for adults in the state, according...

Breast and ovarian cancers: Large study improves estimates of genetic risk

June 20, 2017 - 15:00
Carriers of faulty BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Now, a large prospective study improves estimates of those risks.

Hair dyes, relaxers tied to raised breast cancer risk

June 16, 2017 - 14:00
New research supports the idea that use of some hair products is linked to raised risk of breast cancer, with differences between white and black women.

Study questions whether mistaken antibodies led cancer research down a 20-year dead end

June 16, 2017 - 07:00
For nearly two decades researchers have sought a way to target an estrogen receptor in the hope they could improve breast cancer survival, but an article published in Nature Communications contends...

The 10 best cancer blogs

June 15, 2017 - 15:00
Cancer blogs can help those diagnosed with cancer to receive support throughout their treatment. Medical News Today have located the 10 best cancer blogs.

Aspirin may cut breast cancer risk for women with diabetes

June 12, 2017 - 07:00
Women with diabetes are at increased risk of breast cancer, but new research finds that taking low-dose aspirin every day could reduce this risk.

New chemotherapy approach offers breast cancer patients a better quality of life

June 7, 2017 - 07:00
The chemotherapy drug capecitabine gives patients a better quality of life and is as effective at preventing breast cancer from returning as the alternative regimen called CMF, when given following...

Immunotherapy drug effective for metastatic triple negative breast cancer

June 6, 2017 - 07:00
Pembrolizumab shown to shrink tumors - regardless of whether patient had prior treatment.

A protein that stem cells require could be a target in killing breast cancer cells

June 5, 2017 - 07:00
For years, cancer experts have realized that cancerous cells behave in certain ways like stem cells, unspecialized cells that when exposed to certain signals, can "differentiate.