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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: Changing tumor cells into fat cells stops spread

January 15, 2019 - 16:00
By exploiting cancer cells' innate adaptability, scientists halt invasive spread in mice by transforming malignant breast cancer cells into fat cells.

New molecule stops cancer from 'tricking' the immune system

January 8, 2019 - 14:00
Scientists reveal how cancer 'tricks' immune cells into working for tumors rather than against them, and a molecule that may stop this deceptive mechanism.

Triple-negative breast cancer responds to new dual-target therapy

January 7, 2019 - 16:00
An experimental therapy that targets two growth pathways reduced cancer cell proliferation and spread in mice with triple-negative breast cancer.

Childbirth may increase risk of breast cancer

January 5, 2019 - 10:00
A new study reveals that contrary to popular belief, having recently given birth may result in a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.