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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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What to know about menopause and sore breasts

June 12, 2018 - 13:00
Sore breasts are common during menstruation, but breast pain and discomfort can also occur during perimenopause and menopause. In this article, learn why breast pain can happen at this stage of life. We cover the home remedies that people can use to relieve pain, as well as when to see a doctor for breast symptoms.

What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?

June 8, 2018 - 16:00
A mammogram can help a doctor to diagnose breast cancer or monitor how it responds to treatment. Fatty breast tissue appears grey or black on images, while dense tissues such as glands are white. Benign and cancerous tumors, cysts, fibroadenomas, and calcifications also look white. Here, learn more about mammograms.

Eating sensibly may slash death risk for cancer survivors

June 8, 2018 - 07:00
New research shows that a balanced, diverse diet can cut the risk of premature mortality by 65 percent for people who survived different forms of cancer.

Breast cancer: New immunotherapy leads to complete regression

June 6, 2018 - 07:00
A new and improved form of immunotherapy led to complete regression of breast cancer in a patient who had not responded to any other treatments.

Is chemo for breast cancer overprescribed?

June 4, 2018 - 14:00
A new study concludes that around 70 percent of women who are diagnosed with the most common form of breast cancer can 'safely avoid' chemotherapy.

Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells

June 1, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers have engineered an anti-cancer antibody that attaches specifically to cancer cells and summons immune killer cells to destroy the target.

Is there a link between breast-feeding and breast cancer?

June 1, 2018 - 11:00
It is possible, though rare, to develop breast cancer while breast-feeding. However, there are many other possible causes of breast lumps in lactating women. In this article, we look at the link between breast cancer and lactation. We also explain what to do if you find a breast lump while breast-feeding.

Breast cancer: A low-fat diet may improve survivors' outlook

May 25, 2018 - 07:00
New research investigates whether following a low-fat diet after being diagnosed with breast cancer improves the patient's outcome.

Is breast asymmetry linked to breast cancer?

May 16, 2018 - 07:00
Many women have slight differences in the size or shape of their breasts. Breast asymmetry is usually not a cause for concern, though substantial asymmetry in the size or density of breasts may suggest an increased risk of breast cancer. A mammogram can look for abnormalities and diagnose the cause of breast asymmetry.

Body clock gene may protect against breast cancer

May 10, 2018 - 07:00
One of the genes that regulate our circadian rhythm might also contribute to the normal development of mammary glands and protect against breast cancer.

Common drug may help battle aggressive breast cancer

May 5, 2018 - 07:00
A new study concludes that a common osteoporosis drug may help to fight basal-like breast cancer, which is an aggressive, early-onset form of the disease.

How true are these health myths?

May 2, 2018 - 15:00
Over time, a number of health myths have cropped up. Some of these are true, and some of them certainly aren't. Here, we debunk the most popular ones.

Breast cancer: Innovative pill may aid diagnosis

May 1, 2018 - 15:00
Many cases of breast cancer are either misdiagnosed or remain undetected, due to the unclear nature of some tumors. Could a pill solve this problem?