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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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Can weight gain be caused by tamoxifen?

January 22, 2018 - 12:00
A look at the link between tamoxifen and weight gain. Included is detail on why weight gain can occur in breast cancer treatment, and other side effects.

Hormone-fueled breast cancer cells halted with new approach

January 22, 2018 - 07:00
Scientists identify where hormone-fueled breast cancer cells derive their energy from, and they find a way to block their access to it.

Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?

January 11, 2018 - 07:00
Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells.

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk

January 8, 2018 - 16:00
Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study.

What you should know about breast cancer in teens

January 7, 2018 - 14:00
A look at breast cancer in teens, a rare condition meaning statistics are hard to find. Included is detail on checking yourself and when to see a doctor.

Just two sausages per week may raise breast cancer risk

January 5, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers suggest that eating just 9 grams of processed meats per day, or two sausages per week, could increase women's risk of breast cancer.