Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News

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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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Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation

May 29, 2019 - 07:00
A first-of-its-kind study compares the cure rates and side effects of proton therapy and X-ray radiation for people with various forms of cancer.

Should I get checked for cancer?

May 24, 2019 - 05:00
The warning signs of cancer vary depending on the type. People should see a doctor if they have any new symptoms or existing symptoms worsen. Learn more about the warning signs of cancer here.

Different types of nipples

May 24, 2019 - 04:00
There are many types of nipples, including puffy, hairy, protruding, and inverted. These types are based on appearance and come with no health risks. Learn more about types of nipples here.

Can diabetes influence cancer's spread?

May 8, 2019 - 10:00
People with cancer may have a higher risk of tumors spreading to other sites in the body if they also have diabetes. New research explains why.

Cancer treatments: Patients need to know heart risks

May 7, 2019 - 10:00
Specialists warn that many people undergoing cancer treatment receive neither appropriate information about heart risks nor sufficient monitoring for them.

Is it better to 'contain' rather than destroy cancer?

April 29, 2019 - 14:00
New research in mice suggests that we could stop some cancers from making a comeback by maintaining metastatic cells in a 'dormant' state.

Breast cancer: Reducing this amino acid could make drugs more effective

April 18, 2019 - 16:00
New research in cell cultures and mice reveals a surprising link between the essential amino acid leucine and resistance to tamoxifen in breast cancer.

Breast cancer: Estrogen byproducts may predict outlook

April 2, 2019 - 14:00
New research finds an association between the ratio of two estrogen metabolites and the risk of all-cause mortality among women with breast cancer.