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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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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.

Armpit pain: Common causes and treatments

June 2, 2017 - 13:00
In this article, we look at a number of conditions which can cause pain in the armpit, including swollen lymph nodes, skin conditions, and cancer.

Skin-sparing mastectomy: Benefits and options

May 28, 2017 - 16:00
In this article, learn about how a skin-sparing mastectomy works, the reconstruction options available, and what to expect during recovery.

Phyllodes tumors: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

May 28, 2017 - 13:00
A phyllodes tumor is a rare form of breast cancer that appears mostly in women. What are the signs and symptoms and what is the outlook?

Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction: What to expect

May 27, 2017 - 10:00
The latissimus dorsi muscle is sometimes used for breast reconstruction surgery. Learn more about preparation, side effects, and recovery in this article.

Just one small glass of wine per day increases breast cancer risk

May 23, 2017 - 07:00
A new report examines breast cancer risk factors and finds that the equivalent of a daily small glass of wine or beer increases the risk significantly.

New imaging technique aims to ensure surgeons completely remove cancer

May 19, 2017 - 07:00
Of the quarter-million women diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States, about 180,000 undergo surgery to remove the cancerous tissue while preserving as much healthy breast tissue...