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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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Alcohol is associated with higher risk of breast cancer in African-American women

May 3, 2017 - 07:00
Alcohol consumption was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in a large study of African-American women, indicating that they, like white women, may benefit from limiting alcohol.

Mayo Clinic researchers develop new tumor-shrinking nanoparticle to fight cancer, prevent recurrence

May 3, 2017 - 07:00
A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing recurrence of the disease.

Low-dose aspirin may cut breast cancer risk by a fifth

May 2, 2017 - 15:00
Researchers have found that women who take low-dose aspirin at least three times per week may reduce their breast cancer risk by as much as 20 percent.

Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment

April 27, 2017 - 07:00
In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive...

Breast rashes: Which symptoms suggest cancer?

April 26, 2017 - 11:00
Breast rashes or changes do not usually indicate breast cancer, but can be symptoms of two rare but aggressive types. When should you see a doctor?

Worldwide statistics on breast cancer: Diagnosis and risk factors

April 26, 2017 - 10:00
In this article, learn about statistics on breast cancer, if diet and obesity are risk factors, and racial differences within the U.S. for breast cancer.

Metastatic breast cancers: Characterising the profile of metastases for improved treatment

April 25, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at the Jules Bordet Institute - Université libre de Bruxelles, VIB and KU Leuven have published an important study offering a better understanding of the progression of breast cancer.

New bone-in technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis

April 25, 2017 - 07:00
A new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer...

For women at risk of hereditary breast cancer, multigene test could help extend life expectancy

April 20, 2017 - 07:00
Value in Health, the official journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), has announced the publication of new research indicating that testing for...

Breast cancer: Anatomy and early warning signs

April 18, 2017 - 17:00
In this article learn about breast anatomy, the early symptoms and warning signs of breast cancer, and what to do if you spot these signs.

Physicians' misunderstanding of genetic test results may hamper mastectomy decisions

April 18, 2017 - 13:00
A recent survey of over 2,000 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer found that half of those who undergo bilateral mastectomy after genetic testing don't actually have mutations known to confer...

Breast thermography: Technology, benefits, and cancer signs

April 17, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, learn about how thermography works, the process of a thermograph, what thermographs detect, the technology, and the benefits of their use.

Breast cancer: A visual guide to self-examination

April 12, 2017 - 07:00
A monthly breast self-examination can identify abnormalities and help catch cancer in its early stages. Learn more about how it works in this article.

Living with breast cancer: Statistics on survival rates by stage

April 10, 2017 - 17:00
What is the outlook for people with breast cancer and what factors may affect the outlook? What is the 5-year and 10-year survival rate by stage?

Scattered fibroglandular breast tissue: Causes and risk factors

April 9, 2017 - 07:00
Women with scattered fibroglandular breast tissue may develop lumpy or painful breasts. This article discusses breast composition and when to see a doctor.

HER2-positive breast cancer: Causes, symptoms, and statistics

April 8, 2017 - 07:00
The HER2 gene ordinarily makes proteins in the breast. When HER2 is abnormal, it causes a fast and aggressive type of breast cancer.

Understanding and treating ER-positive breast cancer

April 7, 2017 - 07:00
In this article learn about the role of hormone receptors in breast cancer, what the symptoms of ER-positive breast cancer are, and how it may be treated.

Living in an area with high air pollution may impact women's breast density

April 7, 2017 - 07:00
A study of nearly 280,000 women in the United States has found that living in areas with a high level of fine particles from air pollution may increase a woman's chance of having dense breasts - a...

New gene discovered that is driving drug resistance

April 6, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists in Salford, UK, have identified a gene which is 'revving the engine of cancer' against the world's most common breast cancer drug.

Biomarker identified for likely aggressive, early stage breast cancer

April 5, 2017 - 13:00
The one-size-fits-all approach to early stage breast cancer creates a paradox: Millions of dollars are spent on unnecessary surgeries and radiation to treat women with low-risk 'in situ' lesions...