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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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Breast ultrasound: Why it is done and what to expect

September 1, 2017 - 16:00
What is a breast ultrasound and why is a breast ultrasound performed? Learn about what should be expected and how to prepare for the test.

Breast cancer and Mirena IUD: What's the link?

September 1, 2017 - 13:00
There have been varying reports about the impact of the Mirena contraceptive IUD on causing breast cancer. However, further research is required.

Breast cancer and Mirena IUD: What's the link?

September 1, 2017 - 13:00
There have been varying reports about the impact of the Mirena contraceptive IUD on causing breast cancer. However, further research is required.

High cholesterol diagnosis tied to lower breast cancer risk

August 30, 2017 - 14:00
Study of 14 years of data on 1 million people found significantly lower odds of breast cancer and premature death in women diagnosed with high cholesterol.

High cholesterol diagnosis tied to lower breast cancer risk

August 30, 2017 - 14:00
Study of 14 years of data on 1 million people found significantly lower odds of breast cancer and premature death in women diagnosed with high cholesterol.

Breast MRI: What you need to know

August 27, 2017 - 16:00
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, may be used to identify abnormal tissue and tumors. Learn how to prepare for a breast MRI, the risks, and how it works.

Breast MRI: What you need to know

August 27, 2017 - 16:00
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, may be used to identify abnormal tissue and tumors. Learn how to prepare for a breast MRI, the risks, and how it works.

Belly fat protein may cause cancer

August 25, 2017 - 15:00
A new study in mice explains why excess fat may lead to cancer, suggesting that a protein found in belly fat transforms cells into cancerous cells.

Belly fat protein may cause cancer

August 25, 2017 - 15:00
A new study in mice explains why excess fat may lead to cancer, suggesting that a protein found in belly fat transforms cells into cancerous cells.

How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women consider

August 18, 2017 - 07:00
Certain values more often led women to weigh double mastectomy.A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove...

How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women consider

August 18, 2017 - 07:00
Certain values more often led women to weigh double mastectomy.A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove...

Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?

August 17, 2017 - 15:00
High exposure to outdoor light during the night may increase women's breast cancer risk, a new study finds, particularly for women who work night shifts.

Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?

August 17, 2017 - 15:00
High exposure to outdoor light during the night may increase women's breast cancer risk, a new study finds, particularly for women who work night shifts.

Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them

August 17, 2017 - 14:00
New research reveals how CDK4/6 inhibitors, approved cancer drugs that halt tumors, can also shrink them in some cases by promoting anti-tumor immunity.

Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them

August 17, 2017 - 14:00
New research reveals how CDK4/6 inhibitors, approved cancer drugs that halt tumors, can also shrink them in some cases by promoting anti-tumor immunity.

New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis

August 16, 2017 - 07:00
Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their...

New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis

August 16, 2017 - 07:00
Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their...

Fat rats show why breast cancer may be more aggressive in patients with obesity

August 9, 2017 - 07:00
Women with obesity are more likely to get breast cancer, and a number of studies have provided a reasonable explanation why: after menopause, fat tissue manufactures estrogen, and the estrogen then...

Fat rats show why breast cancer may be more aggressive in patients with obesity

August 9, 2017 - 07:00
Women with obesity are more likely to get breast cancer, and a number of studies have provided a reasonable explanation why: after menopause, fat tissue manufactures estrogen, and the estrogen then...

Is an anticancer drug helping cancer to spread?

August 8, 2017 - 07:00
New research shows how the side effects of the common chemotherapy drug paclitaxel may cause cancer to spread from the breast to the lungs.