Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News
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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MRI screening improves early diagnosis of breast cancer in all women-not only those at high risk-according to a new study from Germany published online in the journal Radiology.
A new digital breast tomosynthesis technique has the potential to reduce the rate at which women are called back for additional examinations without sacrificing cancer detection, according to a new...
Patients with breast cancer can incorporate a variety of lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, a new review suggests.
Women with early-stage breast cancer who had an intermediate risk recurrence score (RS) from a 21-gene expression assay had similar outcomes, regardless of whether they received chemotherapy, a new...
Two studies in JAMA examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after chemotherapy.
Some tumors are difficult to target because their cells have no unique receptors to tag. Now, researchers reveal a way to manually introduce them.
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have used advanced cellular, bioinformatics and imaging technology to reveal a long-lived type of stem cell in the breast that is responsible for the...
A national study from England indicates that older women are often not offered immediate breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, even though guidelines state that surgeons should discuss...
Changes in immune cell composition in breast tissue links to future risk of developing breast cancer, suggesting a role in disease progression, says study.
Women who had a false positive result from a screening mammogram were more likely to delay or forgo their subsequent screening mammogram than women who had a true negative result.
A new survey shows an insufficient number of high-risk breast cancer patients receive genetic testing and counseling, even though they want it.
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have used animal models to reveal new information about the impact - positive and negative - that soy consumption could have on a common...
Scientists have created a 'map' linking the shape of breast cancer cells to genes turned on and off, and matched it to real disease outcomes, which could one day help doctors select treatments...
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Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ have a slightly higher risk of dying from breast cancer, but a significantly lower all-mortality risk.
An oxygen-starved primary tumor environment produces dormant cells that evade therapy after spreading and may be the cause of disease relapse, study shows.
Once breast cancer spreads through the body, it can degrade a patient's healthy bones, causing numerous problems.
The rate at which Americans die from cancers varies dramatically by where they live, according to a new scientific analysis.
The time of day that breast cancer chemotherapy drugs are given affects the amount of damaging inflammation in the body, a new study in mice suggests.
Nearly half of women treated for early stage breast cancer reported at least one side effect from their treatment that was severe or very severe, a new study finds.