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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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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.

Testing for immune 'hotspots' can predict risk that breast cancer will return

August 4, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have developed a new test that can pick out women at high risk of relapsing from breast cancer within 10 years of diagnosis.

Testing for immune 'hotspots' can predict risk that breast cancer will return

August 4, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have developed a new test that can pick out women at high risk of relapsing from breast cancer within 10 years of diagnosis.

Breast-feeding reduces breast cancer risk, says new report

August 3, 2017 - 14:00
A new report that updates the evidence on breast cancer says that breast-feeding lowers the risk of developing it both before and after the menopause.

Breast-feeding reduces breast cancer risk, says new report

August 3, 2017 - 14:00
A new report that updates the evidence on breast cancer says that breast-feeding lowers the risk of developing it both before and after the menopause.

Targeted radiotherapy limits side effects of breast cancer treatment

August 3, 2017 - 13:00
Breast cancer patients who have radiotherapy targeted at the original tumour site experience fewer side effects five years after treatment than those who have whole breast radiotherapy, and their...

Targeted radiotherapy limits side effects of breast cancer treatment

August 3, 2017 - 13:00
Breast cancer patients who have radiotherapy targeted at the original tumour site experience fewer side effects five years after treatment than those who have whole breast radiotherapy, and their...

New compound boosts treatment for aggressive breast cancer

August 3, 2017 - 07:00
A new anticancer agent, if given in combination with existing treatment, proves highly effective against triple negative and HER2 positive breast cancers.

New compound boosts treatment for aggressive breast cancer

August 3, 2017 - 07:00
A new anticancer agent, if given in combination with existing treatment, proves highly effective against triple negative and HER2 positive breast cancers.

Adenocarcinoma: Types, diagnosis, and treatment

August 2, 2017 - 13:00
Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that affects the glands. Learn about the different types of adenocarcinoma, their symptoms, treatments, and outlook.

Adenocarcinoma: Types, diagnosis, and treatment

August 2, 2017 - 13:00
Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that affects the glands. Learn about the different types of adenocarcinoma, their symptoms, treatments, and outlook.

Could a turmeric extract help to treat pancreatic cancer?

August 1, 2017 - 15:00
New research suggests that curcumin - a turmeric compound - may help to overcome resistance to chemotherapy in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Could a turmeric extract help to treat pancreatic cancer?

August 1, 2017 - 15:00
New research suggests that curcumin - a turmeric compound - may help to overcome resistance to chemotherapy in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Breast cancer patients can use antiperspirants during radiotherapy

July 26, 2017 - 07:00
Women undergoing daily radiation therapy for breast cancer are commonly told they should not use antiperspirant for fear that it could cause greater radiation damage to the skin, but a new study from...

Breast cancer patients can use antiperspirants during radiotherapy

July 26, 2017 - 07:00
Women undergoing daily radiation therapy for breast cancer are commonly told they should not use antiperspirant for fear that it could cause greater radiation damage to the skin, but a new study from...

Social interaction could boost chemotherapy's effectiveness

July 24, 2017 - 07:00
A new study investigates the impact of social interaction on the effectiveness of chemotherapy and the patients' chances of survival.

Social interaction could boost chemotherapy's effectiveness

July 24, 2017 - 07:00
A new study investigates the impact of social interaction on the effectiveness of chemotherapy and the patients' chances of survival.

Some women may benefit from delaying breast reconstruction following mastectomy

July 21, 2017 - 07:00
Some patients with a combination of risk factors, such as being obese and having diabetes or being a smoker, may benefit from delayed rather than immediate breast implant reconstruction after a...

Some women may benefit from delaying breast reconstruction following mastectomy

July 21, 2017 - 07:00
Some patients with a combination of risk factors, such as being obese and having diabetes or being a smoker, may benefit from delayed rather than immediate breast implant reconstruction after a...

The 10 best breast cancer blogs

July 20, 2017 - 15:00
Medical News Today have found the 10 best breast cancer blogs that offer educational information, inspiration, and support for people with breast cancer.