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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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Screening MRI benefits women at average risk of breast cancer

February 23, 2017 - 07:00
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.

Novel breast tomosynthesis technique reduces screening recall rate

February 23, 2017 - 07:00
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...

Exercise is best for reducing breast cancer recurrence

February 22, 2017 - 07:00
Patients with breast cancer can incorporate a variety of lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, a new review suggests.

More patients with early-stage breast cancer may be able to avoid chemotherapy in the future

February 17, 2017 - 07:00
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...

Scalp cooling device may help reduce hair loss for women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy

February 16, 2017 - 07:00
Two studies in JAMA examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after chemotherapy.

Cancer: New method tags elusive tumors for targeted therapy

February 15, 2017 - 14:00
Some tumors are difficult to target because their cells have no unique receptors to tag. Now, researchers reveal a way to manually introduce them.

Ovarian hormones awaken newly discovered breast stem cells

February 15, 2017 - 07:00
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...

Older women may not be offered breast reconstruction after mastectomy

February 10, 2017 - 07:00
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...

Breast cancer: Changes in immune cell composition linked to future risk

February 9, 2017 - 14:00
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 have a false positive screening mammogram more likely to delay next screen

February 9, 2017 - 07:00
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.

High-risk breast cancer patients fail to receive genetic testing

February 7, 2017 - 15:00
A new survey shows an insufficient number of high-risk breast cancer patients receive genetic testing and counseling, even though they want it.

Toward understanding when eating soy might help or harm in breast cancer treatment

February 2, 2017 - 07:00
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...

Big data brings breast cancer research forwards by 'decades'

February 1, 2017 - 13:00
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...

Adjuvant Therapy: What You Need to Know

January 31, 2017 - 07:00
What is adjuvant therapy, what are the different types of adjuvant therapy available, and who is adjuvant therapy for? Are there any alternatives?

Women with noninvasive breast cancer live as long as other women

January 30, 2017 - 07:00
Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ have a slightly higher risk of dying from breast cancer, but a significantly lower all-mortality risk.

Oxygen-starved cancer cells programmed to evade therapy after spreading

January 27, 2017 - 15:00
An oxygen-starved primary tumor environment produces dormant cells that evade therapy after spreading and may be the cause of disease relapse, study shows.

Scientists identify bone degradation process within metastatic breast cancer

January 26, 2017 - 14:00
Once breast cancer spreads through the body, it can degrade a patient's healthy bones, causing numerous problems.

New study finds where you live may determine likelihood of dying from cancer

January 26, 2017 - 10:00
The rate at which Americans die from cancers varies dramatically by where they live, according to a new scientific analysis.

Timing of chemo affects inflammation, mice study suggests

January 26, 2017 - 08:00
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.

Half of breast cancer patients experience severe side effects

January 26, 2017 - 08:00
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.