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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 cancer risk is more affected by total body fat than abdominal fat

May 17, 2017 - 07:00
A reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers.

Breakthrough: Breast cancer relapse linked to fat metabolism

May 16, 2017 - 07:00
Currently, the main cause of death in breast cancer is relapse. Although poorly understood, research into the lipid metabolism of cells offers new insight.

Tai chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer survivors

May 12, 2017 - 13:00
If you've ever had insomnia, you know worrying about sleep makes it even harder to fall asleep.

Researchers identify nutrient metabolism that drives breast tumor metastasis

May 12, 2017 - 07:00
A multinational group of scientists, led by professor Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB-KU Leuven), have discovered that breast cancer cells that have invaded other organs rely on a different nutrient...

Intraductal papilloma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

May 4, 2017 - 10:00
Learn all about intraductal papillomas, benign growths that occur in the milk ducts of the breasts. Can they be prevented? Do they pose a cancer risk?

Three-week radiation therapy treatment given post mastectomy is safe and effective

May 4, 2017 - 07:00
A shorter course of radiation therapy given to breast cancer patients following mastectomy is safe and effective and cuts treatment time in half.