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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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Inflammatory breast cancer: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

April 4, 2017 - 07:00
Inflammatory breast cancer accounts for just 1-5 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the U.S. Learn more about this rare and aggressive cancer.

Foods to eat and foods to avoid to fight breast cancer

April 3, 2017 - 17:00
Learn about how diet may affect breast cancer, what foods are recommended to fight breast cancer, and what the benefits of eating them are.

Preparing for a mammogram: A step-by-step guide

April 2, 2017 - 10:00
Learn about the different steps involved in a mammogram including when to get a mammogram, how to prepare and understanding what the results mean.

Mammograms: What to expect and how to minimize pain

April 2, 2017 - 07:00
Mammograms are an invaluable tool for early detection of breast cancer. In this article, we look at how to prepare and reduce discomfort.

Invasive lobular carcinoma: Symptoms, subtypes, diagnosis, and treatment

March 31, 2017 - 13:00
Learn about invasive lobular carcinoma, a type of cancer that starts in the milk glands of the breast and can spread to infect other lymph nodes.

More women opting to remove a healthy breast after cancer diagnosis

March 29, 2017 - 16:00
New study shows that in five states, half of women with cancer in one breast opt to surgically remove their unaffected breast as a preventive measure.

Mammography vs. thermography: Comparing the benefits

March 29, 2017 - 13:00
Mammography and thermography are two methods of detecting abnormalities that may indicate breast cancer. Learn more in this article.

Metastatic breast cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

March 25, 2017 - 07:00
Metastatic breast cancer can occur if the initial cancer treatment isn't successful and the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Learn about it here.

Significant increase in number of women tested for BRCA gene, but many high-risk patients are still missing out

March 24, 2017 - 07:00
Discovery of the BRCA genetic mutation in the mid-90s represented a breakthrough in breast and ovarian cancer prevention.

PHD2 targeting overcomes breast cancer cell death upon glucose starvation

March 23, 2017 - 07:00
B55? is one of the regulatory subunits of the PP2A phosphatase. This phosphatases has been associated to the control of many biological functions but the multiplicity of complexes that can be...

Breast cancer: Study identifies a molecular mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ tumors

March 21, 2017 - 14:00
Study suggests that a mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ breast cancers could be changes to the estrogen receptor caused by two immune system molecules.

Triple-negative breast cancer: Nanodelivery of new drug shows promise

March 17, 2017 - 14:00
Delivering a new drug directly into triple-negative breast cancer cells via nanoparticles stops the drug degrading before reaching target, study shows.

1 in 5 patients with breast cancer could benefit from existing treatment, genetic study reveals

March 14, 2017 - 14:00
Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have discovered that a greater number of breast cancers are genetically similar to rarer cases with faulty BRCA1 or...

Male breast cancer: Protein discovery could yield new treatments

March 12, 2017 - 07:00
Men get breast cancer, too. The discovery of two proteins thought to be involved in the disease could lead to new treatments for male breast cancer.

Diabetes drug may be effective against deadly form of breast cancer, study suggests

March 9, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers in China have discovered that a metabolic enzyme called AKR1B1 drives an aggressive type of breast cancer.

Pancoast syndrome: Tumors, symptoms, and treatment

March 8, 2017 - 07:00
What is Pancoast syndrome, what are Pancoast tumors, and what is Homer’s syndrome? Learn about diagnosis, when to see a doctor, surgery, and prevention.

Soy may improve survival rates in some breast cancer patients

March 6, 2017 - 16:00
New research shows the consumption of soy foods may not only be safe for patients with breast cancer, but also improve survival rates for some of them.