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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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Using cell metabolism to battle cancer

July 7, 2018 - 10:00
In a recent study, researchers investigated how cancer stem cells might be stopped in their tracks by blocking their metabolic pathways.

Targeting the enzyme with a dual role in breast and brain health

July 3, 2018 - 07:00
One enzyme plays key roles in both breast cancer and intellectual disability. Knowing more about its molecular structure could help to design better drugs.

How a red wine compound may prevent cancer

June 28, 2018 - 16:00
New research shows, for the first time in the laboratory, how resveratrol stops a mutant protein from aggregating and leading to cancer.

Is it possible to kill cancer by 'overfeeding' it?

June 24, 2018 - 10:00
Cancer thrives on the buildup of 'nutrients' that can damage healthy cells. But can cancer cells have 'too much of a good thing?' Researchers investigate.

New 'potential target' for cancer therapy found

June 22, 2018 - 16:00
A protein that causes cancer cells to release tiny bags of proteins and molecules that help tumor progression may be a new treatment target, a study says.

Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?

June 22, 2018 - 14:00
A recently published study investigates whether individuals with a higher BMI before menopause have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer?

June 19, 2018 - 16:00
A study suggests that blocking certain epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent women at high risk of breast cancer from developing the disease.

Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports

June 18, 2018 - 14:00
Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast cancer risk.

What to know about menopause and sore breasts

June 12, 2018 - 13:00
Sore breasts are common during menstruation, but breast pain and discomfort can also occur during perimenopause and menopause. In this article, learn why breast pain can happen at this stage of life. We cover the home remedies that people can use to relieve pain, as well as when to see a doctor for breast symptoms.

What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?

June 8, 2018 - 16:00
A mammogram can help a doctor to diagnose breast cancer or monitor how it responds to treatment. Fatty breast tissue appears grey or black on images, while dense tissues such as glands are white. Benign and cancerous tumors, cysts, fibroadenomas, and calcifications also look white. Here, learn more about mammograms.

Eating sensibly may slash death risk for cancer survivors

June 8, 2018 - 07:00
New research shows that a balanced, diverse diet can cut the risk of premature mortality by 65 percent for people who survived different forms of cancer.

Breast cancer: New immunotherapy leads to complete regression

June 6, 2018 - 07:00
A new and improved form of immunotherapy led to complete regression of breast cancer in a patient who had not responded to any other treatments.