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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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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.

Radiation prior to surgery reduces risk of secondary tumors in early-stage breast cancer

July 20, 2017 - 07:00
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a first of its kind study comparing the long-term benefits of radiation therapy in women with breast cancer either before surgery (neoadjuvant) or after...

Radiation prior to surgery reduces risk of secondary tumors in early-stage breast cancer

July 20, 2017 - 07:00
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a first of its kind study comparing the long-term benefits of radiation therapy in women with breast cancer either before surgery (neoadjuvant) or after...

FDA approves new treatment to reduce the risk of breast cancer returning

July 18, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Nerlynx (neratinib) for the extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer.

Side effects not a major problem for new class of breast cancer drugs

July 17, 2017 - 07:00
A ground-breaking new class of oral drugs for treating breast cancer, known as cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors, are generally well-tolerated, with a manageable toxicity profile for most...

Is this the key to stopping cancer from spreading?

July 15, 2017 - 07:00
A recent study sheds light on new ways to prevent cancer from setting up shop and flourishing in distant tissues. Blocking 20-HETE may clip cancer's wings.

Axillary web syndrome: Symptoms and treatment

July 11, 2017 - 10:00
Axillary web syndrome is a condition that is most commonly caused by surgery for breast cancer. Learn about the symptoms, and how it can be treated.

Breast cancer: Maternal high-fat diet raises risk across generations

July 5, 2017 - 14:00
Exposure to a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of breast cancer in daughters and great-granddaughters, new research suggests.

Confusion over the cause of symptoms may be affecting whether or not women take tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer

July 4, 2017 - 07:00
Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer may be failing to take the preventive anti-cancer drug tamoxifen because they are confusing naturally-occurring symptoms with side effects from...