Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today
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.
Breast and ovarian cancers: Large study improves estimates of genetic risk
20 Jun 2017 at 8:00am
Carriers of faulty BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Now, a large prospective study improves estimates of those risks.
Hair dyes, relaxers tied to raised breast cancer risk
16 Jun 2017 at 7:00am
New research supports the idea that use of some hair products is linked to raised risk of breast cancer, with differences between white and black women.
Study questions whether mistaken antibodies led cancer research down a 20-yea...
16 Jun 2017 at 12:00am
For nearly two decades researchers have sought a way to target an estrogen receptor in the hope they could improve breast cancer survival, but an article published in Nature Communications contends...
The 10 best cancer blogs
15 Jun 2017 at 8:00am
Cancer blogs can help those diagnosed with cancer to receive support throughout their treatment. Medical News Today have located the 10 best cancer blogs.
Aspirin may cut breast cancer risk for women with diabetes
12 Jun 2017 at 12:00am
Women with diabetes are at increased risk of breast cancer, but new research finds that taking low-dose aspirin every day could reduce this risk.
New chemotherapy approach offers breast cancer patients a better quality of life
7 Jun 2017 at 12:00am
The chemotherapy drug capecitabine gives patients a better quality of life and is as effective at preventing breast cancer from returning as the alternative regimen called CMF, when given following...
Immunotherapy drug effective for metastatic triple negative breast cancer
6 Jun 2017 at 12:00am
Pembrolizumab shown to shrink tumors - regardless of whether patient had prior treatment.
A protein that stem cells require could be a target in killing breast cancer ...
5 Jun 2017 at 12:00am
For years, cancer experts have realized that cancerous cells behave in certain ways like stem cells, unspecialized cells that when exposed to certain signals, can "differentiate.
Armpit pain: Common causes and treatments
2 Jun 2017 at 6:00am
In this article, we look at a number of conditions which can cause pain in the armpit, including swollen lymph nodes, skin conditions, and cancer.
Skin-sparing mastectomy: Benefits and options
28 May 2017 at 9:00am
In this article, learn about how a skin-sparing mastectomy works, the reconstruction options available, and what to expect during recovery.
Phyllodes tumors: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
28 May 2017 at 6:00am
A phyllodes tumor is a rare form of breast cancer that appears mostly in women. What are the signs and symptoms and what is the outlook?
Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction: What to expect
27 May 2017 at 3:00am
The latissimus dorsi muscle is sometimes used for breast reconstruction surgery. Learn more about preparation, side effects, and recovery in this article.
Just one small glass of wine per day increases breast cancer risk
23 May 2017 at 12:00am
A new report examines breast cancer risk factors and finds that the equivalent of a daily small glass of wine or beer increases the risk significantly.
New imaging technique aims to ensure surgeons completely remove cancer
19 May 2017 at 12:00am
Of the quarter-million women diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States, about 180,000 undergo surgery to remove the cancerous tissue while preserving as much healthy breast tissue...
Breast cancer risk is more affected by total body fat than abdominal fat
17 May 2017 at 12:00am
A reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers.