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.
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.
Breakthrough: Breast cancer relapse linked to fat metabolism
16 May 2017 at 12:00am
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
12 May 2017 at 6:00am
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
12 May 2017 at 12:00am
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
4 May 2017 at 3:00am
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 effe...
4 May 2017 at 12:00am
A shorter course of radiation therapy given to breast cancer patients following mastectomy is safe and effective and cuts treatment time in half.
Alcohol is associated with higher risk of breast cancer in African-American w...
3 May 2017 at 12:00am
Alcohol consumption was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in a large study of African-American women, indicating that they, like white women, may benefit from limiting alcohol.
Mayo Clinic researchers develop new tumor-shrinking nanoparticle to fight can...
3 May 2017 at 12:00am
A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing recurrence of the disease.
Low-dose aspirin may cut breast cancer risk by a fifth
2 May 2017 at 8:00am
Researchers have found that women who take low-dose aspirin at least three times per week may reduce their breast cancer risk by as much as 20 percent.
Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer...
27 Apr 2017 at 12:00am
In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive...