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.
Triple-negative breast cancer: What you need to know
4 Sep 2017 at 3:00am
Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive type of cancer that is difficult to treat. Learn about risk factors, how it is diagnosed, and treatments.
Breast cancer charities: How to make an impact
2 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
There are many breast cancer charities to donate to, but where will a donation make the most impact? We look at the different breast cancer charities.
Breast reconstruction surgery: Options and what to expect
2 Sep 2017 at 12:00am
In this article, we look at the process of breast reconstruction surgery, the reasons for choosing this surgery, alternative options, and recovery outlook.
Breast ultrasound: Why it is done and what to expect
1 Sep 2017 at 9:00am
What is a breast ultrasound and why is a breast ultrasound performed? Learn about what should be expected and how to prepare for the test.
Breast cancer and Mirena IUD: What's the link?
1 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
There have been varying reports about the impact of the Mirena contraceptive IUD on causing breast cancer. However, further research is required.
High cholesterol diagnosis tied to lower breast cancer risk
30 Aug 2017 at 7:00am
Study of 14 years of data on 1 million people found significantly lower odds of breast cancer and premature death in women diagnosed with high cholesterol.
Breast MRI: What you need to know
27 Aug 2017 at 9:00am
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, may be used to identify abnormal tissue and tumors. Learn how to prepare for a breast MRI, the risks, and how it works.
Belly fat protein may cause cancer
25 Aug 2017 at 8:00am
A new study in mice explains why excess fat may lead to cancer, suggesting that a protein found in belly fat transforms cells into cancerous cells.
How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women consider
18 Aug 2017 at 12:00am
Certain values more often led women to weigh double mastectomy.A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove...
Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?
17 Aug 2017 at 8:00am
High exposure to outdoor light during the night may increase women's breast cancer risk, a new study finds, particularly for women who work night shifts.
Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them
17 Aug 2017 at 7:00am
New research reveals how CDK4/6 inhibitors, approved cancer drugs that halt tumors, can also shrink them in some cases by promoting anti-tumor immunity.
New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early di...
16 Aug 2017 at 12:00am
Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their...
Fat rats show why breast cancer may be more aggressive in patients with obesity
9 Aug 2017 at 12:00am
Women with obesity are more likely to get breast cancer, and a number of studies have provided a reasonable explanation why: after menopause, fat tissue manufactures estrogen, and the estrogen then...
Is an anticancer drug helping cancer to spread?
8 Aug 2017 at 12:00am
New research shows how the side effects of the common chemotherapy drug paclitaxel may cause cancer to spread from the breast to the lungs.
Testing for immune 'hotspots' can predict risk that breast cancer will return
4 Aug 2017 at 12:00am
Scientists have developed a new test that can pick out women at high risk of relapsing from breast cancer within 10 years of diagnosis.