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Breast Cancer Awareness - News

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.

Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?
Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk
Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study.
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

What you should know about breast cancer in teens
A look at breast cancer in teens, a rare condition meaning statistics are hard to find. Included is detail on checking yourself and when to see a doctor.
Sun, 07 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Just two sausages per week may raise breast cancer risk
Researchers suggest that eating just 9 grams of processed meats per day, or two sausages per week, could increase women's risk of breast cancer.
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

What to know about breast cancer and back pain
A look at breast cancer and back pain, a symptom in later stages of the disease. Included is detail on the link and self-care options people can try.
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

Eight causes of nipple pain
Nipple pain is a common occurrence in menstruating, pregnant, or breast-feeding women. In this article, learn about the common causes and how to treat them
Mon, 25 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

What to know about mastectomy scars
Learn more about treatments for mastectomy scars. We run through the options for women and provide details on types of mastectomy procedures.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Key mechanism for aggressive breast cancer prevention found
Why are some breast cancers more aggressive than others? A new study sheds light on a key molecular interaction that makes cancer more treatment-resistant.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Can an existing drug win against aggressive breast cancer?
A cytokine used to treat autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis may be the new weapon in the fight against triple-negative breast cancer.
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Antibody reduces bone metastases '100-fold'
Bone metastases are notoriously difficult to treat. Breaking research tests the capabilities of a new antibody treatment, and it shows real promise.
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Breast cancer: These gene variations may shorten young women's survival
New research finds that young women with early-onset breast cancer possess variations in a specific gene that might affect their survival.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war?
Vaccines have changed the way we treat disease. But cancer, infection, and autoimmunity have not been eradicated. Are biomaterials the missing link?
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

What are the health benefits of carrot juice?
Aside from great taste, carrot juice may provide numerous health benefits. Learn about the nutritional value and possible risks of drinking carrot juice.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

Breast cancer treatment: Can Brussels sprouts, soy reduce side effects?
Researchers have found that soy and cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, could reduce the long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Metformin may prevent multidrug-resistant breast cancer
Type 2 diabetes drug metformin has been found to inhibit and reverse the development of multidrug resistance in vitro in breast cancer cells.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

How cancer could be treated with an old alcoholism drug
New research exposes the mechanism by which the anti-alcohol addiction drug disulfiram, also known as Antabuse, could be used to treat cancer.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Killing cancer softly: New approach halts tumor growth
Cancer therapy can sometimes, paradoxically, help the cancer to spread. New research shows why that is, and what can be done to stop it.
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Sugar and cancer: A surprise connection or 50-year cover-up?
Knowledge of a connection between sugar and cancer might reach back as far as 50 years. But what is the evidence today? And can we get away from sugar?
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

More than just 'chemo brain': Cancer impacts memory, too
After chemotherapy, many people report experiencing 'chemo brain,' characterized by impaired cognitive function. But could cancer itself be to blame?
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug
A drug commonly used to ease cold and flu symptoms can starve cancer cells of the proteins they need to grow and divide, a new study finds.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Many grapple with PTSD after a cancer diagnosis
Researchers point to a large incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder cases at 6 months after a cancer diagnosis and urge better mental health support.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Risk of breast cancer's return continues long after treatment ends
Researchers find that the risk of breast cancer recurrence stays high for decades after treatment. They ask whether therapy should continue for longer.
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Warfarin may prevent cancer
The anticoagulant warfarin may do more than prevent blood clots. Researchers have found that the drug may also protect against cancer development.
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Soy component could improve breast cancer treatment
New research suggests that a component of soy foods may have the potential to improve breast cancer treatments, leading to the suppression of tumors.
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

How does excess weight drive breast cancer? Study sheds light
Researchers reveal how obesity increases the release of cytokines into the blood, triggering a number of processes that fuel breast cancer metastasis.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

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