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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.

Study confirms low fat diets benefit women's health
New research suggests that a low fat diet reduces death risk among women who have had breast cancer, slows down diabetes, and prevents heart disease.
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 03:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: Hormone therapy may only put some cells to 'sleep'
A laboratory analysis of the effects of hormone therapy on thousands of breast cancer cells found that this approach does not always destroy them.
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 00:00:00 PDT

What to know about HER2-negative breast cancer
There are two main types of HER2-negative breast cancer: hormone receptor-positive and triple-negative. Many treatments exist, and prognosis varies. Learn more here.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:00:00 PDT

The power of electromagnetic energy on breast cancer cells
Electromagnetic energy could be used to halt the movement of breast cancer cells, reducing metastatic cases. New research explains how.
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 03:00:00 PDT

Talzenna (talazoparib)
Talzenna (talazoparib) is a prescription drug that's used to treat certain types of breast cancer. It’s prescribed for breast cancer that’s HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic, and BRCA-positive. Talzenna comes as oral capsules that are taken once daily. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 PDT

Survival and chemotherapy success rates for various cancers
Success rates help indicate how effective various treatments are. Here, we provide success rates of treatments involving chemotherapy for various types of cancer.
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:00:00 PDT

Replacing 'beef with chicken' could reduce breast cancer risk
The role of nutrition in cancer is a hot topic. A new study concludes that red meat increases the risk of breast cancer, but poultry may reduce risk.
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 00:00:00 PDT

What to know about 3D mammograms
A 3D mammogram provides a detailed image of the breast tissue. These images can help health professionals identify any unusual growths, especially in people with dense breast tissue. Learn more here.
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 21:00:00 PDT

Could artificial intelligence be the future of cancer diagnosis?
The authors of a recent paper believe that in the future, artificial intelligence might be able to tell benign from malignant lesions without a biopsy.
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 03:00:00 PDT

What to know about proton therapy for breast cancer
Proton therapy is a type of radiation that can treat cancers, including breast cancer. This article discusses its uses, effectiveness, and procedure.
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 21:00:00 PDT

What to know about mucinous carcinoma
Mucinous carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that usually affects the breast. In this article, we look at its symptoms, causes, treatments, and the outlook.
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:00:00 PDT

Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, may raise cancer risk
New research finds a link between consuming sugary drinks, including fruit juices with no added sugar, and the risk of overall cancer and breast cancer.
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 03:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: Blood test may predict relapse
New research introduces an innovative blood test that may predict the chances of breast cancer recurring by measuring a person's antitumor response.
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 02:00:00 PDT

What to know about mammary duct ectasia
Mammary duct ectasia is when a milk duct in the breast becomes blocked and clogged up with fluid. It is not a serious condition and does not increase a person's risk of breast cancer. However, it may cause pain, tenderness, and swelling, and it can sometimes lead to an infection called mastitis. Learn more here.
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 12:00:00 PDT

How does tumor size relate to breast cancer stage?
Doctors use tumor size to help determine the stage of breast cancer. People with early-stage cancers are likely to have smaller tumors that are easier for doctors to treat. However, doctors take many other factors into account when determining the cancer stage and possible treatment approaches. Learn more here.
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 10:00:00 PDT

What is the link between age and breast cancer?
A person's risk of breast cancer increases with age. Doctors most commonly diagnose the condition in females over the age of 50. However, there are many other factors that can affect the chances of developing breast cancer. Learn about these risk factors, as well as the benefits and risks of regular screening, here.
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 19:00:00 PDT

What to know about tubular carcinoma
Tubular carcinoma is a type of invasive breast cancer. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of tubular carcinoma and the outlook for people with this cancer.
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 17:00:00 PDT

What to know about medullary breast carcinoma
Medullary breast carcinoma is a rare type of invasive breast cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of medullary breast carcinoma and the outlook for people with this cancer.
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 16:00:00 PDT

Which natural treatments can help people with breast cancer?
A number of natural and complementary therapies can help support a person’s mind and body during breast cancer treatment and may also help alleviate medication side effects. However, these therapies cannot replace standard treatment for breast cancer. Learn more here.
Mon, 01 Jul 2019 16:00:00 PDT

Morning people may have lower breast cancer risk
A large study of women found that those with a morning preference were less likely to have or develop breast cancer than those with an evening preference.
Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:00:00 PDT

Is a diabetes drug the key to aggressive breast cancer?
The blood sugar-lowering drug metformin changes how cancer stem cells use and metabolize energy, making them more vulnerable to a new treatment.
Fri, 28 Jun 2019 07:00:00 PDT

Should I worry about breast calcifications?
Breast calcifications are small deposits of calcium that can appear in the breast tissue. These are visible on mammograms and most are typically benign. Some forms, however, may indicate a form of cancer. Learn more about why they form and what happens if they appear on an X-ray.
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 18:00:00 PDT

What to know about nipple reconstruction surgery
After a mastectomy, people can choose to have breast or nipple reconstruction surgery. This article looks at the types, risks, and costs associated with nipple reconstruction surgery.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 19:00:00 PDT

What to know about modified radical mastectomy
A modified radical mastectomy is a less intensive surgery to treat breast cancer than a radical mastectomy. Here, we give an overview, including what the operation is, what to expect, and recovery.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 17:00:00 PDT

Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?
New research confirms that women who have undergone breast cancer therapy are more at risk of cardiovascular disease, and it also shows why this may be.
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:00:00 PDT

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