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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.

What happens at each stage of breast cancer?
There are multiple stages of breast cancer, ranging from 0–4. Each has it’s own particular set of symptoms and treatment possibilities. There are treatment options for each stage with varying outlooks for success depending on the stage and person. The earlier the stage, the more likely treatment will be successful.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Poison or cure? Arsenic can help treat cancer, study finds
A new study shows how an arsenic oxide, in combination with an existing drug, can cure leukemia, and it may be able to also treat other types of cancer.
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 03:00:00 PDT

What are the most curable cancers?
There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:00:00 PDT

Why does radiation-induced breast cancer occur?
A new study shows that low levels of tumor-suppressing protein PTEN in breast stroma tissue could raise women's risk of radiation-triggered breast cancer.
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:00:00 PDT

'Vaginal rejuvenation' devices 'have serious risks,' warn FDA
Some women may opt for a 'vaginal rejuvenation' procedure to improve vaginal tone or pelvic function. This can bring 'serious' health risks, say the FDA.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT

How cells actively stop breast cancer from becoming invasive
Contrary to previously held beliefs, new research shows that the so-called myoepithelial cells are not just a passive barrier against breast cancer cells.
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: 'Yin Yang' protein found responsible for tumor growth
Scientists have uncovered a protein that fuels tumor growth in aggressive breast cancer. The findings may help tackle treatment-resistant tumors.
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 03:00:00 PDT

How does diet impact breast cancer risk?
A new study analyzing health- and diet-related data collected over 30 years looks at how fruit and vegetable consumption impacts the risk of breast cancer.
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk
A new study concludes that the timing of our final meal of the day may influence our risk of developing prostate or breast cancer.
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:00:00 PDT

What are the symptoms of stage 4 breast cancer?
When breast cancer reaches stage 4, it will have spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Cancer cells in new parts of the body can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Here, we explain the symptoms that occur when breast cancer spreads to the bones, liver, or brain. We also cover other symptoms and treatment.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:00:00 PDT

Acupuncture may reduce cancer drug side effects
In a new study, researchers asked whether acupuncture might ease the joint pain associated with a drug used to treat early breast cancer.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Glue-like protein may be key to drug-resistant breast cancer
A Ph.D. student may have uncovered the reason why some breast cancers become drug-resistant. The answer may lie in a glue-like protein called fibronectin.
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Using cell metabolism to battle cancer
In a recent study, researchers investigated how cancer stem cells might be stopped in their tracks by blocking their metabolic pathways.
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Targeting the enzyme with a dual role in breast and brain health
One enzyme plays key roles in both breast cancer and intellectual disability. Knowing more about its molecular structure could help to design better drugs.
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT

How a red wine compound may prevent cancer
New research shows, for the first time in the laboratory, how resveratrol stops a mutant protein from aggregating and leading to cancer.
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Is it possible to kill cancer by 'overfeeding' it?
Cancer thrives on the buildup of 'nutrients' that can damage healthy cells. But can cancer cells have 'too much of a good thing?' Researchers investigate.
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 03:00:00 PDT

New 'potential target' for cancer therapy found
A protein that causes cancer cells to release tiny bags of proteins and molecules that help tumor progression may be a new treatment target, a study says.
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?
A recently published study investigates whether individuals with a higher BMI before menopause have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer?
A study suggests that blocking certain epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent women at high risk of breast cancer from developing the disease.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports
Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast cancer risk.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:00:00 PDT

What to know about menopause and sore breasts
Sore breasts are common during menstruation, but breast pain and discomfort can also occur during perimenopause and menopause. In this article, learn why breast pain can happen at this stage of life. We cover the home remedies that people can use to relieve pain, as well as when to see a doctor for breast symptoms.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 06:00:00 PDT

What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?
A mammogram can help a doctor to diagnose breast cancer or monitor how it responds to treatment. Fatty breast tissue appears grey or black on images, while dense tissues such as glands are white. Benign and cancerous tumors, cysts, fibroadenomas, and calcifications also look white. Here, learn more about mammograms.
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Eating sensibly may slash death risk for cancer survivors
New research shows that a balanced, diverse diet can cut the risk of premature mortality by 65 percent for people who survived different forms of cancer.
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: New immunotherapy leads to complete regression
A new and improved form of immunotherapy led to complete regression of breast cancer in a patient who had not responded to any other treatments.
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Is chemo for breast cancer overprescribed?
A new study concludes that around 70 percent of women who are diagnosed with the most common form of breast cancer can 'safely avoid' chemotherapy.
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 07:00:00 PDT

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