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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 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

Are dogs better at detecting cancer 'than advanced technology?'
In a new study, beagles were able to detect the presence of cancer with extremely high accuracy. Could their 'sniff skills' lead to novel screening tests?
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 03:00:00 PDT

What causes a lump on the areola
A lump on the areola may have a variety of causes, including skin irritation and bacteria. Treatments depend on the cause. Learn more about the causes and treatments of a lump on the areola here.
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:00:00 PDT

Could gut bacteria drive the spread of breast cancer?
New research in mice finds that having an unhealthful balance in the gut microbiome can cause breast cancer to spread more aggressively.
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 PDT

Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation
A first-of-its-kind study compares the cure rates and side effects of proton therapy and X-ray radiation for people with various forms of cancer.
Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT

Should I get checked for cancer?
The warning signs of cancer vary depending on the type. People should see a doctor if they have any new symptoms or existing symptoms worsen. Learn more about the warning signs of cancer here.
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:00:00 PDT

Different types of nipples
There are many types of nipples, including puffy, hairy, protruding, and inverted. These types are based on appearance and come with no health risks. Learn more about types of nipples here.
Thu, 23 May 2019 21:00:00 PDT

Can diabetes influence cancer's spread?
People with cancer may have a higher risk of tumors spreading to other sites in the body if they also have diabetes. New research explains why.
Wed, 08 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT

Cancer treatments: Patients need to know heart risks
Specialists warn that many people undergoing cancer treatment receive neither appropriate information about heart risks nor sufficient monitoring for them.
Tue, 07 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT

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