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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.

Is breast asymmetry linked to breast cancer?
Many women have slight differences in the size or shape of their breasts. Breast asymmetry is usually not a cause for concern, though substantial asymmetry in the size or density of breasts may suggest an increased risk of breast cancer. A mammogram can look for abnormalities and diagnose the cause of breast asymmetry.
Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Body clock gene may protect against breast cancer
One of the genes that regulate our circadian rhythm might also contribute to the normal development of mammary glands and protect against breast cancer.
Thu, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Common drug may help battle aggressive breast cancer
A new study concludes that a common osteoporosis drug may help to fight basal-like breast cancer, which is an aggressive, early-onset form of the disease.
Sat, 05 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT

How true are these health myths?
Over time, a number of health myths have cropped up. Some of these are true, and some of them certainly aren't. Here, we debunk the most popular ones.
Wed, 02 May 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: Innovative pill may aid diagnosis
Many cases of breast cancer are either misdiagnosed or remain undetected, due to the unclear nature of some tumors. Could a pill solve this problem?
Tue, 01 May 2018 08:00:00 PDT

'Biomedical tattoo' might catch cancer early
Medical research is reaching a new frontier with implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer. Yet the road from laboratory to patient is long.
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: Common drugs may halt post-surgery relapse
Some people develop early metastases following breast cancer surgery. New research sheds light on why that happens, and how it might be prevented.
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Cancer: New drug may fight treatment resistance
A new drug that blocks a molecule that cancer cells rely on for transcribing genetic information shows promise in tackling treatment-resistant tumors.
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT

What causes dark nipples?
A person's nipples can change color at different times in their life. There are many different reasons why this might happen, most of which are harmless, hormone-related, and linked to pregnancy or menstruation. This article explains more about these causes of dark nipples, plus when someone might need to see a doctor.
Tue, 03 Apr 2018 05:00:00 PDT

New drug attacks cancer-causing genes
A new drug that targets cancer-causing genes may help to improve cancer survival rates. Researchers also hope that it might halt obesity-related cancers.
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Cancer: How a novel gel could halt its return
Researchers have developed a drug-infused hydrogel that has the potential to stop cancer recurrence and metastasis after the surgical removal of a tumor.
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: Obesity may hinder some treatments
Obesity, which is linked to lower survival in many cancers, may be why drugs that inhibit growth of blood vessels that feed cancer don't work, says study.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

What are these white spots on my nipples?
Learn about different causes of white spots on the nipples, including those linked with breast-feeding. We also look at other symptoms and treatments.
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

The hidden power of daffodils in the fight against cancer
New research has uncovered the hidden molecular potential of a daffodil extract — an alkaloid named hemanthamine — in the fight against cancer.
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy
Researchers are testing a promising new gel-like medium capable of delivering a combination of therapeutic agents directly to the sites of primary tumors.
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?
Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found.
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk
A new study suggests a possible link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and raised risk of overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular.
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Why do some breast cancers become treatment-resistant?
A significant number of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers are resistant to regular therapies. Why is that, and how can this obstacle be addressed?
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

This protein fuels triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers report that they have identified a new stem cell pathway that drives the development of highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer.
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Asparagus amino acid helps deadly breast cancer to spread
An amino acid derived from a wide range of foods, including asparagus, helps triple-negative breast cancer to spread in the body, a new study has found.
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

One injection could kill cancer
Groundbreaking cancer research might have uncovered a 'one-time application' formula that can help immune cells to eliminate cancer tumors.
Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer
New drug candidate may change chemotherapy as we know it; this compound stops cancer cells from spreading and has no toxic side effects, a new study shows.
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Fish-derived omega-3 best for preventing breast cancer
Compared with the plant-based omega-3 ALA, EPA and DHA — which come from fatty fish — are much better for preventing breast cancer, researchers suggest.
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: Protein that drives metastasis uncovered
Researchers find a specific protein that helps breast cancer tumors to spread and use a combined form of therapy to reduce metastasis in mice.
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: Body fat, not weight, poses major risk
Recent evidence backs a surprising finding: women with high body fat levels are at increased risk of breast cancer, even if their overall weight is normal.
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

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