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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.

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

Is it better to 'contain' rather than destroy cancer?
New research in mice suggests that we could stop some cancers from making a comeback by maintaining metastatic cells in a 'dormant' state.
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: Reducing this amino acid could make drugs more effective
New research in cell cultures and mice reveals a surprising link between the essential amino acid leucine and resistance to tamoxifen in breast cancer.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: Estrogen byproducts may predict outlook
New research finds an association between the ratio of two estrogen metabolites and the risk of all-cause mortality among women with breast cancer.
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 07:00:00 PDT

Could reused cooking oil trigger breast cancer spread?
A new study in mice finds that reused cooking oil may encourage breast cancer metastases. These preliminary results are sure to spark more research.
Sun, 31 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT

Time-restricted eating may prevent tumor growth
New research in mice suggests that eating all daily meals within a restricted window of time may be a good preventive strategy against cancer tumor growth.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 07:00:00 PDT

How destroying a tumor promoter could lead to new cancer treatments
Mutated p53 tumor suppressor protein is a key driver of most cancers. Now, scientists have identified its mechanism of stability and how to disrupt it.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: Does stress fuel its spread?
A new study from Switzerland shows how stress can act on breast cancer tumors, supporting their spread and diversification and making them harder to treat.
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT

What can cause a sensitive breast?
Breast sensitivity can come and go, and it is rarely a cause for concern. Causes of a sensitive breast can include hormonal changes, injuries, cysts, and breastfeeding issues. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here.
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:00:00 PDT

How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth
New research in mice explains the mechanism through which chronic stress contributes to cancer cell growth and suggests a potential therapeutic strategy.
Mon, 25 Feb 2019 07:00:00 PDT

Diez causas comunes de la mastalgia
El 70% de las mujeres sufre dolor en una o ambas mamas y solo el 15% requiere tratamiento. Es muy común en las más jóvenes y durante la menstruación. Se suele describir como una quemazón o constricción, y puede relacionarse con cambios hormonales. Descubra las causas, prevención y gestión en este artículo.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PDT

What does a lump in the left breast mean?
Breast lumps can develop in the left or right breast, or in both. In this article, we look at what people should do if they find a lump, along with what it might mean, types, diagnosis, and when to see a doctor.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:00:00 PDT

New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread
Cellular barcoding shows promise as a way to identify the few metastasis-driving cell variants from the thousands that are present in breast cancer tumors.
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:00:00 PDT

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health
Researchers believe that physical activity can influence a person's overall health because of its effect on gut health. A new study explains the link.
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk
The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 03:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018
A new study estimates that breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by approximately half in the United States in 2018, thanks to screening and therapy.
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:00:00 PDT

What to know about multifocal breast cancer
Multifocal breast cancer is where a person has more than one tumor in one area of their breast. In this article, we look at the causes, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and prognosis for multifocal breast cancer.
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?
In the early stages of breast cancer, it may not spread at all. It is difficult to know how fast invasive breast cancer can spread in 1 year, as it depends on the cancer’s stage, grade, and other factors. In this article, we discuss the growth and progression of breast cancer.
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:00:00 PDT

What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?
Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer in the lungs is when breast cancer cells are growing in the lungs. In this article, we look at what happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs, including the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prognosis.
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 13:00:00 PDT

Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates
Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer. It can recur more frequently than other types. This article looks at the recurrence rates, survival statistics, treatment, and prevention of triple-negative breast cancer.
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:00:00 PDT

Oolong tea extract may stave off breast cancer
New research tests the benefits of oolong tea extract in multiple breast cancer cell lines and finds that it stops cancer cells from growing.
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:00:00 PDT

The best cancer-fighting foods
Cancer-fighting foods include apples, berries, and fatty fish. These foods may help prevent cancer and promote general health. Learn more about the best cancer-fighting foods here.
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:00:00 PDT

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