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Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today

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

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Cancer: How a novel gel could halt its return

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed a drug-infused hydrogel that has the potential to stop cancer recurrence and metastasis after the surgical removal of a tumor.

Breast cancer: Obesity may hinder some treatments

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

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.

What are these white spots on my nipples?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Learn about different causes of white spots on the nipples, including those linked with breast-feeding. We also look at other symptoms and treatments.

The hidden power of daffodils in the fight against cancer

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research has uncovered the hidden molecular potential of a daffodil extract — an alkaloid named hemanthamine — in the fight against cancer.

This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers are testing a promising new gel-like medium capable of delivering a combination of therapeutic agents directly to the sites of primary tumors.

Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

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.

Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

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.

Why do some breast cancers become treatment-resistant?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A significant number of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers are resistant to regular therapies. Why is that, and how can this obstacle be addressed?

This protein fuels triple-negative breast cancer

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers report that they have identified a new stem cell pathway that drives the development of highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer.

Asparagus amino acid helps deadly breast cancer to spread

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

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.

One injection could kill cancer

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Groundbreaking cancer research might have uncovered a 'one-time application' formula that can help immune cells to eliminate cancer tumors.

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

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.

Fish-derived omega-3 best for preventing breast cancer

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

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.

Breast cancer: Protein that drives metastasis uncovered

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers find a specific protein that helps breast cancer tumors to spread and use a combined form of therapy to reduce metastasis in mice.

Breast cancer: Body fat, not weight, poses major risk

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

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.

Exercise may increase lifespan after breast cancer treatment

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Aerobic and strength training may help to prolong breast cancer survivors' lifespans by tackling treatment side effects, such as obesity or heart disease.

Can weight gain be caused by tamoxifen?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PDT

A look at the link between tamoxifen and weight gain. Included is detail on why weight gain can occur in breast cancer treatment, and other side effects.

Hormone-fueled breast cancer cells halted with new approach

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists identify where hormone-fueled breast cancer cells derive their energy from, and they find a way to block their access to it.

Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells.

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study.

What you should know about breast cancer in teens

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A look at breast cancer in teens, a rare condition meaning statistics are hard to find. Included is detail on checking yourself and when to see a doctor.

Just two sausages per week may raise breast cancer risk

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that eating just 9 grams of processed meats per day, or two sausages per week, could increase women's risk of breast cancer.

What to know about breast cancer and back pain

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PDT

A look at breast cancer and back pain, a symptom in later stages of the disease. Included is detail on the link and self-care options people can try.

Eight causes of nipple pain

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Nipple pain is a common occurrence in menstruating, pregnant, or breast-feeding women. In this article, learn about the common causes and how to treat them

What to know about mastectomy scars

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn more about treatments for mastectomy scars. We run through the options for women and provide details on types of mastectomy procedures.