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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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Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction: What to expect

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

The latissimus dorsi muscle is sometimes used for breast reconstruction surgery. Learn more about preparation, side effects, and recovery in this article.



Just one small glass of wine per day increases breast cancer risk

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new report examines breast cancer risk factors and finds that the equivalent of a daily small glass of wine or beer increases the risk significantly.



New imaging technique aims to ensure surgeons completely remove cancer

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Of the quarter-million women diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States, about 180,000 undergo surgery to remove the cancerous tissue while preserving as much healthy breast tissue...



Breast cancer risk is more affected by total body fat than abdominal fat

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers.



Breakthrough: Breast cancer relapse linked to fat metabolism

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Currently, the main cause of death in breast cancer is relapse. Although poorly understood, research into the lipid metabolism of cells offers new insight.



Tai chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer survivors

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

If you've ever had insomnia, you know worrying about sleep makes it even harder to fall asleep.



Researchers identify nutrient metabolism that drives breast tumor metastasis

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A multinational group of scientists, led by professor Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB-KU Leuven), have discovered that breast cancer cells that have invaded other organs rely on a different nutrient...



Intraductal papilloma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Thu, 04 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Learn all about intraductal papillomas, benign growths that occur in the milk ducts of the breasts. Can they be prevented? Do they pose a cancer risk?



Three-week radiation therapy treatment given post mastectomy is safe and effective

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A shorter course of radiation therapy given to breast cancer patients following mastectomy is safe and effective and cuts treatment time in half.



Alcohol is associated with higher risk of breast cancer in African-American women

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Alcohol consumption was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in a large study of African-American women, indicating that they, like white women, may benefit from limiting alcohol.



Mayo Clinic researchers develop new tumor-shrinking nanoparticle to fight cancer, prevent recurrence

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing recurrence of the disease.



Low-dose aspirin may cut breast cancer risk by a fifth

Tue, 02 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that women who take low-dose aspirin at least three times per week may reduce their breast cancer risk by as much as 20 percent.



Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive...



Breast rashes: Which symptoms suggest cancer?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Breast rashes or changes do not usually indicate breast cancer, but can be symptoms of two rare but aggressive types. When should you see a doctor?



Worldwide statistics on breast cancer: Diagnosis and risk factors

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about statistics on breast cancer, if diet and obesity are risk factors, and racial differences within the U.S. for breast cancer.



Metastatic breast cancers: Characterising the profile of metastases for improved treatment

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the Jules Bordet Institute - Université libre de Bruxelles, VIB and KU Leuven have published an important study offering a better understanding of the progression of breast cancer.



New bone-in technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer...



For women at risk of hereditary breast cancer, multigene test could help extend life expectancy

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Value in Health, the official journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), has announced the publication of new research indicating that testing for...



Breast cancer: Anatomy and early warning signs

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about breast anatomy, the early symptoms and warning signs of breast cancer, and what to do if you spot these signs.



Physicians' misunderstanding of genetic test results may hamper mastectomy decisions

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A recent survey of over 2,000 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer found that half of those who undergo bilateral mastectomy after genetic testing don't actually have mutations known to confer...



Breast thermography: Technology, benefits, and cancer signs

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about how thermography works, the process of a thermograph, what thermographs detect, the technology, and the benefits of their use.



Breast cancer: A visual guide to self-examination

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A monthly breast self-examination can identify abnormalities and help catch cancer in its early stages. Learn more about how it works in this article.



Living with breast cancer: Statistics on survival rates by stage

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:00:00 PDT

What is the outlook for people with breast cancer and what factors may affect the outlook? What is the 5-year and 10-year survival rate by stage?



Scattered fibroglandular breast tissue: Causes and risk factors

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women with scattered fibroglandular breast tissue may develop lumpy or painful breasts. This article discusses breast composition and when to see a doctor.



HER2-positive breast cancer: Causes, symptoms, and statistics

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The HER2 gene ordinarily makes proteins in the breast. When HER2 is abnormal, it causes a fast and aggressive type of breast cancer.