Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas; those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. While the overwhelming majority of cases are women, men can sometimes also develop breast cancer. Worldwide, breast cancer comprises 22.9% of all cancers in women.

Roche Breast Cancer Drug 'Unprecedented' In Extending Lives

By | Sun, 09/28/2014 - 09:36

Roche's new breast cancer drug Perjeta has shown "unprecedented" benefits in extending lives. Experts are now getting behind the drug.

Former GMA Host Isn't Afraid To Let The World Know About Her Breast Cancer Battle

By | Wed, 09/24/2014 - 17:28

Former GMA host Joan Luden shows off her hair loss due to breast cancer treatment on the cover of this month's People magazine.

Mom Fights Cancer Just Long Enough To Dance At Son's Wedding [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:01

A mother from Dublin, Calif., with terminal breast cancer diagnosis ditched her wheelchair to dance with her son at his wedding.

The ‘Angelina Jolie Effect’: How She Inspired Thousands To Get Tested For Breast Cancer

By | Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:45

The number of women getting breast cancer tests doubled after Angelina Jolie made her double mastectomy public.

Can Soy Make Matters Worse For Women With Breast Cancer?

By | Sat, 09/06/2014 - 16:35

Women with breast cancer might be advised to eat less tofu, since new research has linked soy protein to genes that promote tumors.

Why Most Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Boob Jobs Post Mastectomy

By | Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:00

Less than 42 percent of breast cancer patients choose breast reconstruction following their mastectomy.

One Gene Can Increase Risk Of Breast Cancer 35% Before Age 70

By | Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:00

One out of three women carrying the PALB2 gene mutation stand the risk of developing breast cancer by the time they reach 70.

Birth Control With High Estrogen Levels May Increase Your Breast Cancer Risk

By | Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

Oral contraceptives containing a high dose of estrogen, and other combination pills, can increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.

Male Breast Cancer Doesn’t Get The Attention It Needs

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:45

Male breast cancer is 100 times less common than female breast cancer, but it’s important enough for the FDA to begin recruiting more volunteers for research opportunities.

Breast Cancer Patient Busts A Move To Conquer Pre-Surgery Jitters [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:36

Doreta Norris, a Georgia breast cancer patient, didn't let her double mastectomy stop her from dancing all the way to the operating room.

15 Or More Moles On Your Arm May Indicate Breast Cancer Risk

By | Tue, 06/10/2014 - 18:25

Women who tended to have more moles in two new studies were also more prone to developing breast cancer. But don't go counting the moles on your arm yet.

These Swimsuits Were Made Just For Breast Cancer Survivors [PHOTOS]

By | Wed, 05/28/2014 - 13:09

Monokini 2.0 art project offers breast cancer survivors the perfect swimsuit for women left with one breast following a mastectomy.

Medication May Soon Turn Off Cancer's Spread

By | Mon, 05/26/2014 - 13:33

Researchers at Yeshiva University say they now understand the protein, Rac1, that causes cancer cells to spread. Figuring out how to safely turn off Rac1 could someday save thousands of lives.

Hospital Tech Told Women They Didn't Have Breast Cancer When They Actually Did [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:09

Former hospital technician Rachael Rapraeger falsified the mammogram reports of 1,300 women in hopes of avoiding tedious paperwork.

Why Do Breast Cancer Survivors End Up Unemployed?

By | Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:00

Four years after being treated for breast cancer, many patients who were working prior to diagnosis reported being unemployed. Why are they losing their jobs?