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.

Latina Women Have Lower Breast Cancer Risk Thanks To Gene Variant

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:09

Latin women have always had a lower risk of breast cancer than other ethnic groups, and now doctors have discovered why: a variation of a single gene.

6 Lifestyle Tweaks To Help You Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

By | Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:29

Although cancer is not, strictly speaking, a "lifestyle disease," you can decrease your risk by exercising, limiting your drinking, and making other changes to your everyday behavior.

Nestle's Breast Cancer 'PSA' Has Everything To Do With Boobs, But Nothing To Do With Cancer [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:44

A woman videotaped 37 men and women (and animals) staring at her boobs to make a breast cancer awareness PSA.

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.