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.

High-Fat Diets May Cause Breast Cancer

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:23

Women who consume a diet high in saturated fat can increase their risk for certain types of breast cancer by up to 28 percent.

What Effect Do False-Postive Mammograms Have On Women's Well-Being?

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:57

A team of researchers discovered that a false-positive mammogram may cause women a little temporary anxiety, but it does not negatively impact their willingness to undergo future breast cancer screening.

Yams, Spinach And Other Carotenoid-Rich Veggies Improve Breast Health

By | Sat, 04/12/2014 - 18:20

A new study pinpoints carotenoids as beneficial to breast health; these pigments found in various veggies can help prevent benign breast disease.

‘Breast Cancer-Causing Bras’: A Myth Or An Epidemic?

By | Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:46

The rumors circulating around the Internet that bras cause breast cancer may point to a need for further research, despite the fact that most medical institutions dismiss the claims.

Breast Cancer Treatment May Cause Lung Cancer

By | Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:02

Breast cancer patients who receive radiotherapy have a small but significant risk of developing a subsequent lung tumor, a new study finds.

'Breakthrough' Breast Cancer Drug Makes Tumors Grow Slower Than Ever

By | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 18:11

Breast cancer patients who took Pfizer's new drug palbociclib went twice as long before their disease worsened compared to patients who didn't take the drug.

Fertility Treatment Does Not Raise Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

By | Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:10

Fertility treatments like clomiphene citrate and gonadotropins do not raise a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study finds.

Expert Says Self-Checking For Breast Cancer May Do More Harm Than Good

By | Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:39

Breast cancer self-examinations promoted by awareness campaigns may lead to unnecessary suffering and anxiety among participating women, according to one expert.

Race Has A Bigger Effect On Breast Cancer Survival Than Ever Before

By | Sat, 03/22/2014 - 15:27

A new study shows that the gap between the survival rate of black and white women with breast cancer is even wider than it was in the 1990s.

Nanotechnology Could Help Detect Cancer Cells

By | Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:45

"Nano-flares" may make it easier for doctors to diagnose breast cancer before it spreads to neighboring tissue.

Could Vitamin D Treat Breast Cancer?

By | Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:44

Researchers found that breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to survive, compared to those with low levels.

Breast Cancer Predicted By Small Non-Coding RNA, Previously Considered The White Noise Of Cells

By | Mon, 02/17/2014 - 13:15

A team of Canadian researchers have discovered that small non-coding RNAs can be used to predict whether an individual has breast cancer and, furthermore, these molecules may even predict survival outcomes for patients.

Bodybuilding Supplement Is Actually A Breast Cancer Drug. What Else Is New?

By | Thu, 02/13/2014 - 18:36

The bodybuilding supplement Estro Suppress is really just the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, and everyone knows it.

Stop Breast Cancer With Curry

By | Mon, 02/10/2014 - 18:42

Curcumin, a metabolite in curry, may prevent breast cancer growth and reduce the size of tumors by one-third, a new study finds.

Smokers 60 Percent More Likely To Develop Breast Cancer

By | Mon, 02/10/2014 - 13:30

Quit smoking and cut your risk of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, says a new study on diseases caused by cigarettes.