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.

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?

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.

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