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.
By Christie Rizk | May 23, 2013 03:55 PM EDT
After a diagnosis and lumpectomy in 2004, Angelina Jolie's aunt, Debra Martin, is fighting a recurrence of breast cancer.
By Evan Winchester | May 22, 2013 02:32 PM EDT
A security guard told two sisters, whose mother died from breast cancer, to leave a mall for wearing hats that read "F--- Cancer."
By Ansa Varughese | May 22, 2013 12:06 PM EDT
Found in foods such as parsley, celery, and chamomile tea, apigenin could restore genetic functions in cancer cells and activate their timely death.
By Susan Scutti | May 20, 2013 01:05 PM EDT
Wanting to avoid an early death, a Londoner, who tested positive for the BRCA2 gene, underwent historic surgery.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 19, 2013 11:12 AM EDT
Researchers say that cancer survivors often suffer physical and emotional impairment after treatment, a lot of which goes undetected or untreated.
By Evan Winchester | May 15, 2013 03:59 PM EDT
As insurance companies pay for mammograms, unnecessary screenings are becoming more common.
By Ansa Varughese | May 15, 2013 10:10 AM EDT
After undergoing a double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie plans another surgery to have her ovaries removed, People magazine reported.
By Anthony Rivas | May 14, 2013 10:03 PM EDT
Cognitive training programs, such as the brain games found on Lumosity, have been shown to improve the executive function of breast cancer survivors who had undergone treatment, according to a new study.
By Elijah Wolfson | May 14, 2013 07:16 AM EDT
In a New York Times Op-Ed piece titled "My Medical Choice," movie star Angelina Jolie revealed that she has undergone a double mastectomy after discovering she carries the BRCA1 gene, which increases the risk of developing breast cancer.
By Christie Rizk | May 14, 2013 09:05 AM EDT
In comparing modes of digital mammography, researchers find that direct radiography is more accurate for detecting breast cancer than computed radiography.
By Matthew Mientka | May 13, 2013 06:58 PM EDT
Researchers found that creative art therapy helps alleviate psychological symptoms of anxiety, depression, and pain among cancer patients, but has diminishing returns during follow-up.
By Christie Rizk | May 09, 2013 03:39 PM EDT
A new study shows that the diabetes drug metformin has no impact on survival rates of older diabetic women with breast cancer.
By Evan Winchester | May 08, 2013 08:40 PM EDT
More anti-cancer "good estrogen" found in women who exercised than inactive control group. A new study finds that fitness can significantly lower breast cancer risk.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 08, 2013 09:53 PM EDT
Good times and "positive social interactions" reduce the physical symptoms of breast cancer treatment, according to patient questionnaires.
By Justin Caba | May 07, 2013 10:50 AM EDT
Reggae saxophonist Cedric Brooks died Friday from a reported cardiac arrest. He was 70.