- Women with two genetic mutations have a higher risk of breast cancer and should be screened, scientists say.
- MasSpec Pen is a new diagnostic tool that can detect malignant tumors in just seconds, improving treatment and reducing the odds of cancer recurrence.
- High levels of outdoor nighttime light exposure may increase breast cancer risk in some women, a Harvard study suggests.
- New clinical trials suggest that the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab may effectively treat metastatic triple negative breast cancer.
- Olivia Newton-John will undergo radiation therapy to tackle breast cancer after originally receiving a mastectomy more than two decades ago.
- New research has found just how much alcohol it takes to increase your overall risk of developing breast cancer.
- New study indicates having a flat belly won't reduce breast cancer risk.
- Teen designs smart EVA bra that uses biosensors to detect breast cancer symptoms by measuring increased blood flow and temperature changes.
- New research suggests that taking low-dose aspirin daily may prevent certain types of breast cancer, although it is too early to determine cause and effect.
- Actress reveals the latest in her breast cancer battle on Instagram.
- New research has found that air pollution may increase risk for women developing dense breasts, a well-known risk factor for cancer.
- New research suggests that fat cell inflammation in breast tissue could put women with a healthy BMI at heightened risk for 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.