- Women who consume a diet high in saturated fat can increase their risk for certain types of breast cancer by up to 28 percent.
- 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.
- A new study pinpoints carotenoids as beneficial to breast health; these pigments found in various veggies can help prevent benign breast disease.
- 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 patients who receive radiotherapy have a small but significant risk of developing a subsequent lung tumor, a new study finds.
- 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 treatments like clomiphene citrate and gonadotropins do not raise a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study finds.
- Breast cancer self-examinations promoted by awareness campaigns may lead to unnecessary suffering and anxiety among participating women, according to one expert.
- 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.
- "Nano-flares" may make it easier for doctors to diagnose breast cancer before it spreads to neighboring tissue.
- Researchers found that breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to survive, compared to those with low levels.
- 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.
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.