- What do birth control pills and alcohol have to do with breast cancer? They're on the list of different behaviors that may increase your risk of this cancer.
- According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
- Scientists say that a blood test for breast cancer could ultimately replace more invasive techniques like biopsies.
- With the help of regular mammography screening, breast cancers can be found at an early stage. However, not all breast cancers can be identified using this method.
- These are the four most common cancers to be diagnosed in women, plus the risk factors that make women even more likely to develop them.
- A new study has found that breastfeeding for longer than six months is associated with a better cancer survival rate.
- A teenage boy in the United Kingdom claims to have found a better treatment for triple negative breast cancer.
- The hormone that maintains the body’s circadian rhythm can also be used to control the growth of breast cancer cells, a new study has found.
- A new study has found that mice who drank milk from pregnant cows didn't have the reaction researchers had feared.
- A new survey commissioned by Planned Parenthood finds that many women aren't sure about the basics of when to get screened for breast and cervical cancer.
- Some breast cancer tumors are able to evolve a resistance to the hormone therapy commonly used to treat them.
- We may finally be able to explain why the heart is nearly immune to 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.