- Men who gain an excessive amounts of fat may put their future daughters at risk for breast cancer.
- Treating both estrogen and progesterone receptors may be the best way to prevent cancer, finds study.
- The results of a new study finds a new active substance can kill cancer cells without harming neighboring healthy cells.
- As of Jan. 1, 2016, more than 15.5 million Americans have a history of cancer; in 2026, this number will reach more than 20 million.
- Young cancer survivors do not receive enough information about their fertility and possible options for preserving it.
- After learning implants can obscure breast abnormalities, the model wishes she never got them in the first place.
- Young girls who consumed high quantities of saturated fat, as well as low quantities of unsaturated fats, had a higher percentage of dense breast tissue during early adulthood, a risk factor for breast cancer.
- Higher levels of vitamin D in the blood is associated with a reduced risk of cancer in women over the age of 55.
- A clinical trial testing an experimental breast cancer pill from Novartis has been stopped early because of good results, boosting the Swiss company's efforts to build up its oncology business.
- Extreme breath-holding could help in breast cancer treatment.
- Consuming higher amounts of fruit during adolescence was associated with a decreased risk of developing breast cancer in women, a new study found.
- This discovery strengthens the case for more personalized medicine.
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.