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What to know about fibroadenomas of the breast

What to know about fibroadenomas of the breast

A fibroadenoma is a type of lump that can develop in the breast and typically appears in females. Fibroadenomas are very common, but they are benign, which means that they are noncancerous. Other than the lump itself, a person with a fibroadenoma is unlikely to experience any symptoms. In this article, we look at the […]

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End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic breast cancer occurs when the cancer spreads from the breast to another part of the body. Symptoms and treatment for this stage of breast cancer are different to those of the earlier stages. Doctors may also refer to metastatic breast cancer as advanced breast cancer or stage 4 breast cancer. Many people live for […]

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Breast cancer: Tumor growth fueled by bone marrow cells

Breast cancer: Tumor growth fueled by bone marrow cells

New research, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals a novel mechanism that fuels tumor growth in breast cancer and may have a negative impact on a person’s outlook. However, the findings might also help scientists develop individually tailored treatments that target breast cancer tumors more precisely. Breast cancer tumors need fibroblast cells from […]

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What you need to know about breast cancer

What you need to know about breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women, and the second main cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. Advances in screening and treatment have improved survival rates dramatically since 1989. There are around 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States (U.S.). The chance of any woman dying from […]

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Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging?

Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging?

Cancer treatments can work, but the same factors that help them eradicate tumors may also accelerate aging processes in the body — especially the brain. New research explores. Breast cancer treatments leave their mark on the brain years after completion, a new study suggests. Previously on Medical News Today, we covered a study explaining that […]

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Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread

Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread

New insights into how tumor cells move could greatly assist in developing treatments to prevent the spread of cancer. Cancer cells are ‘sneaky,’ but researchers have outsmarted them. Using an experimental model, scientists from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis stopped cancer cells from spreading, even after the cells had altered their mode of movement. […]

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Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

In the medical world, there is an ongoing debate about the extent to which regularly screening for breast cancer actually improves a person’s chances of survival if cancer is detected. New research tries to settle that debate. Screening for breast cancer brings important benefits, new research concludes. Breast cancer is the most common type of […]

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Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

According to a recent large-scale study, women who are “morning people” might have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer. Women who function better in the morning may be less likely to develop breast cancer, a study shows. Sleep and circadian rhythms have received a great deal of attention in recent years. A daily cycle […]

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What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy can prolong a person’s life, and potentially rid them of cancer. Side effects are unpredictable and depend on the type of chemo drug a person is using. Illness, easy bruising or bleeding, and hair loss are some of the most common side effects. Other common side effects include: Chemotherapy cannot tell normal cells apart […]

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Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer

Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer

A recent clinical trial could change the face of therapy for a very aggressive and stubborn form of breast cancer: triple-negative. A combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy boosts survival rates, the scientists found. A new clinical trial confirms that immunotherapy can help prolong the life of people with triple-negative breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is […]