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Health News - Breast Cancer

Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer
Metastatic breast cancer may soon be treated using light to activate photo-sensitive drugs which, in turn, can target cancer cells and avoid healthy ones. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Marker of deadly recurrence identified
Low or no NR2F1 protein in cells that metastasize from primary breast tumors to bone marrow indicates a high risk of lethal cancer recurrence, says study. (Medical News Today)

How a breastfeeding mechanism may affect breast cancer
A molecular mechanism that is involved in the breast's adaptation to breastfeeding may sustain pre-cancerous breast cells, finds a new study. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may halt the growth of cancer cells by strengthening the immune system and curbing inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky
Two new studies show that the use of complementary and alternative medicines is widespread among people who have been diagnosed with cancer. (Medical News Today)

Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer
An antipsychotic drug that is used to treat Tourette's syndrome shows promising results against triple-negative breast cancer in a study of cells and mice. (Medical News Today)

Invasive lobular breast cancer: Prognosis and statistics
Invasive lobular breast cancer affects the lobules, which contain glands that produce breast milk. This type of cancer can spread to other parts of the breast and may affect other areas of the body. In this article, learn more about treatments, remission, and outlook. (Medical News Today)

Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers have discovered that the drug estradiol may work as a new treatment for a type of triple-negative breast cancer, which is highly aggressive. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence
Metastasis and recurrence are huge challenges for breast cancer researchers. One group believes that an existing antibiotic might provide help. (Medical News Today)

What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?
Radiation can be an effective treatment for breast cancer, but it does have side effects. Doctors may recommend this therapy in combination with others, such as surgery and chemotherapy. Learn more about how radiation for breast cancer affects the body and what short- and long-term side effects to expect. (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet promotes anticancer bacteria in the breast
Compared with following a Western diet, a Mediterranean diet alters breast metabolites and microbiome to favor anticancer effects, a mammal study shows. (Medical News Today)

New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors
A new cancer vaccine shows promise for treating a range of more aggressive HER2-positive cancers in an early, phase I clinical trial. (Medical News Today)

Can aspirin help treat cancer?
A systematic review of 71 studies suggests that regular aspirin intake may help treat cancers such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. (Medical News Today)

Life expectancy for stage 3 breast cancer
Many factors influence a person’s life expectancy after a stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis, including age, sex, and response to treatment. In this article, learn more about survival rates, treatment, and remission. (Medical News Today)

Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk?
New research finds more evidence that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. Obesity is also a factor, authors confirm. (Medical News Today)

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk
A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer. (Medical News Today)

Double mastectomy recovery: What to know
It can be difficult to know what to expect after a double mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the physical and emotional side effects of surgery and provide tips to aid recovery at home. We also cover how to prepare for the procedure and the length of the recovery time. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Discovery of new factor may improve therapy
Researchers have found a previously unknown mechanism in the development of breast cancer, involving an enzyme that plays a key role in lactation. (Medical News Today)

Cancer update: Research from August 2018
In this article, we outline some of the most interesting recent findings from cancer research, covering work from a range of institutions and journals. (Medical News Today)

Are red spots on the breast a sign of cancer?
There are many possible causes of red spots or a rash on the breast, including allergic reactions, infections, problems with the milk ducts, and several other skin conditions. However, red spots can sometimes be an early sign of inflammatory breast cancer or Paget’s disease of the breast. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Primary breast cancer can 'shut down its own spread'
Groundbreaking research finds that primary breast cancers can stop their own spread. The findings may help prevent metastasis by 'freezing' tumors. (Medical News Today)

What signs of breast cancer are there other than a lump?
A lump in the breast can be a sign of breast cancer, but other changes in the breast can also signify this condition. Other potential warning signs include texture changes, nipple discharge, and breast pain. Learn more about eight possible symptoms of breast cancer besides a lump, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What happens at each stage of breast cancer?
There are multiple stages of breast cancer, ranging from 0–4. Each has it’s own particular set of symptoms and treatment possibilities. There are treatment options for each stage with varying outlooks for success depending on the stage and person. The earlier the stage, the more likely treatment will be successful. (Medical News Today)

Poison or cure? Arsenic can help treat cancer, study finds
A new study shows how an arsenic oxide, in combination with an existing drug, can cure leukemia, and it may be able to also treat other types of cancer. (Medical News Today)

What are the most curable cancers?
There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates. (Medical News Today)

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