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Health News - Breast Cancer

Cancer: How a novel gel could halt its return
Researchers have developed a drug-infused hydrogel that has the potential to stop cancer recurrence and metastasis after the surgical removal of a tumor. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Obesity may hinder some treatments
Obesity, which is linked to lower survival in many cancers, may be why drugs that inhibit growth of blood vessels that feed cancer don't work, says study. (Medical News Today)

What are these white spots on my nipples?
Learn about different causes of white spots on the nipples, including those linked with breast-feeding. We also look at other symptoms and treatments. (Medical News Today)

The hidden power of daffodils in the fight against cancer
New research has uncovered the hidden molecular potential of a daffodil extract — an alkaloid named hemanthamine — in the fight against cancer. (Medical News Today)

This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy
Researchers are testing a promising new gel-like medium capable of delivering a combination of therapeutic agents directly to the sites of primary tumors. (Medical News Today)

Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?
Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk
A new study suggests a possible link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and raised risk of overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular. (Medical News Today)

Why do some breast cancers become treatment-resistant?
A significant number of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers are resistant to regular therapies. Why is that, and how can this obstacle be addressed? (Medical News Today)

This protein fuels triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers report that they have identified a new stem cell pathway that drives the development of highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

Asparagus amino acid helps deadly breast cancer to spread
An amino acid derived from a wide range of foods, including asparagus, helps triple-negative breast cancer to spread in the body, a new study has found. (Medical News Today)

One injection could kill cancer
Groundbreaking cancer research might have uncovered a 'one-time application' formula that can help immune cells to eliminate cancer tumors. (Medical News Today)

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer
New drug candidate may change chemotherapy as we know it; this compound stops cancer cells from spreading and has no toxic side effects, a new study shows. (Medical News Today)

Fish-derived omega-3 best for preventing breast cancer
Compared with the plant-based omega-3 ALA, EPA and DHA — which come from fatty fish — are much better for preventing breast cancer, researchers suggest. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Protein that drives metastasis uncovered
Researchers find a specific protein that helps breast cancer tumors to spread and use a combined form of therapy to reduce metastasis in mice. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Body fat, not weight, poses major risk
Recent evidence backs a surprising finding: women with high body fat levels are at increased risk of breast cancer, even if their overall weight is normal. (Medical News Today)

Exercise may increase lifespan after breast cancer treatment
Aerobic and strength training may help to prolong breast cancer survivors' lifespans by tackling treatment side effects, such as obesity or heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Can weight gain be caused by tamoxifen?
A look at the link between tamoxifen and weight gain. Included is detail on why weight gain can occur in breast cancer treatment, and other side effects. (Medical News Today)

Hormone-fueled breast cancer cells halted with new approach
Scientists identify where hormone-fueled breast cancer cells derive their energy from, and they find a way to block their access to it. (Medical News Today)

Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?
Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells. (Medical News Today)

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk
Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study. (Medical News Today)

What you should know about breast cancer in teens
A look at breast cancer in teens, a rare condition meaning statistics are hard to find. Included is detail on checking yourself and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Just two sausages per week may raise breast cancer risk
Researchers suggest that eating just 9 grams of processed meats per day, or two sausages per week, could increase women's risk of breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

What to know about breast cancer and back pain
A look at breast cancer and back pain, a symptom in later stages of the disease. Included is detail on the link and self-care options people can try. (Medical News Today)

Eight causes of nipple pain
Nipple pain is a common occurrence in menstruating, pregnant, or breast-feeding women. In this article, learn about the common causes and how to treat them (Medical News Today)

What to know about mastectomy scars
Learn more about treatments for mastectomy scars. We run through the options for women and provide details on types of mastectomy procedures. (Medical News Today)

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