A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer means having cancer for the rest of one’s life – a situation with very different needs and concerns compared to earlier stages of the disease.
The NanoMslide causes potentially cancerous cells to ‘light up’ with vivid colour contrast. It has already been successful in finding early-stage breast cancer cells in human tissue.
Researchers had suspected that chemical hair relaxers might be behind racial disparities in breast cancer diagnoses. A new study narrows in on lye as a possible cause for that link.
We know we should exercise more and sit on the couch less … but what if television was actually healthy for you?
Cow’s milk naturally raises levels of a growth factor strongly implicated in breast cancer risk.
Regular testing can mean potentially fatal diseases can be picked up and treated early.
Tattoos might be the norm, but Surface Guided RadioTherapy for breast cancer is both more accurate, and doesn’t require a permanent mark.
Awareness-raising alone is an ineffective solution to the breast cancer epidemic. We need more action on primary prevention to limit exposures to known and suspected breast carcinogens.
What is it about breast cancer that has made mastectomy and its effects so hard to discuss for over 400 years?
There’s growing awareness about health disparities, and environmental factors need to be considered when communicating public health messages.
If patients received counselling from someone who spoke their language, they would have an opportunity to ask questions about their medical condition and understand it more clearly.
Live yoghurt contains bacteria similar to those found in women who have breastfed, and both are correlated with reduced rates of breast cancer.
New research estimates 24% of cancers in men that were detected in 2012 were overdiagnosed, meaning they never would have caused harm if left untreated.
Your GP will discuss the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, taking into account a host of factors.
Late detection of breast cancer means treatment is often drastic and frightening for patients.
3D mammography is becoming more widely available, but is it superior to the traditional 2D technology for breast cancer detection? The answer isn’t clear-cut.
A study published recently in The Lancet indicated menopausal hormone therapy is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. How can we interpret the results?
Recent reports suggested eating chicken could reduce the risk of breast cancer. In the study, those who ate chicken were at lower risk – when compared to women who ate large quantities of red meat.
Empowering young women with information in high school can help ensure that certain cancers are caught early.
Artificial intelligence is being used to diagnose breast cancers from early mammogram tests.