The latest research shows chemicals from gasoline, vehicles exhaust, lawn equipment, smoking, and charred food increase the risk of breast cancer in women.
The antimicrobial ingredient triclosan, used in soaps, toothpastes and other products, as well as the commercial substance octylphenol, promoted the growth of human breast cancer cells in lab dishes and breast cancer tumors in mice.
Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice more likely to survive the disease than women with low levels of this nutrient, research suggests. Researchers suggest physicians consider adding vitamin D into a breast cancer patient's standard care now and then closely monitor the patient.
Women with BRCA1 mutations should have their ovaries removed by the age of 35, researchers said Monday.
Metformin, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, has no effect on in the reduction of breast cancer mortality, contrary to previous associations, a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care states.
Fatty acids found in fish may reduce a person's chance of developing breast cancer later in life, a new study found.
Breast cancer surgeries are often imprecise with parts of the tumor left in the body as much as 30 to 60 percent of the time in the United States, according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, which is why surgeons at the school’s medical center are making headlines by being the first to use a device capable of reducing the chances doctors will have to reoperate by as much as half.
Angelina Jolie’s announcement on Tuesday regarding her decision to undergo a double mastectomy due to her genetic predisposition to develop breast cancer was largely based, according to her op-ed published in The New York Times, in her hope that it would serve as a reminder to other women in the same situation of their options.
Angelina Jolie announced via a New York Times op-ed on Tuesday that she has recently completed a double mastectomy in order to limit her chances of developing breast cancer.
Breast implants may adversely affect the survival of women who are subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.
Cancer is threatening to overwhelm Latin American countries, according to report published in the Lancet Oncology by researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Coffee may be more than a loyal morning pick-me-up – it may actually help to prevent breast cancer from relapsing in women taking the drug Tamoxifen.
When the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force called for the end of annual mammograms in 2009, many expected there to be at least a small measurable response to the new recommendations. Three years later, however, rates have yet to budge.
Healthy women with either a family or personal history that puts them at high-risk for breast cancer, including breast lumps or other problems, should take breast cancer drugs, according to the United States Preventative Services Task Force.