What should I do with a benign breast lump?

If you find a lump in your breast, don't delay -- see your doctor as soon as possible. Anything you notice that's different from...

How does breast cancer occur?

{"autoplay":true} Breast cells become cancerous when they mutate and start to multiply at an abnormally fast pace, crowding out healthy tissue. The abnormal cells grow...
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Could breastfeeding reduce the risk of childhood cancer?

From preventing allergies to lowering the risk of infections, numerous studies have shown that the benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. Now,...

What causes cancer in children?

When a child develops cancer, everyone has the same question: Why? In most cases, there is no obvious explanation. Cells in the body sometimes...

The association of women smoking and cancer

In the Jazz Age, flappers wielded foot-long cigarette holders as emblems of panache and independence. During World War II, monthly ads with Chesterfield cigarette...
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Can vitamin D level affect your pancreatic cancer risk?

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to detect early on and treat effectively because many patients do not develop symptoms until...

What you should know about mammograms

Can a mammogram save my life? Mammograms -- X-ray pictures of the breasts -- are a valuable but imperfect tool for detecting breast cancer. The...
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Breast Cancer – Start here…

How does breast cancer occur? Breast cells become cancerous when they mutate and start to multiply at an abnormally fast pace, crowding out healthy tissue....

Test your knowledge of breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States (other than skin cancer). And while it takes over 40,000 lives...

Common myths about breast cancer

What's the disease that women fear the most? The answer is most likely to be breast cancer. And if you ask them the disease...