Given the extent of breast cancer among men and women, it’s likely that you or someone you know has battled breast cancer at some point in his or her life. Ironically, most people still don’t know the basics of breast cancer, including what it is, what causes it, or how to check for it, […]
If you receive a call from your doctor saying you should consider a mastectomy, to remove a cancerous breast or to prevent the possibility of breast cancer, it can leave you feeling shocked and overwhelmed. Beyond the trauma of receiving a mastectomy recommendation, there are several different options for mastectomies.
In 2014, when Eckra Nkele was tested for the BRCA gene, which signifies a high risk of breast cancer, she knew she was likely to test positive. All her sisters, her mother, and her mother’s sisters had battled breast cancer. Nkele had already lost three sisters to cancer when she was tested, and would lose […]
One of the most promising breast cancer breakthroughs last year occurred when scientists in the U.K. tested the effectiveness of two drugs, Herceptin and Lapatinib, on the growth and division of cancer cells. The researchers used these drugs to combat a protein called HER2, which encourages the growth and division of cancer cells. The result? […]
Breast cancer occurs when a tumor, or an abnormal mass of tissue, in the breast grows and invades surrounding tissues or other parts of the body. These tumors are called malignant, or cancerous. While breast cancer can occur in men, it happens mostly to women. What’s the risk? According to a report published by the […]