Medical News Today: Oncology News

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Cancer is a condition where cells in a particular part of the body develop and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy neighboring healthy tissue, including organs. There are over 200 various types of cancer, each with its method of diagnosis and treatment. In many cases, your symptoms will not be related to cancer and will be caused by other, non-cancerous health conditions.
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Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk

7 hours 41 min ago
The latest study to investigate the relationship between regular aspirin use and liver cancer risk finds a significant positive interaction.

What is this white spot on my eyeball?

October 12, 2018 - 15:00
A white spot on the eye is often a corneal ulcer or a pinguecula. These eye conditions are treatable. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention for a white spot on the eye, as long-lasting damage can occur without treatment. Learn more about white spots on the eye, their causes, and treatment options here.

Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading

October 11, 2018 - 14:00
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may halt the growth of cancer cells by strengthening the immune system and curbing inflammation.

New risk factor for mouth cancer uncovered

October 11, 2018 - 10:00
There are several risk factors associated with mouth cancer. A recent study conducted in Taiwan might add another to the list: air pollution.

Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky

October 10, 2018 - 14:00
Two new studies show that the use of complementary and alternative medicines is widespread among people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer

October 9, 2018 - 16:00
An antipsychotic drug that is used to treat Tourette's syndrome shows promising results against triple-negative breast cancer in a study of cells and mice.

Invasive lobular breast cancer: Prognosis and statistics

October 9, 2018 - 14:00
Invasive lobular breast cancer affects the lobules, which contain glands that produce breast milk. This type of cancer can spread to other parts of the breast and may affect other areas of the body. In this article, learn more about treatments, remission, and outlook.

What to know about age spots (liver spots)

October 9, 2018 - 14:00
Age spots, or liver spots, are common and harmless. They do not require treatment, but people can get rid of them with creams and cosmetic procedures. Age spots can resemble certain forms of skin cancer, and anyone concerned about an age spot should speak with a doctor.

Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

October 8, 2018 - 15:00
Metastasis and recurrence are huge challenges for breast cancer researchers. One group believes that an existing antibiotic might provide help.

Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma

October 8, 2018 - 07:00
Drug resistance is a significant problem when treating melanoma. A new study concludes that an old antibiotic might offer new hope.

What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

October 5, 2018 - 17:00
Radiation can be an effective treatment for breast cancer, but it does have side effects. Doctors may recommend this therapy in combination with others, such as surgery and chemotherapy. Learn more about how radiation for breast cancer affects the body and what short- and long-term side effects to expect.

Nasal delivery of grape compound shows promising results in lung cancer

October 5, 2018 - 16:00
Administering the natural red wine anticancer compound resveratrol through the nose could protect against lung cancer, a new mouse study finds.

Just how harmful is it to have 1 drink per day?

October 4, 2018 - 15:00
New research is piling up evidence indicating that even light drinking increases a person's risk of various health issues, as well as premature death.

Immunotherapy: 'Killer' cells get boost in fight against cancer

October 4, 2018 - 07:00
Nanoparticles can boost the immune system's natural killer cells in the fight against cancer, making immunotherapy successful in more patients.

Ileostomy: Everything you need to know

October 2, 2018 - 20:00
In an ileostomy, a surgeon connects the lower part of the small intestine to an opening in the wall of the abdomen. This procedure allows stool to exit the body without passing through damaged portions of the bowel. Here, we describe ileostomy surgery, including preparation, recovery, and lifestyle adjustments.

What can cause flushed skin?

October 1, 2018 - 19:00
Flushed skin is often a harmless and short-lived reaction to being too hot, exercising, or having emotional responses, including anxiety and embarrassment. However, flushing can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as rosacea, certain cancers, or an endocrine disorder. Learn more here.

Cancer therapy: Bacteria may help shrink tumors

October 1, 2018 - 16:00
A new phase I clinical trial looks at whether a modified bacterial strain is safe and effective in attacking stubborn, treatment-resistant cancer tumors.

New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

October 1, 2018 - 15:00
A new cancer vaccine shows promise for treating a range of more aggressive HER2-positive cancers in an early, phase I clinical trial.

Can aspirin help treat cancer?

September 30, 2018 - 10:00
A systematic review of 71 studies suggests that regular aspirin intake may help treat cancers such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

Some cancer therapies may avert cardiovascular disease

September 29, 2018 - 10:00
Drugs that are currently used for cancer may thwart cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, according to a new study.