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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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What is hairy cell leukemia and how is it treated?

January 16, 2018 - 12:00
Learn all about hairy cell leukemia, a form of hematologic cancer. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for the disease.

What you should know about throat ulcers

January 15, 2018 - 17:00
A look at throat ulcers, a condition that makes it hard to swallow and causes other problems. Included is detail on diagnosis and home remedies.

What is fibrosarcoma and what are the symptoms?

January 15, 2018 - 11:00
Learn all about fibrosarcoma, a form of cancer affecting the cells that create fibrous tissue in the body. We look at symptoms, diagnosis, and prognosis.

Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?

January 14, 2018 - 08:00
A cocktail of engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in the future, researchers suggest.

What are the health benefits of aronia berries?

January 13, 2018 - 11:00
Learn about the potential benefits of aronia. We look at the nutritional content of these berries, along with how they can be incorporated into a diet.

Prostate cancer: 'Whole' Mediterranean diet could reduce your risk

January 12, 2018 - 15:00
A study of three diets found that only a high adherence to the whole Mediterranean dietary pattern is linked to lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

What is mesenteric panniculitis?

January 11, 2018 - 19:00
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment.

Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?

January 11, 2018 - 08:00
Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells.

Stinging nettles: A new approach to cancer

January 11, 2018 - 08:00
A new drug that specifically targets cancer cell metabolism has been discovered. It is 'switched on' by a chemical found in stinging nettles and ants.

How your gut bacteria may protect you from cancer

January 10, 2018 - 16:00
The so-called good bacteria in our gut can influence our chances of developing colorectal cancer by altering our gene activity, suggests new research.

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk

January 8, 2018 - 17:00
Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study.

Just two sausages per week may raise breast cancer risk

January 5, 2018 - 17:00
Researchers suggest that eating just 9 grams of processed meats per day, or two sausages per week, could increase women's risk of breast cancer.

Your gut microbes may give melanoma treatment a boost

January 5, 2018 - 15:00
People with advanced melanoma who had healthy levels of specific gut bacteria responded better to immunotherapy than those who did not, a new study found.

Sticking to New Year's resolutions could cut cancer risk

January 5, 2018 - 08:00
Resolved to eat better and exercise more in 2018? A new study finds that sticking to such lifestyle changes could lower the risk of cancer by a third.

Cancer: Virus fuels immune system to attack brain tumors

January 4, 2018 - 15:00
From the bloodstream, a wild virus selectively entered cancer cells in patients' brain tumors and made it easier for the immune system to destroy them.

How does alcohol cause cancer?

January 4, 2018 - 08:00
It is established that alcohol can cause cancer, but the exact mechanisms behind the process are unclear. New research takes a more detailed look.

How blueberries help to kill cancer cells

January 3, 2018 - 17:00
Researchers suggest that the success of radiation therapy against cancer cells could be increased significantly, thanks to blueberries.

Head and neck cancer: Acid reflux may raise risk in seniors

December 30, 2017 - 08:00
A new study finds a strong association between acid reflux and cancers of the respiratory and upper digestive tracts in older adults.

Can you get cancer on the tonsils?

December 26, 2017 - 13:00
Tonsil cancer is a rare form of cancer with symptoms that are often similar to other illnesses. Learn more about the risk factors and how it is treated.

Deadly skin cancer could be halted with arthritis drug

December 22, 2017 - 16:00
Adding a drug for rheumatoid arthritis to existing treatments for melanoma skin cancer halted cancer cell growth in mice, researchers report.