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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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Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk

February 14, 2019 - 11:00
The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk.

New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers

February 13, 2019 - 08:00
Initial trials in humans find that a new drug, tisotumab vedotin, shows significant promise in treating stubborn tumors in several late-stage cancers.

Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

February 11, 2019 - 16:00
A new study estimates that breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by approximately half in the United States in 2018, thanks to screening and therapy.

Blocking fatty acids slows prostate cancer progression

February 9, 2019 - 08:00
New research in mice finds that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth and that blocking the uptake of fatty acids slows cancer progression.

Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds

February 8, 2019 - 16:00
Scientists have identified a number of synthetic cannabinoid compounds that can halt the growth of several types of human colorectal cancer cells.

Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment

February 6, 2019 - 23:00
Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) treatment can help prevent cancer from returning following surgery for early-stage bladder cancer. Doctors deliver BCG directly to a person’s bladder using a catheter. Learn more about what BCG is, and what to expect during the procedure, here.

Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset

February 6, 2019 - 17:00
A new study links prolonged sitting while viewing TV to a higher risk of young-onset colorectal cancer, regardless of obesity and exercise.

Antitumor protein can sometimes promote cancer

February 4, 2019 - 17:00
Scientists have issued a warning to cancer drug developers by revealing that p53, a protein that usually suppresses tumors, can also promote cancer.

How nanoparticles may drive the spread of cancer

February 4, 2019 - 16:00
New research finds that common nanoparticles from materials such as gold, titanium dioxide, and silver can facilitate the spread of cancer cells.

How a light-activated metal could destroy cancer cells

February 4, 2019 - 15:00
New research looks at therapy using light beams to target and kill cancer cells. The investigators think that a compound of the metal iridium could be key.

How skin cancer becomes invasive

February 2, 2019 - 11:00
A new study has finally identified a mechanism that allows skin cancer to become aggressive. The discovery also suggests a novel therapeutic approach.

Is fenugreek good for you?

January 31, 2019 - 12:00
Fenugreek is an herb with many potential health benefits, including improving cholesterol and blood pressure. It may also cause some unwanted effects. Learn more about fenugreek here.

What to know about multifocal breast cancer

January 29, 2019 - 19:00
Multifocal breast cancer is where a person has more than one tumor in one area of their breast. In this article, we look at the causes, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and prognosis for multifocal breast cancer.

Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?

January 29, 2019 - 18:00
In the early stages of breast cancer, it may not spread at all. It is difficult to know how fast invasive breast cancer can spread in 1 year, as it depends on the cancer’s stage, grade, and other factors. In this article, we discuss the growth and progression of breast cancer.

Can the tongue microbiome help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

January 29, 2019 - 11:00
New research investigates how changes in the bacterial population on a person's tongue could help identify the presence of pancreatic cancer.

Diagnosis and treatment of duodenal cancer

January 28, 2019 - 22:00
Duodenal cancer develops in the first section of the small intestine: the duodenum. This type of cancer is rare, and symptoms can be vague, which can make it difficult to diagnose. However, early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve a person’s outlook. Learn more here.

What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

January 28, 2019 - 21:00
Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer in the lungs is when breast cancer cells are growing in the lungs. In this article, we look at what happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs, including the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prognosis.

Chinese fir tree compound may help to combat cancer

January 27, 2019 - 08:00
New research finds that a chemical analog of a compound found in the endangered Chinese fir tree 'Abies beshanzuensis' can help fight off cancer.

Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

January 26, 2019 - 08:00
New research finds that therapy with a genetically modified herpes virus is highly effective in the treatment of stage 3 melanoma, with few side effects.

How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer

January 25, 2019 - 17:00
Regular use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increased survival in people with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and alteration in the PIK3CA gene.