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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New way to manipulate immune cells may treat cancer, autoimmune disease

5 hours 7 min ago
Altering levels of a molecule that T cells need to grow could help the body fight cancer and lead to new treatments for autoimmune disease.

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

11 hours 7 min ago
New research looking at the data of tens of thousands of women finds that screening for breast cancer has an important impact on survival.

Can dogs detect cancer?

November 8, 2018 - 16:00
Dogs have an incredibly sensitive sense of smell. They are able to detect various types of cancer through odor signatures in a person’s breath, urine, and skin. Here, we look at how dogs can detect cancer, the types of cancer they can smell, and how medical professionals can use dogs in cancer research and diagnostics.

Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

November 7, 2018 - 16:00
An innovative new study investigates the link between morning or evening preference and the likelihood of developing breast cancer.

How does a protein's 'evil twin' promote cancer growth?

November 7, 2018 - 15:00
The mutant variant of a cancer-suppressing protein blocks its 'sibling's' activity, researchers have found. This interaction allows cancer to spread.

Everything you need to know about adrenal cancer

November 7, 2018 - 14:00
Adrenal cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands make cortisol, aldosterone, and sex hormones. In this article, learn about the types and symptoms of adrenal cancer, as well as how doctors diagnose it and what the treatment options are. We also cover the possible risk factors.

What to know about nodular melanoma

November 6, 2018 - 20:00
Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments for nodular melanoma.

Can hydrogen peroxide help treat cancer?

November 6, 2018 - 18:00
Many people use hydrogen peroxide to treat minor injuries, whiten their teeth, or dye their hair. Some claim that it can help cure cancer, but what does the research say?

Melanoma: More evidence that antioxidants speed up tumor spread

November 5, 2018 - 17:00
New research reveals that antioxidants that bind to mitochondria — the main source of free radicals — either have no effect or cause tumors to grow faster.

New virus could help destroy cancer

November 5, 2018 - 11:00
A new study investigates the potential use of a virus against cancer. Researchers hope that the findings will be useful for different types of cancer.

Everything you need to know about penile cancer

November 1, 2018 - 16:00
Penile cancer is cancer that affects the penis and other male genitals. It often begins on the skin. Penile cancer is relatively rare and is highly treatable in the early stages. In this article, learn more about penile cancer, including its signs and symptoms, potential risk factors, and treatment options.

Forms of tobacco that give you cancer

October 31, 2018 - 19:00
Many people try nicotine replacement or vaping as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, people often speculate as to whether there is a link between nicotine consumption and cancer. The consensus is also unclear as to whether smokeless tobacco causes cancer. Learn more here.

Does brain size predict brain cancer risk?

October 31, 2018 - 08:00
New research suggests that having a larger brain may increase the risk of developing aggressive brain cancer. The higher number of brain cells may be why.

Does baby powder cause cancer? What to know

October 30, 2018 - 18:00
Baby powder manufacturers have recently faced lawsuits that their product, a type of talc, may cause ovarian cancer. Learn about the claims and research here.

Nature's 'kill code' may destroy cancer

October 30, 2018 - 08:00
Two new studies explain how each cell in the body embeds a code that may become active when a healthy cell mutates into a cancerous one.

Common drugs lead to millions of cases of lung disease

October 29, 2018 - 16:00
Many common drugs affect lung health negatively, and these problems are more common than specialists previously thought, concludes a new review.

What are the advantages of oral chemotherapy?

October 29, 2018 - 15:00
Oral chemotherapy in the form of pills, liquids, or tablets is a treatment option for some types and stages of cancer. Advantages include not having to visit a clinic as frequently, while disadvantages include the risk of making dosing errors when taking the medication at home. Learn more about oral chemotherapy here.

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

October 29, 2018 - 13:00
Side effects of chemotherapy include illness and infection, bleeding easily, hair loss, and nausea or vomiting. Learn more about 10 of the most common side effects, and how to combat them here.

What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

October 29, 2018 - 13:00
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. People should check every month for signs of melanoma and other skin cancers. In this article, we take a close look at the types of skin cancer and the symptoms to look for. We also discuss risk factors and prevention.

What are the best remedies for neuropathy from chemo?

October 26, 2018 - 18:00
Neuropathy from chemo can cause tingling and numbness in the hands and feet. It is a side effect of the chemotherapy drug that a person uses in their cancer treatment. Learn more about the best remedies for neuropathy from chemo, including natural and alternative remedies, such as vitamins, massage, and acupuncture.