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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 to know about radiation dermatitis

7 hours 54 min ago
Radiation dermatitis occurs when radiotherapy, a standard cancer treatment, damages the healthy skin cells. People can ease skin redness and peeling with calming skincare routines, some of which we explain here.

Fighting brain cancer with the Zika virus

September 21, 2018 - 07:00
Scientists have found some surprising common ground between the Zika virus and brain cancer. They hope that a Zika vaccine may help combat glioblastoma.

Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk?

September 19, 2018 - 14:00
New research finds more evidence that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. Obesity is also a factor, authors confirm.

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

September 19, 2018 - 07:00
A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer.

Double mastectomy recovery: What to know

September 18, 2018 - 13:00
It can be difficult to know what to expect after a double mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the physical and emotional side effects of surgery and provide tips to aid recovery at home. We also cover how to prepare for the procedure and the length of the recovery time.

Leukemia rash pictures

September 17, 2018 - 21:00
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. Symptoms may include petechiae, which are tiny red, brown, or purple spots on the skin that resemble a rash. Rashes and other skin conditions are common and are not usually signs of cancer. Learn what a leukemia rash looks like and when to see a doctor here.

Cancer: Scientists reveal how to boost radiotherapy

September 14, 2018 - 16:00
Scientists reveal that targeting a pathway in cancer cells that controls the motion of their mitochondria could make them more yielding to radiotherapy.

Cancer: New target found for drug-resistant tumors

September 13, 2018 - 16:00
Scientists have uncovered a previously uncharted mechanism of cell growth that helps several cancers resist rapamycin and similar drugs.

Do bacteria cause stomach cancer?

September 13, 2018 - 14:00
Infections with one type of bacteria increase the risk for stomach cancer. Now, specialists have identified exactly which bacterial strain may be at fault.

Breast cancer: Discovery of new factor may improve therapy

September 12, 2018 - 14:00
Researchers have found a previously unknown mechanism in the development of breast cancer, involving an enzyme that plays a key role in lactation.

Vaping 'pumps' cancer-causing substances into the lungs

September 11, 2018 - 15:00
A new study confirms that e-cigarette users absorb 'significant' quantities of carcinogenic substances into their lungs through vaping.

What makes aggressive brain cancer 'immortal?'

September 11, 2018 - 10:00
Aggressive brain cancer cells are able to prolong their own lifespans indefinitely. How does this happen, and what strategy might curb this mechanism?

Blocking ovarian cancer's energy supply helps curb spread

September 10, 2018 - 16:00
New research reveals that, to fuel tumor invasion of nearby tissue, ovarian cancer cells recruit supporting cells to supply energy from glycogen.

New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model

September 10, 2018 - 07:00
A team of experts has conducted tests in mice for a potent new vaccine against melanoma. So far, the researchers have observed a 100 percent success rate.

What to know about leukemia survival rates

September 5, 2018 - 19:00
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells. A person's chances of surviving leukemia depend on a variety of factors, including their age, overall health, time of diagnosis, and response to treatment. Children and younger people have higher survival rates. Learn more in this article.

Ovarian cancer: Scientists find a way to launch dual attack

September 3, 2018 - 16:00
Antibody immunotherapy for solid tumors has shown limited success. Now, one that attacks two targets in ovarian cancer cells promises to improve prospects.

Benefits of black seed oil

August 31, 2018 - 19:00
Black seed oil has a long history of use in traditional medicine as people believe that it offers a range of health benefits. Does it really work though? In this article, we look at the scientific research on how black seed oil affects health. We explore its effects on medical conditions, skin health, and weight loss.

Cancer update: Research from August 2018

August 31, 2018 - 15:00
In this article, we outline some of the most interesting recent findings from cancer research, covering work from a range of institutions and journals.

Cancer: Using cell metabolism to fight stubborn tumors

August 30, 2018 - 16:00
Targeting cell metabolism could stop cancer cells from using a survival mechanism called autophagy to escape treatment and seed new tumors, says new study.

Are red spots on the breast a sign of cancer?

August 29, 2018 - 23:00
There are many possible causes of red spots or a rash on the breast, including allergic reactions, infections, problems with the milk ducts, and several other skin conditions. However, red spots can sometimes be an early sign of inflammatory breast cancer or Paget’s disease of the breast. Learn more here.