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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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Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy

January 25, 2020 - 11:00
Scientists have successfully destroyed cancer cells in mice by using copper-based nanoparticles and immunotherapy.  Importantly, the cancer did not return.

Adnexal mass: What to know

January 18, 2020 - 05:00
Adnexal masses are lumps that form in the adnexa of the uterus, which includes the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. Keep reading to learn more.

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

January 17, 2020 - 08:00
People have discussed the potential health benefits of turmeric for thousands of years. A recent review assesses the evidence for its use against cancer.

What is the correct dosage of CBD?

January 17, 2020 - 07:00
Cannabidiol (CBD) is available in many different forms, including oils, tablets, and creams. The ideal dosages of CBD vary depending on its form and usage. Learn more here.

Using salt to fight cancer

January 16, 2020 - 08:00
A recent study in mice finds that salt nanoparticles can kill cancer cells. The results also show that the dead cells act as a cancer vaccine.

Aggressive melanoma: Circular RNA explains spread

January 15, 2020 - 11:00
New research in mice and cell cultures shows for the first time that a key circular RNA can block the spread of aggressive skin cancer.

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

January 15, 2020 - 03:00
Here, discover the early symptoms of breast cancer in males and females. We also describe the types of breast cancer and their treatments.

How proton radiotherapy can kill cancer in milliseconds

January 14, 2020 - 08:00
In mice, researchers have devised a technology that can deliver proton radiation, killing cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue, in under 1 second.

What are the symptoms of throat cancer?

January 13, 2020 - 21:00
Throat cancer is a rare form of cancer. This article outlines the symptoms and signs of throat cancer, as well as its causes and process for diagnosis.

How might bitter melon help treat cancer?

January 13, 2020 - 11:00
New research in mouse models suggests that a traditional Indian remedy, the bitter melon, may be effective against cancer. The study authors explain why.

Flu vaccines may shrink tumors and boost cancer treatment

January 11, 2020 - 11:00
According to recent experiments in mouse models, a flu shot may effectively shrink cancer tumors and boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy.

Does talc powder cause ovarian cancer?

January 9, 2020 - 17:00
Scientists using the largest data set yet saw no link between powder use in the genital area and ovarian cancer. But they urge caution.

What to know about a swollen scrotum

January 7, 2020 - 05:00
There are several potential causes of swelling in the scrotum. This article outlines some of these causes, their symptoms, and their associated treatment options.

Weight loss surgery reduces skin cancer risk

January 3, 2020 - 17:00
Although obesity is a known risk factor for some cancers, its relationship with skin cancer has been harder to pin down. A recent study takes a fresh look.

Through my eyes: Surviving cancer twice

January 3, 2020 - 08:00
In 1972, I survived breast cancer only to receive a diagnosis of stage 4 ovarian cancer in the following decade. This is my story.

Aspirin: Friend or foe after breast cancer?

December 24, 2019 - 08:00
A new study focuses on DNA change to investigate why aspirin use is linked to different outcomes in different individuals after a breast cancer diagnosis.

What are the early signs of lung cancer?

December 21, 2019 - 03:00
Some people experience subtle symptoms of lung cancer during the early stages of the disease. Read on to learn more, including when to see a doctor.

Processed meat and cancer link depends on nitrite content

December 20, 2019 - 17:00
The strength of evidence linking processed meats to colorectal cancer depends on whether the products contain nitrites, according to a recent review.

Could hot chili peppers reduce mortality risk?

December 17, 2019 - 11:00
A study finds that those who regularly eat hot chilis have a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared with those who eat chilis rarely.

Cancer: Common antibiotic may boost immune system

December 11, 2019 - 08:00
New research in mice suggests that administering a common antibiotic before radiation therapy can help the immune system fight off cancer.