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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Colon cancer: Changes in gut bacteria may lead to new blood test

16 hours 2 min ago
A new study conducted in mice and humans suggests that imbalances in gut bacteria may play a key role in the development of sporadic colorectal cancer.

What to know about colon pain

November 19, 2019 - 05:00
Many factors can cause colon pain, including constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and colorectal cancer. Learn more about the causes of colon pain and their treatment options here.

Late stage breast cancer survival estimate is 'rarely accurate'

November 15, 2019 - 11:00
Single-number survival estimates for people with late stage breast cancer are unhelpful, research shows. So what approach would be more beneficial?

Lymphoma rash: What to know

November 15, 2019 - 05:00
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that can cause symptoms on the skin, such as a rash. In this article, learn more about a lymphoma rash and how doctors diagnose it.

What to know about bone marrow transplants

November 14, 2019 - 22:00
Bone marrow transplants help treat certain health issues by replacing damaged blood cells with healthy cells. Here, we look at the types and risks of these transplants, as well as how to prepare and the recovery process.

How a virus might protect against skin cancer

November 12, 2019 - 11:00
A recent study investigating the role of papillomaviruses in skin cancer produces surprising results. These viruses may, in fact, protect against cancer.

Hair follicles can be a site of origin for melanoma

November 5, 2019 - 17:00
Using a new mouse model of human melanoma, scientists show how the aggressive skin cancer can start in immature, pigment producing cells in hair follicles.

Running, no matter how little, is linked to 27% lower death risk

November 5, 2019 - 08:00
Running, even infrequently and for short periods, is associated with a significantly lower risk of death from all causes, a new review suggests.

Study zeroes in on gut bacteria that may cause bowel cancer

November 4, 2019 - 16:00
New research uses Mendelian randomization and genetic data to study potential causal relations between certain types of gut bacteria and bowel cancer.

Breast cancer: An innovative blood test could aid early detection

November 4, 2019 - 15:00
Researchers from the United Kingdom are developing a blood test that could help doctors easily detect breast cancer up to 5 years before symptoms occur.

Ovarian cancer stages: What to know

November 1, 2019 - 20:00
Doctors categorize ovarian cancer into four stages, depending on how far the disease has spread. Here, learn more about each ovarian cancer stage and the prognosis.

Cancer care: Are personalized exercise prescriptions the future?

October 26, 2019 - 08:00
In a series of recent papers, a group of scientists outlines the importance of exercise for individuals with cancer and those who have survived cancer.

Ewing sarcoma: What to know

October 24, 2019 - 05:00
Ewing sarcoma is a rare form of bone cancer that most commonly affects children and teenagers. In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

Prostate cancer: Investigating the impact of diet

October 23, 2019 - 16:00
What foods, if any, protect against prostate cancer? And which foods increase the risk? A new review attempts to answer these questions.

What to know about inflammatory breast cancer

October 23, 2019 - 01:00
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer with a high mortality rate. This article explains the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis of the disease.

Could an existing heart drug help treat cancer?

October 22, 2019 - 08:00
A new study suggests that a heart drug could help treat cancer by killing a wide array of aging cells that may contribute to tumor growth and spread.

New blood test detects brain tumors with 87% accuracy

October 11, 2019 - 11:00
Researchers have recently published 'the first demonstration' that a promising blood test for detecting brain cancer works in the clinic.

Thyroid cancer: New test could reduce unnecessary diagnostic surgeries

October 10, 2019 - 17:00
A new test that looks for a chemical fingerprint of thyroid cancer in fine needle aspiration samples may improve the accuracy of preoperative diagnosis.

Through my eyes: Facing a cancer diagnosis

October 8, 2019 - 16:00
My name is Chris Fry, and I received a diagnosis of terminal cancer this year. This is how I came to terms with my diagnosis, and what helped me cope.

Male breast cancer: What factors improve outcomes?

October 7, 2019 - 16:00
Male breast cancer is a relatively rare condition and has attracted little research. A new study examines which factors predict better outcomes.