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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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Facts about skin cancer in black people

July 17, 2019 - 02:00
Black people can get skin cancer, though it is less likely to affect them than people with lighter skin. For darker-skinned people, it usually occurs on lighter areas of the skin. Learn more here.

Could targeting this enzyme halt ovarian cancer?

July 16, 2019 - 16:00
Scientists have identified an enzyme that promotes cell proliferation in the most common and lethal ovarian cancer and could serve as a treatment target.

Could artificial intelligence be the future of cancer diagnosis?

July 16, 2019 - 10:00
The authors of a recent paper believe that in the future, artificial intelligence might be able to tell benign from malignant lesions without a biopsy.

What to know about proton therapy for breast cancer

July 16, 2019 - 04:00
Proton therapy is a type of radiation that can treat cancers, including breast cancer. This article discusses its uses, effectiveness, and procedure.

What to know about mucinous carcinoma

July 15, 2019 - 20:00
Mucinous carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that usually affects the breast. In this article, we look at its symptoms, causes, treatments, and the outlook.

Bowel cancer: 3-drug combo may offer alternative to chemo

July 14, 2019 - 10:00
By combining three different drugs, researchers may have found a potential alternative to chemotherapy as a treatment for an advanced form of bowel cancer.

Could the common cold 'revolutionize' bladder cancer treatment?

July 13, 2019 - 10:00
New research suggests that a strain of the common cold may successfully treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, which is 'highly prevalent.'

Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, may raise cancer risk

July 11, 2019 - 10:00
New research finds a link between consuming sugary drinks, including fruit juices with no added sugar, and the risk of overall cancer and breast cancer.

What can cause itchy skin without a rash?

July 10, 2019 - 17:00
Most people associate itchy skin with a rash, but many factors can cause itchy skin without creating a visible rash or skin changes. In this article, we discuss the possible causes and treatments of itching without a rash.

How does tumor size relate to breast cancer stage?

July 5, 2019 - 17:00
Doctors use tumor size to help determine the stage of breast cancer. People with early-stage cancers are likely to have smaller tumors that are easier for doctors to treat. However, doctors take many other factors into account when determining the cancer stage and possible treatment approaches. Learn more here.

3 creepy crawlies that may revolutionize health

July 5, 2019 - 16:00
Are you scared or fascinated by crawling, flying, scurrying critters? This Spotlight feature explains how creepy crawlies may forward clinical research.

Programming bacteria to fight cancer

July 4, 2019 - 16:00
Scientists have shown that programming bacteria to help the immune system fight cancer can shrink tumors and increase survival in mice.

What is the link between age and breast cancer?

July 4, 2019 - 02:00
A person's risk of breast cancer increases with age. Doctors most commonly diagnose the condition in females over the age of 50. However, there are many other factors that can affect the chances of developing breast cancer. Learn about these risk factors, as well as the benefits and risks of regular screening, here.

What to know about tubular carcinoma

July 4, 2019 - 00:00
Tubular carcinoma is a type of invasive breast cancer. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of tubular carcinoma and the outlook for people with this cancer.

What to know about medullary breast carcinoma

July 3, 2019 - 23:00
Medullary breast carcinoma is a rare type of invasive breast cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of medullary breast carcinoma and the outlook for people with this cancer.

Best anti-cancer supplements

July 3, 2019 - 22:00
Anti-cancer supplements can include vitamin tablets and herbal extracts. However, while supplements may help to reduce a person’s risk of developing cancer or support the body during cancer treatment, no supplement can replace standard cancer therapies. Learn more here.

Can the Rife machine treat cancer?

July 2, 2019 - 18:00
The Rife machine delivers a low energy electromagnetic frequency into the body. It usually consists of a controller box and two electrical pads that a person attaches to their hands or feet. Proponents claim that it can cure cancer and HIV, but there is no scientific evidence to support this. Learn more here.

Gold nanoparticles promise safe cancer drugs, better vaccines

July 2, 2019 - 16:00
A new study suggests that targeting B cells with gold nanoparticles could be a safe way to improve vaccines and treatments for cancer and other diseases.

Which natural treatments can help people with breast cancer?

July 1, 2019 - 23:00
A number of natural and complementary therapies can help support a person’s mind and body during breast cancer treatment and may also help alleviate medication side effects. However, these therapies cannot replace standard treatment for breast cancer. Learn more here.

How antioxidants can hasten the spread of lung cancer

July 1, 2019 - 16:00
Two new studies have uncovered cell mechanisms through which lung cancer uses antioxidants to help it spread to other parts of the body.