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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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Physical activity may protect against prostate cancer

December 9, 2019 - 08:00
A large study that took a different approach has found that higher levels of physical activity could lower the risk of prostate cancer by 51%.

Breast cancer: Does hair dye increase risk?

December 8, 2019 - 11:00
A recent study links permanent hair dye and chemical straighteners to an increase in breast cancer risk. In this article, we put the findings into context.

Is marijuana use associated with a higher risk of cancer?

December 8, 2019 - 08:00
A new meta-analysis looks at the potential link between marijuana use and an increased risk of cancer, emphasizing the poor quality of existing studies.

Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates

December 6, 2019 - 16:00
In the first study of its kind, researchers identify a surprising link between living in a cold, damp climate and increased rates of cancer.

Prostate cancer: Home urine test could 'revolutionize diagnosis'

December 5, 2019 - 11:00
A recent study has investigated a simpler way of testing urine for prostate cancer. The new test would avoid the need for digital rectal examination.

Using anthrax to fight cancer

December 4, 2019 - 11:00
Current treatments for bladder cancer need improvement. A new study combines a growth factor with anthrax toxin to create a quick, effective treatment.

What to know about pubic hair loss

December 3, 2019 - 03:00
Some people may experience hair loss in the pubic region. Learn about the causes and additional symptoms. We also provide information on the treatment options.

Stem cell discovery could improve treatments for leukemia, other diseases

December 2, 2019 - 17:00
Scientists have found a way to boost blood stem cell self-renewal in the lab. The finding could improve treatments for leukemia and other blood diseases.

Cancer survivors report an information gap in treatment side effects

November 30, 2019 - 08:00
According to a survey of people who had undergone treatment for cancer, about one-third wished that they had received more information on the side effects.

How fruit and vegetable compounds help prevent colorectal cancer

November 29, 2019 - 17:00
While scientists have known for some time that flavonoids can help fight colorectal cancer, the mechanisms have not been clear. Now, a study has found one.

Lung cancer: AI shows who will benefit from immunotherapy

November 25, 2019 - 15:00
A team of researchers has developed a machine learning model able to predict which individuals with lung cancer will most benefit from immunotherapy.

Anal cancer mortality rates have more than doubled in the US

November 23, 2019 - 11:00
Researchers warn that the incidence and mortality rates of anal cancer have been increasing steeply in the United States over a period of only 15 years.

Brain cancer: Lithium may restore cognitive function after radiation

November 22, 2019 - 16:00
New research has found that lithium improves memory and learning capabilities in young female mice that have undergone radiation treatment.

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

November 21, 2019 - 08:00
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.