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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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How much does hepatitis C treatment cost?

November 21, 2018 - 22:00
Hepatitis C is a viral infection with different treatment options. Medication, treatments, and care pricing depend on factors that include a person’s insurance policy and their overall health. There are various medications available. Learn more about the costs of hepatitis C treatment here.

Melanoma: Keeping these molecules apart could stop cancer spread

November 21, 2018 - 17:00
Recent research suggests that stopping the proteins LRP1 and tPA from interacting could form the basis of a treatment to halt metastasis in melanoma.

How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk

November 20, 2018 - 16:00
A new clinical trial suggests that taking aspirin and an omega-3 fatty acid can decrease the number of precancerous growths in the colon.

What are the benefits of flaxseed oil?

November 20, 2018 - 14:00
Learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, such as improved skin and cholesterol, decreased inflammation, and a reduced risk of diabetes. We also cover the potential risks of flaxseed oil, as well as how to use it.

What does it mean to have stage 4 pancreatic cancer?

November 19, 2018 - 23:00
When pancreatic cancer has spread to other parts of the body, it is in stage 4. There is no cure for this type of cancer, but treatments can help improve life expectancy and the quality of life. Learn more here.

How does a doctor diagnose cancer?

November 16, 2018 - 08:00
Cancer is a common disease, and a whole range of outlooks is possible depending on the type and severity. Knowing how recognize and diagnose cancer early on can be the key to improving the outlook. Read on to learn ,pre about the symptoms and diagnostic techniques saving lives every day.

Pancreatic cancer cells are 'addicted' to key protein

November 14, 2018 - 15:00
New research on highly aggressive pancreatic cancers finds that a protein fuels cancer cells to the extent that they become 'addicted' to it.

New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy

November 14, 2018 - 11:00
A new clinical trial finds that a novel drug can boost the strength of radiation therapy in the fight against cancer with 'minimal side effects.'

Cancer and obesity: Clogged immune cells help explain link

November 13, 2018 - 11:00
A recent study examines the relationship between obesity and cancer from a new angle. The researchers look at the potential role of the immune system.

New way to manipulate immune cells may treat cancer, autoimmune disease

November 12, 2018 - 17:00
Altering levels of a molecule that T cells need to grow could help the body fight cancer and lead to new treatments for autoimmune disease.

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

November 12, 2018 - 11:00
New research looking at the data of tens of thousands of women finds that screening for breast cancer has an important impact on survival.

What to know about cancer

November 12, 2018 - 08:00
Cancer is the uncontrolled development of cells. After heart disease, it is the second most common cause of death in the United States. However, researchers continue to develop treatments that result in improved survival rates. Read on to learn more.

Can dogs detect cancer?

November 8, 2018 - 16:00
Dogs have an incredibly sensitive sense of smell. They are able to detect various types of cancer through odor signatures in a person’s breath, urine, and skin. Here, we look at how dogs can detect cancer, the types of cancer they can smell, and how medical professionals can use dogs in cancer research and diagnostics.

Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

November 7, 2018 - 16:00
An innovative new study investigates the link between morning or evening preference and the likelihood of developing breast cancer.

How does a protein's 'evil twin' promote cancer growth?

November 7, 2018 - 15:00
The mutant variant of a cancer-suppressing protein blocks its 'sibling's' activity, researchers have found. This interaction allows cancer to spread.

Everything you need to know about adrenal cancer

November 7, 2018 - 14:00
Adrenal cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands make cortisol, aldosterone, and sex hormones. In this article, learn about the types and symptoms of adrenal cancer, as well as how doctors diagnose it and what the treatment options are. We also cover the possible risk factors.

What to know about nodular melanoma

November 6, 2018 - 20:00
Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments for nodular melanoma.

Can hydrogen peroxide help treat cancer?

November 6, 2018 - 18:00
Many people use hydrogen peroxide to treat minor injuries, whiten their teeth, or dye their hair. Some claim that it can help cure cancer, but what does the research say?

Melanoma: More evidence that antioxidants speed up tumor spread

November 5, 2018 - 17:00
New research reveals that antioxidants that bind to mitochondria — the main source of free radicals — either have no effect or cause tumors to grow faster.

New virus could help destroy cancer

November 5, 2018 - 11:00
A new study investigates the potential use of a virus against cancer. Researchers hope that the findings will be useful for different types of cancer.