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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Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk

September 12, 2019 - 07:00
A new study concludes that men who regularly eat mushrooms have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer than those who rarely eat mushrooms.

Inflammation in late teens linked to mortality risk decades later

September 6, 2019 - 10:00
Experts know little about how inflammation in early life affects health later on. A new study links teen inflammation to mortality risk 35 years later.

Breast cancer: Hormone therapy may only put some cells to 'sleep'

September 3, 2019 - 07:00
A laboratory analysis of the effects of hormone therapy on thousands of breast cancer cells found that this approach does not always destroy them.

New immunotherapy shows promise against brain tumors in mice

September 2, 2019 - 16:00
Scientists have demonstrated a new immunotherapy that can deliver checkpoint inhibitors across the blood-brain barrier to fight glioblastoma in mice.

What is Lynch syndrome?

August 28, 2019 - 18:00
Lynch syndrome is a genetic condition that increases a person’s risk of developing colorectal cancer. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment here.

Is red meat bad for your health?

August 27, 2019 - 19:00
Red meat is a good source of protein and iron, though research has linked it to heart disease, certain cancers, and other health conditions. Learn whether red meat is good or bad for health, as well as what the official dietary guidelines recommend, here.

How to stimulate appetite

August 23, 2019 - 17:00
Appetite stimulants include various medications and supplements, as well as lifestyle strategies. Learn more about how to stimulate appetite here.

Is 5G technology bad for our health?

August 23, 2019 - 15:00
In this Spotlight, we look at the effects of electromagnetic fields on our bodies and explore why some think 5G tech may not be safe.

Antibiotics and bowel cancer: Study finds link

August 21, 2019 - 07:00
A study looking at antibiotics and bowel cancer concludes that the drugs might increase the risk of colon cancer, but lower the risk of rectal cancer.

Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea

August 20, 2019 - 16:00
A new study of 20,000 adults with sleep apnea suggests that the risk of cancer could be 2–3 times higher among females with a severe form of the condition.

What to know about HER2-negative breast cancer

August 20, 2019 - 00:00
There are two main types of HER2-negative breast cancer: hormone receptor-positive and triple-negative. Many treatments exist, and prognosis varies. Learn more here.

The power of electromagnetic energy on breast cancer cells

August 17, 2019 - 10:00
Electromagnetic energy could be used to halt the movement of breast cancer cells, reducing metastatic cases. New research explains how.

Simple dietary changes may reduce cancer risk, increase lifespan

August 16, 2019 - 10:00
The health benefits of fruit and vegetables are partly due to flavonoids. A new study concludes that consuming more flavonoids each day may extend life.

Gleevec (imatinib)

August 15, 2019 - 07:00
Gleevec (imatinib) is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat certain types of blood cancers, including Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). It’s also used to treat certain types of skin cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. Learn about side effects and more.

Xospata (gilteritinib)

August 15, 2019 - 07:00
Xospata (gilteritinib) is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat a specific form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults whose cancer relapsed (returned) or didn’t respond to other treatments. Xospata comes as an oral tablet that you take daily. Learn about side effects, dosage, cost, and more.

Can itchy armpits be a sign of cancer?

August 14, 2019 - 20:00
Itchy armpits may occasionally be due to cancer, although there are many more likely causes. Infections and underlying skin conditions are some other reasons. Learn more here.

How might the keto diet help treat cancer?

August 14, 2019 - 07:00
Preclinical research in mice has examined the effect of ketogenic diet-induced glucose restriction on a certain type of cancer cell.

Survival and chemotherapy success rates for various cancers

August 13, 2019 - 21:00
Success rates help indicate how effective various treatments are. Here, we provide success rates of treatments involving chemotherapy for various types of cancer.

What to know about mouth sores from chemo

August 13, 2019 - 19:00
People can get temporary mouth sores from chemotherapy. Checking the mouth often helps early detection, while keeping the mouth moist and avoiding certain foods can help relieve symptoms. Learn more here.

Pancreatic cancer cells spread by 'educating' the tumor environment

August 13, 2019 - 07:00
Why does pancreatic cancer spread? The answer may lie in a previously unknown set of molecules that help cancer cells shape the environment around tumors.