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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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Everything you need to know about penile cancer

November 1, 2018 - 16:00
Penile cancer is cancer that affects the penis and other male genitals. It often begins on the skin. Penile cancer is relatively rare and is highly treatable in the early stages. In this article, learn more about penile cancer, including its signs and symptoms, potential risk factors, and treatment options.

Forms of tobacco that give you cancer

October 31, 2018 - 19:00
Many people try nicotine replacement or vaping as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, people often speculate as to whether there is a link between nicotine consumption and cancer. The consensus is also unclear as to whether smokeless tobacco causes cancer. Learn more here.

Does brain size predict brain cancer risk?

October 31, 2018 - 08:00
New research suggests that having a larger brain may increase the risk of developing aggressive brain cancer. The higher number of brain cells may be why.

Does baby powder cause cancer? What to know

October 30, 2018 - 18:00
Baby powder manufacturers have recently faced lawsuits that their product, a type of talc, may cause ovarian cancer. Learn about the claims and research here.

Nature's 'kill code' may destroy cancer

October 30, 2018 - 08:00
Two new studies explain how each cell in the body embeds a code that may become active when a healthy cell mutates into a cancerous one.

Common drugs lead to millions of cases of lung disease

October 29, 2018 - 16:00
Many common drugs affect lung health negatively, and these problems are more common than specialists previously thought, concludes a new review.

What are the advantages of oral chemotherapy?

October 29, 2018 - 15:00
Oral chemotherapy in the form of pills, liquids, or tablets is a treatment option for some types and stages of cancer. Advantages include not having to visit a clinic as frequently, while disadvantages include the risk of making dosing errors when taking the medication at home. Learn more about oral chemotherapy here.

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

October 29, 2018 - 13:00
Side effects of chemotherapy include illness and infection, bleeding easily, hair loss, and nausea or vomiting. Learn more about 10 of the most common side effects, and how to combat them here.

What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

October 29, 2018 - 13:00
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. People should check every month for signs of melanoma and other skin cancers. In this article, we take a close look at the types of skin cancer and the symptoms to look for. We also discuss risk factors and prevention.

What are the best remedies for neuropathy from chemo?

October 26, 2018 - 18:00
Neuropathy from chemo can cause tingling and numbness in the hands and feet. It is a side effect of the chemotherapy drug that a person uses in their cancer treatment. Learn more about the best remedies for neuropathy from chemo, including natural and alternative remedies, such as vitamins, massage, and acupuncture.

Pancreatic cancer: New approach may prolong survival

October 26, 2018 - 15:00
Pancreatic cancer is often treatment-resistant, but new light shed in a mouse study has 'more than doubled survival' and may lead to new therapies.

Treatment for opioid-induced constipation

October 26, 2018 - 08:00
Many people use opioids to relieve pain, but they can lead to further problems, including constipation. Find out how to reduce the symptoms of constipation resulting from the use of opioids.

What causes opioid-induced constipation (OIC)?

October 26, 2018 - 08:00
Opioids are important for controlling pain, but they can lead to opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Why does this happen and what other effects do opioids have on digestion?

What you should know about pancreatic cancer

October 26, 2018 - 08:00
Pancreatic cancer accounts for 3 percent of all cancers in the United States. It can be difficult to manage because symptoms often do not appear until the later stages. However, treatment is available, and some lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of developing it. Find out more about this type of cancer.

What is opioid-induced constipation?

October 26, 2018 - 08:00
Opioids are often crucial pain relievers, but they can have adverse effects, including constipation. Find out more about opioid-induced constipation here.

Prostate cancer: Scientists reveal new way to target stubborn cells

October 25, 2018 - 11:00
Prostate cancer is common, so findings new ways to destroy it is very important. Now, researchers believe that they may have found a new drug target.

Cancer ribbon colors: A guide

October 24, 2018 - 18:00
Ribbons come in a variety of colors to promote awareness and raise funds to support people fighting many types of cancer. Learn about the ribbons here.

Acute myeloid leukemia: New treatment overcomes chemo resistance

October 24, 2018 - 17:00
A treatment that alters gene expression overcame chemotherapy resistance and resulted in complete remission in a mouse model of acute myeloid leukemia.

Does eating organic food protect against cancer?

October 24, 2018 - 15:00
We tend to assume that eating organic food is good for our health. A recent, large-scale study looks more closely at whether it might reduce cancer risk.

What to know about cardiac tamponade

October 23, 2018 - 16:00
Cardiac tamponade is a fluid buildup around the heart that constitutes a medical emergency. We discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment of cardiac tamponade here.