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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Study zeroes in on gut bacteria that may cause bowel cancer

November 4, 2019 - 16:00
New research uses Mendelian randomization and genetic data to study potential causal relations between certain types of gut bacteria and bowel cancer.

Breast cancer: An innovative blood test could aid early detection

November 4, 2019 - 15:00
Researchers from the United Kingdom are developing a blood test that could help doctors easily detect breast cancer up to 5 years before symptoms occur.

Ovarian cancer stages: What to know

November 1, 2019 - 20:00
Doctors categorize ovarian cancer into four stages, depending on how far the disease has spread. Here, learn more about each ovarian cancer stage and the prognosis.

Cancer care: Are personalized exercise prescriptions the future?

October 26, 2019 - 08:00
In a series of recent papers, a group of scientists outlines the importance of exercise for individuals with cancer and those who have survived cancer.

Ewing sarcoma: What to know

October 24, 2019 - 05:00
Ewing sarcoma is a rare form of bone cancer that most commonly affects children and teenagers. In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

Prostate cancer: Investigating the impact of diet

October 23, 2019 - 16:00
What foods, if any, protect against prostate cancer? And which foods increase the risk? A new review attempts to answer these questions.

What to know about inflammatory breast cancer

October 23, 2019 - 01:00
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer with a high mortality rate. This article explains the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis of the disease.

Could an existing heart drug help treat cancer?

October 22, 2019 - 08:00
A new study suggests that a heart drug could help treat cancer by killing a wide array of aging cells that may contribute to tumor growth and spread.

New blood test detects brain tumors with 87% accuracy

October 11, 2019 - 11:00
Researchers have recently published 'the first demonstration' that a promising blood test for detecting brain cancer works in the clinic.

Thyroid cancer: New test could reduce unnecessary diagnostic surgeries

October 10, 2019 - 17:00
A new test that looks for a chemical fingerprint of thyroid cancer in fine needle aspiration samples may improve the accuracy of preoperative diagnosis.

Through my eyes: Facing a cancer diagnosis

October 8, 2019 - 16:00
My name is Chris Fry, and I received a diagnosis of terminal cancer this year. This is how I came to terms with my diagnosis, and what helped me cope.

Male breast cancer: What factors improve outcomes?

October 7, 2019 - 16:00
Male breast cancer is a relatively rare condition and has attracted little research. A new study examines which factors predict better outcomes.

Fungi from the gut can promote cancer in the pancreas

October 4, 2019 - 17:00
Following evidence that bacteria can travel from the gut to play a role in pancreatic cancer, a new study finds that the same is true of fungi.

Indoor tanning and skin cancer risk across the years

October 4, 2019 - 16:00
Researchers looking at indoor tanning and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma find that the overall number of tanning sessions links to increased risk.

Aging and cancer: A surprising two way relationship

October 4, 2019 - 11:00
Although aging is the greatest risk factor for cancer, a recent study demonstrates how aging cells might, paradoxically, hinder cancer progression.

How to help people with cancer stop smoking

October 3, 2019 - 17:00
Quitting smoking after a cancer diagnosis can improve survival rates. A recent study tests a tailored tobacco treatment program for people with cancer.

New reviews contradict previous guidelines around red meat consumption

October 1, 2019 - 16:00
A new set of reviews suggests that red meat may not be as harmful to health as previously thought. Why, and what recommendations do the authors make?