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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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Benefits of black seed oil

August 31, 2018 - 19:00
Black seed oil has a long history of use in traditional medicine as people believe that it offers a range of health benefits. Does it really work though? In this article, we look at the scientific research on how black seed oil affects health. We explore its effects on medical conditions, skin health, and weight loss.

Cancer update: Research from August 2018

August 31, 2018 - 15:00
In this article, we outline some of the most interesting recent findings from cancer research, covering work from a range of institutions and journals.

Cancer: Using cell metabolism to fight stubborn tumors

August 30, 2018 - 16:00
Targeting cell metabolism could stop cancer cells from using a survival mechanism called autophagy to escape treatment and seed new tumors, says new study.

Are red spots on the breast a sign of cancer?

August 29, 2018 - 23:00
There are many possible causes of red spots or a rash on the breast, including allergic reactions, infections, problems with the milk ducts, and several other skin conditions. However, red spots can sometimes be an early sign of inflammatory breast cancer or Paget’s disease of the breast. Learn more here.

What are the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle?

August 29, 2018 - 20:00
People living a sedentary lifestyle spend too much time engaging in behaviors that expend very little energy. A sedentary lifestyle can cause severe health issues, including cancer, diabetes, and poor cardiovascular health. Solutions include doing more exercise. Learn about the effects of a sedentary lifestyle here.

Primary breast cancer can 'shut down its own spread'

August 29, 2018 - 07:00
Groundbreaking research finds that primary breast cancers can stop their own spread. The findings may help prevent metastasis by 'freezing' tumors.

Dogs: Our best friends in sickness and in health

August 26, 2018 - 10:00
Dogs really are a person's best friend — not least because they impact both our physical and our mental health. In this Spotlight, we explain why and how.

What can cause spots on the tongue?

August 22, 2018 - 12:00
There are many tiny spots or bumps on the tongue that people need for taste and sensation. But spots on the tongue that are unusual in size or appearance could be the sign of a health issue. Causes of unusual spots include lie bumps, burns, canker sores, infections, and oral cancer. Learn more here.

How to create and destroy metastatic cancer cells

August 22, 2018 - 07:00
By tinkering with a cancer cell's waste disposal system, its ability to metastasize can be compromised. A new study delves into the details.

What signs of breast cancer are there other than a lump?

August 21, 2018 - 17:00
A lump in the breast can be a sign of breast cancer, but other changes in the breast can also signify this condition. Other potential warning signs include texture changes, nipple discharge, and breast pain. Learn more about eight possible symptoms of breast cancer besides a lump, and when to see a doctor.

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer

August 21, 2018 - 16:00
Scientists argue that episodes of infectious fever increase the immune system's ability to fight cancer through their effect on particular types of T cell.

Cancer: Deleting two molecules boosts immune response

August 21, 2018 - 15:00
New research finds that deleting two key molecules can help immune cells survive for longer and grow stronger in the fight against cancer and infections.

What is trauma to the breast?

August 20, 2018 - 18:00
A traumatic breast injury may occur for many reasons, including a fall or sports injury. Symptoms can include pain and bruising, depending on the severity of the injury. A traumatic breast injury cannot cause cancer. Treatment typically involves rest and precautions to prevent further injury. Learn more here.

Targeting one enzyme could treat cancer, diabetes, and obesity

August 20, 2018 - 16:00
A study into the enzyme PI3KC2A reveals its role in internal cell signaling processes, the disruption of which can lead to cancer, obesity, and diabetes.

What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer?

August 16, 2018 - 17:00
Age, genetics, and a poor diet are among the many risk factors for prostate cancer. By taking certain steps, a person may be able to reduce their risk. For example, adding soy products and coffee to the diet may help. Learn about natural ways to prevent prostate cancer here.

'Junk DNA' has role in cancer spread, say scientists

August 16, 2018 - 16:00
Scientists find that parts of DNA once considered to be 'junk' actually instruct cells to make RNA molecules that keep cancer-promoting genes switched on.

What are the early signs of lung cancer in men?

August 16, 2018 - 12:00
In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer. In the first stages, there are often no symptoms, but early detection and treatment can improve a person’s outlook. Here, we look at the initial signs of lung cancer in men and describe when to see a doctor.

New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct

August 16, 2018 - 10:00
Researchers have discovered a chemical that cuts off the energy supply to glioblastoma cells, disrupts their metabolism, and causes them to self-destruct.

What to do about vaginal cysts, sores, and bumps

August 15, 2018 - 18:00
A lump or bump on the vagina may have a variety of causes. Causes can include cysts, warts, polyps, and, rarely, vaginal cancer. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve medication, lifestyle and hygiene changes, or even surgery. Learn more about the causes and treatment options of lumps on the vagina here.

Cancer research: Zombie genes and elephants

August 15, 2018 - 14:00
Elephants are affected by cancer much less frequently than humans. By unraveling their DNA, researchers gain new insight into anticancer mechanisms.