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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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What does a hypoechoic thyroid nodule mean?

May 28, 2019 - 21:00
A hypoechoic thyroid nodule is a type of thyroid nodule that appears dark on an ultrasound scan and typically indicates a solid mass rather than a fluid-filled cyst. Thyroid nodules are common and most are harmless. However, they can sometimes develop into thyroid cancer. Learn more here.

Is the acrylamide in coffee harmful to health?

May 28, 2019 - 17:00
Coffee products that contain roasted beans contain small amounts of the compound acrylamide. There are concerns that acrylamide may be carcinogenic, but research suggests that coffee is generally safe to drink and may actually protect against a number of cancers and other conditions. Learn more here.

These 5 tropical plants may 'provide anticancer benefits'

May 27, 2019 - 07:00
New research examined several plants that people have used to treat cancer since ancient times. The study identified five plants with anticancer benefits.

Should I get checked for cancer?

May 24, 2019 - 05:00
The warning signs of cancer vary depending on the type. People should see a doctor if they have any new symptoms or existing symptoms worsen. Learn more about the warning signs of cancer here.

How long will a person with stage 4 colon cancer live?

May 21, 2019 - 18:00
The 5-year relative survival rate for stage 4 colon cancer is 14%. Many factors determine the life expectancy of a person with this condition. Learn more here.

Sleep apnea and cancer: Is there a link, and in what cases?

May 21, 2019 - 15:00
New research analyzing a large dataset suggests there may be a link between sleep apnea and the likelihood of developing cancer, especially in women.

What to know about ulcerative colitis and cancer

May 21, 2019 - 02:00
Ulcerative colitis (UC) causes inflammation in the digestive system. This may increase the risk of certain cancers. Learn more about the link between UC and cancer, as well as when to see a doctor and how to reduce the risk of cancer, here.

A compound in broccoli and kale helps suppress tumor growth

May 20, 2019 - 16:00
A compound present in broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous plants restored an underperforming tumor suppressor in a mouse model of cancer, study reveals.

How a parasitic fish could help us fight brain cancer and stroke

May 19, 2019 - 07:00
New research in mice suggests that molecules derived from a species of parasitic fish could help tackle cancer and other conditions in the brain.

Why don't whales develop cancer, and why should we care?

May 15, 2019 - 10:00
Whales have a minimal risk of developing cancer, despite factors that may lead us to think otherwise. Why is this, and how can this knowledge help us?

Diabetes linked to different forms of cancer in males vs. females

May 10, 2019 - 15:00
A study in a large Chinese cohort shows that people with type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of cancer, and the types of cancer vary in males and females.

What to know about raisins

May 8, 2019 - 19:00
Raisins have many nutritional benefits and can aid digestion, as well as improve eyesight. People can easily add them to their diet. Learn more about the benefits of raisins here.

Can diabetes influence cancer's spread?

May 8, 2019 - 10:00
People with cancer may have a higher risk of tumors spreading to other sites in the body if they also have diabetes. New research explains why.

How do cancer-causing bacteria take over our stomachs?

May 8, 2019 - 07:00
H. pylori live in the stomachs of around 50% of all humans. Despite their prevalence, little is known about how they can survive inside us for a lifetime.

Cancer treatments: Patients need to know heart risks

May 7, 2019 - 10:00
Specialists warn that many people undergoing cancer treatment receive neither appropriate information about heart risks nor sufficient monitoring for them.

How plants from Mauritius could help fight cancer

May 6, 2019 - 10:00
Research into the medicinal herbs of Mauritius shows that we may still have much to learn about the anticancer properties of many of the island plants.

Colorectal cancer vaccine has promising results in early trials

May 5, 2019 - 07:00
Researchers have revealed positive results of a small, early clinical trial that tested the effects of a new vaccine on 10 people with colorectal cancer.

What to know about a blood clot in the leg

May 3, 2019 - 18:00
A blood clot in the leg can cause swelling, red skin, and warmth in the surrounding area. Risk factors include age. Maintaining a healthy weight and doing regular exercise can prevent blood clots from developing.

Deleting just one gene may 'completely prevent' pancreatic cancer

May 2, 2019 - 15:00
Using a mouse model that "faithfully mimics" human pancreatic cancer, researchers have found a gene that wholly prevents the disease when knocked out.

Is it better to 'contain' rather than destroy cancer?

April 29, 2019 - 14:00
New research in mice suggests that we could stop some cancers from making a comeback by maintaining metastatic cells in a 'dormant' state.