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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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MDS symptoms: What are the signs of pre-leukemia?

September 15, 2017 - 12:00
MDS, or myelodysplastic syndrome, refers to a group of blood cancers. In this article, learn about the symptoms and complications of this disease.

Single molecule determines lung cancer cell death

September 14, 2017 - 16:00
A new study finds that one molecule is key to whether or not particular lung cancer cells respond to chemotherapy and undergo programmed cell death.

Single molecule determines lung cancer cell death

September 14, 2017 - 16:00
A new study finds that one molecule is key to whether or not particular lung cancer cells respond to chemotherapy and undergo programmed cell death.

Probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer

September 14, 2017 - 07:00
A new study looks at the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic, on colon cancer development. In mice, it reduced tumor growth and inflammation.

Probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer

September 14, 2017 - 07:00
A new study looks at the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic, on colon cancer development. In mice, it reduced tumor growth and inflammation.

New drug target found for 'most common cancer in infants'

September 13, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have found a cell surface protein, which, when targeted using immunotherapy, successfully blocked neuroblastoma from spreading.

New drug target found for 'most common cancer in infants'

September 13, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists have found a cell surface protein, which, when targeted using immunotherapy, successfully blocked neuroblastoma from spreading.

Advanced melanoma: Groundbreaking trials could transform treatment

September 12, 2017 - 14:00
An immunotherapy and targeted therapy both promise to bring closer the day when melanoma is a disease that people live with instead of die from.

Advanced melanoma: Groundbreaking trials could transform treatment

September 12, 2017 - 14:00
An immunotherapy and targeted therapy both promise to bring closer the day when melanoma is a disease that people live with instead of die from.

Desmoid tumor: All you need to know

September 12, 2017 - 07:00
Desmoid tumors are noncancerous growths found in connective tissue. They are rare, can occur almost anywhere in the body, and grow quickly.

Desmoid tumor: All you need to know

September 12, 2017 - 07:00
Desmoid tumors are noncancerous growths found in connective tissue. They are rare, can occur almost anywhere in the body, and grow quickly.

Cigarette smoke may 'prime lung cells' to develop cancer

September 11, 2017 - 16:00
Using cell-based models of cigarette smoke exposure, researchers show how smoking alters gene expression over time to prime lung cells to develop cancer.

Cigarette smoke may 'prime lung cells' to develop cancer

September 11, 2017 - 16:00
Using cell-based models of cigarette smoke exposure, researchers show how smoking alters gene expression over time to prime lung cells to develop cancer.

What is a hemicolectomy? Uses and procedure

September 11, 2017 - 13:00
In this article, learn about a hemicolectomy, including how to prepare and what to expect during recovery. How is it performed and what are the risks?

What is a hemicolectomy? Uses and procedure

September 11, 2017 - 13:00
In this article, learn about a hemicolectomy, including how to prepare and what to expect during recovery. How is it performed and what are the risks?

MDS prognosis: Outlook and life expectancy

September 10, 2017 - 13:00
MDS is a type of cancer where the bone marrow does not produce healthy cells. Learn about its prognosis, what factors affect it, and outlook.

MDS prognosis: Outlook and life expectancy

September 10, 2017 - 13:00
MDS is a type of cancer where the bone marrow does not produce healthy cells. Learn about its prognosis, what factors affect it, and outlook.

Cancer detected in just 10 seconds with new device

September 8, 2017 - 07:00
A state-of-the-art device that can accurately identify cancerous tissue in just 10 seconds has the potential to transform cancer surgery.

Cancer detected in just 10 seconds with new device

September 8, 2017 - 07:00
A state-of-the-art device that can accurately identify cancerous tissue in just 10 seconds has the potential to transform cancer surgery.

Could a small molecule prevent melanoma in redheads?

September 7, 2017 - 16:00
Redheaded, pale-skinned people are known to have a greater risk of melanoma, but scientists may have discovered a way to reduce this risk.