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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Eat fish for a longer life, study suggests

July 22, 2018 - 10:00
In the latest and largest study to investigate the impact of eating more fish, researchers conclude that a fish-based diet could lower mortality risk.

How does complementary medicine impact cancer survival?

July 21, 2018 - 10:00
Although complementary and alternative medicine has risen in popularity, little is known about its impact on cancer survival. A new study takes a look.

Strong sensitivity to bitter tastes tied to higher cancer risk

July 21, 2018 - 07:00
Researchers suggest that women with a higher sensitivity to bitter flavors have an increased risk of cancer, but they are still investigating why this is.

Bowel cancer: Low-calorie soft drinks could reduce recurrence

July 20, 2018 - 15:00
A new study suggests that higher consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is tied to less chance of recurrence and death in stage 3 bowel cancer.

'Link between diabetes and cancer risk firmly established'

July 20, 2018 - 07:00
A major new review confirms that diabetes increases cancer risk, with an added warning: the risk is much higher for women, and we need to understand why.

Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk

July 19, 2018 - 15:00
A new study concludes that the timing of our final meal of the day may influence our risk of developing prostate or breast cancer.

What are the early signs of tongue cancer?

July 19, 2018 - 12:00
The symptoms of tongue cancer include a painful tongue, redness, and sores or ulcers that will not heal. The exact cause is unknown, but risk factors include smoking and heavy alcohol consumption. Treatment often involves surgery, and the outlook depends on the grade of cancer. Learn more about tongue cancer here.

Signs and symptoms of medullary thyroid cancer

July 19, 2018 - 11:00
Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a rare type of thyroid cancer. The earliest sign of MTC is typically a painless lump in the neck. Later symptoms can include pain or discomfort, hoarseness, coughing, and difficulty swallowing or breathing. If caught early, the outlook for MTC is often very good. Learn more here.

Rapid increase in deaths due to alcohol-related liver disease

July 19, 2018 - 10:00
Specialists are expressing concern over rising mortality due to late-stage liver disease. Most cases are caused by alcohol use, they warn.

Olfactory receptors 'do more than smell'

July 18, 2018 - 16:00
Human olfactory receptors are everywhere in the body — not just in the nose — and may prove useful in healthcare and medicine once we know more about them.

Is eating tilapia fish safe and healthful?

July 17, 2018 - 19:00
Tilapia is a popular edible fish that is low in fat and a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Tilapia farming occurs around the world, but some people worry about farming practices and whether or not tilapia is safe to eat. Here, we provide information about the farming, breeding, and safety of tilapia.

How emotions may impact tumor growth

July 17, 2018 - 14:00
Our emotions can impact our physical well-being, but to what extent? New research suggests that they may even play a role in the immune response to cancer.

Cancer: Can testosterone improve patients' quality of life?

July 17, 2018 - 07:00
Many patients with cancer experience 'cachexia,' a condition characterized by loss of body mass and debilitating weakness. Can testosterone treat it?

What to know about complex ovarian cysts

July 16, 2018 - 19:00
Ovarian cysts can be either simple or complex. Complex ovarian cysts contain blood or solid materials. They are more likely to need treatment than simple cysts. Ovarian cysts are usually benign but, in rare cases, can become cancerous. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for complex ovarian cysts here.

Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer

July 16, 2018 - 15:00
A cannabinoid that occurs naturally in our bodies as a result of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism is found to have anticancer properties.

What are the symptoms of stage 4 breast cancer?

July 13, 2018 - 22:00
When breast cancer reaches stage 4, it will have spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Cancer cells in new parts of the body can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Here, we explain the symptoms that occur when breast cancer spreads to the bones, liver, or brain. We also cover other symptoms and treatment.

Acupuncture may reduce cancer drug side effects

July 13, 2018 - 15:00
In a new study, researchers asked whether acupuncture might ease the joint pain associated with a drug used to treat early breast cancer.

Existing drug may help to treat aggressive brain cancer

July 11, 2018 - 07:00
Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that is often therapy resistant. New research finds hope in an existing drug that may enhance treatment.

Keto diet could make cancer therapy more effective

July 10, 2018 - 10:00
A new study suggests that the ketogenic diet, which is very low in carbohydrates but high in fats, may give cancer therapy a much-needed boost.

'Backpacked drugs' can boost immunotherapy for solid tumors

July 10, 2018 - 07:00
Researchers have designed a drug-carrying nanoparticle capable of enhancing the effect of immune cells on solid cancer tumors without harmful side effects.