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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New breath test for cancer currently under trial

January 7, 2019 - 08:00
Researchers from the United Kingdom are currently testing the accuracy of a newly developed breath test that could diagnose cancer in a noninvasive way.

Childbirth may increase risk of breast cancer

January 5, 2019 - 11:00
A new study reveals that contrary to popular belief, having recently given birth may result in a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.

Does magnesium hold the key to vitamin D benefits?

December 30, 2018 - 08:00
Research has linked low vitamin D levels with a range of conditions, including bowel cancer. But, without magnesium, vitamin D may not function properly.

Prostate cancer: New, quicker test to assess metastasis risk

December 27, 2018 - 11:00
A newly developed test can detect the risk of metastasis in people with prostate cancer at a quicker rate, lower cost, and using smaller tissue samples.

Combo of existing drugs fights bowel cancer and reduces side effects

December 26, 2018 - 11:00
By combining two common cancer drugs, researchers have found a more effective way to treat colorectal cancer and reduce unpleasant side effects.

Health benefits of gold, frankincense, and myrrh

December 24, 2018 - 08:00
Gold, frankincense, and myrrh are famous for one festive reason. In this feature, we ask whether any of them might harbor any health benefits.

Gold nanoparticles could destroy prostate cancer

December 23, 2018 - 11:00
By coating nanoparticles with gold, researchers have successfully destroyed prostate cancer cells in people without damaging surrounding tissue.

What were the most intriguing medical studies of 2018?

December 21, 2018 - 16:00
As 2018 slowly but surely draws to a close, we give you an overview of some of the most read and thought-provoking medical research of this year.

Can chemotherapy help treat Crohn's?

December 20, 2018 - 21:00
When traditional treatments for Crohn's disease are unsuccessful, a doctor may prescribe chemotherapy. Learn about whether chemo is safe, the different types available, and whether there are any side effects here.

Diabetes and hypertension drug combo kills cancer cells

December 15, 2018 - 08:00
New research finds that combining the drug metformin with an antihypertensive drug cuts off the energy supply to cancer cells and inhibits tumor growth.

Spray gel could reduce cancer spread after surgery

December 14, 2018 - 17:00
A 'sprayable gel' embedded with nanoparticles carrying drugs that boost immunity controlled tumor recurrence at surgery site and at distant sites in mice.

Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation

December 13, 2018 - 11:00
New research shows how the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer. The findings also point to a potential new treatment.

LEEP procedure: What to expect

December 12, 2018 - 21:00
LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. This test can help diagnose and treat cervical cancer. Learn more about its uses and what to expect here.

Missed periods and ovarian cancer

December 12, 2018 - 18:00
Most causes of missed or irregular periods are not serious. However, less commonly, a missed period can be a sign of ovarian cancer. Early detection and treatment of this type of cancer can improve a person’s outlook. Learn more here.

Prostate cancer and back pain

December 11, 2018 - 20:00
Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more here.

What is appendix cancer?

December 11, 2018 - 14:00
Appendix cancer is very rare, and many people experience no symptoms in the early stages. Doctors often diagnose this cancer when it spreads to other organs or after they remove a person’s appendix due to appendicitis. Learn more here.

What to know about stage 4 lymphoma

December 11, 2018 - 12:00
The symptoms, treatment, and survival rates of stage 4 lymphoma depend on the type of lymphoma and the risk factors that the individual has. Learn more here.

These tiny sensors may detect cancer early

December 11, 2018 - 11:00
Researchers use nanosensors to detect intracellular interactions that may signal cancer very early on. Their results may help detect lymphocytic leukemia.

What are the benefits of glutathione?

December 10, 2018 - 14:00
Glutathione is an antioxidant that helps make proteins in the body and may have a variety of other health benefits. Learn more about the effects of glutathione here.

Is it possible to reverse 'chemo brain?'

December 8, 2018 - 11:00
'Chemo brain' affects many people who have undergone cancer treatment. What happens in the brain, and how can we reverse this effect?