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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Cancer recurrence may be stopped with immunotherapy

October 17, 2017 - 07:00
A new study shows how the body's immune system is 'tricked' into not attacking cancer cells, causing relapse. Immunotherapy proves effective in mice.

How is breast cancer related to the axillary lymph nodes?

October 16, 2017 - 16:00
We look at axillary lymph nodes and their relation to breast cancer. We look at the diagnosis and the outlook, as well as more information, here.

Leukemia: Cancer cells killed off with diabetes drug

October 16, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers find that boosting fat cells in the bone marrow using a diabetes drug not only kills off leukemic cells, but it also regenerates healthy ones.

Cribriform breast cancer: What to know

October 15, 2017 - 16:00
Cribriform breast cancer is a slow-growing, low-grade breast cancer that may be present alongside other forms of breast cancer. Learn more here.

How can you cope with a cancer diagnosis?

October 13, 2017 - 15:00
A cancer diagnosis always comes as a shock. What are some coping strategies you can use to stay in control of the situation? We gathered some suggestions.

Everything you need to know about prostate nodules

October 12, 2017 - 16:00
A prostate nodule is a firm, knuckle-like area on the prostate. There are several causes of prostate nodules, including prostatitis and prostate cancer.

'Cell of origin' for Barrett's esophagus identified

October 12, 2017 - 14:00
Researchers have found an area of unique cells in the lining of the food pipe that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition.

All you need to know about the PCA3 test

October 12, 2017 - 13:00
The PCA3 test can help doctors diagnose prostate cancer. Learn about the test, what to expect, and other testing options with this article.

Despite concerns, vasectomy and prostate cancer not linked

October 11, 2017 - 09:00
A debate that has raged for more than 30 years may finally be over: prostate cancer risk does not seem to be increased following a vasectomy.

'Super tumor suppressor' found to prevent pancreatic cancer

October 10, 2017 - 17:00
Researchers have found a mutation in the p53 gene that boosts its tumor-suppressing abilities. The mutation halted pancreatic cancer in mice.

DIEP flap breast reconstruction: Procedure and recovery

October 10, 2017 - 13:00
Learn what the DIEP flap is, along with the different approaches used, and the complications and risks of this form of breast reconstruction, here.

New compound kills cancer without harming healthy cells

October 9, 2017 - 16:00
A proof-of-concept study shows how a new compound selectively triggers cell suicide in acute myeloid leukemia cells without harming healthy cells.

Weight loss surgery reduces cancer risk by 33 percent in women

October 6, 2017 - 15:00
A new study shows that women who undergo bariatric surgery have a significantly lower risk of developing cancer, especially obesity-related cancers.

Cancer: 40 percent of all cases related to obesity, overweight

October 4, 2017 - 14:00
A government report has found that as many as 631,000 cases of cancer diagnosed in 1 year are related to being overweight and obese.

Breakthrough pain: Causes and medications

October 4, 2017 - 07:00
Learn about breakthrough pain, which may occur in those who experience chronic pain. What may trigger the pain and how can it be treated?

HPV and cancer: Key mechanism may suggest treatment

October 2, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have revealed a key aspect behind the mechanism that allows HPV to promote cancer cell survival. This discovery may suggest a better treatment.

Glioblastoma: A new treatment for this deadly brain tumor?

September 30, 2017 - 09:00
Researchers have discovered a protein that drives deadly glioblastoma brain tumors, but blocking its activity could halt their growth.

Zinc may help to prevent, treat esophageal cancer

September 29, 2017 - 17:00
Zinc can halt the growth of esophageal cancer cells by inhibiting overactive calcium signaling, according to the results of a new study.

Pancreatic cancer could be treated with a Parkinson's drug

September 29, 2017 - 07:00
Carbidopa, commonly used together with L-Dopa to treat Parkinson's disease, was found to stop tumor growth in mice and human cancer lines.

Carcinoma in situ: What is it and how is it treated?

September 26, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, learn about carcinoma in situ. What is carcinoma in situ and where does it occur? How is it most effectively treated?