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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Can the tongue microbiome help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

January 29, 2019 - 11:00
New research investigates how changes in the bacterial population on a person's tongue could help identify the presence of pancreatic cancer.

Diagnosis and treatment of duodenal cancer

January 28, 2019 - 22:00
Duodenal cancer develops in the first section of the small intestine: the duodenum. This type of cancer is rare, and symptoms can be vague, which can make it difficult to diagnose. However, early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve a person’s outlook. Learn more here.

What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

January 28, 2019 - 21:00
Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer in the lungs is when breast cancer cells are growing in the lungs. In this article, we look at what happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs, including the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prognosis.

Chinese fir tree compound may help to combat cancer

January 27, 2019 - 08:00
New research finds that a chemical analog of a compound found in the endangered Chinese fir tree 'Abies beshanzuensis' can help fight off cancer.

Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

January 26, 2019 - 08:00
New research finds that therapy with a genetically modified herpes virus is highly effective in the treatment of stage 3 melanoma, with few side effects.

How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer

January 25, 2019 - 17:00
Regular use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increased survival in people with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and alteration in the PIK3CA gene.

Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

January 24, 2019 - 19:00
Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer. It can recur more frequently than other types. This article looks at the recurrence rates, survival statistics, treatment, and prevention of triple-negative breast cancer.

Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country

January 24, 2019 - 11:00
A recent study examines melanoma mortality across the United States. The researchers identify large differences between states. Why could this be?

Everything you need to know about R-CHOP

January 23, 2019 - 13:00
R-CHOP chemotherapy uses a combination of five different drugs to treat specific types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Learn more about how this treatment works and the potential side effects here.

Oolong tea extract may stave off breast cancer

January 23, 2019 - 11:00
New research tests the benefits of oolong tea extract in multiple breast cancer cell lines and finds that it stops cancer cells from growing.

How your immune system uses chaos to prevent disease

January 22, 2019 - 16:00
New research finds that chaotic swings in the concentration of a certain protein is key for regulating our immune response and preventing chronic disease.

'Reprogramming' immune cells to attack cancer tumors

January 22, 2019 - 15:00
Macrophages, the immune cells that 'eat' pathogens and cell debris, are often ineffective against cancer cells. How can we co-opt them to attack tumors?

What are macadamia nuts good for?

January 21, 2019 - 21:00
Macadamia nuts are a nutritious food with many potential benefits, including lowering the risk of heart disease and possibly helping prevent cancer. Learn more about the benefits of macadamia nuts, as well as some drawbacks to be aware of, here.

Ovarian cancer risk after a hysterectomy

January 21, 2019 - 18:00
During a hysterectomy, a surgeon removes a person’s uterus. Because the surgeon usually leaves part or all of the ovaries intact, it may still be possible to develop ovarian cancer. However, research suggests that any type of hysterectomy helps reduce a person’s risk of ovarian cancer. Learn more here.

The best cancer-fighting foods

January 15, 2019 - 23:00
Cancer-fighting foods include apples, berries, and fatty fish. These foods may help prevent cancer and promote general health. Learn more about the best cancer-fighting foods here.

Breast cancer: Changing tumor cells into fat cells stops spread

January 15, 2019 - 17:00
By exploiting cancer cells' innate adaptability, scientists halt invasive spread in mice by transforming malignant breast cancer cells into fat cells.

What are the benefits of quercetin?

January 14, 2019 - 22:00
Quercetin is a flavonoid present in many fruits and vegetables. Due to its antioxidant and other properties, it has a variety of health benefits. Learn about them here.

Can fasting help fight cancer?

January 14, 2019 - 19:00
There are many benefits to fasting. It may even play a role in the prevention and treatment of cancer. There are also some potential risks to be aware of. Learn more about fasting and cancer here.

What happens if chemotherapy does not work?

January 11, 2019 - 18:00
Signs that chemotherapy is not working include tumor growth and metastasis. Radiation and immunotherapy may be effective alternative treatments. Learn more about what to do if chemotherapy is not working here.

Health benefits of mung beans

January 11, 2019 - 14:00
Mung beans are a healthful source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Some research also suggests that they may have a range of other health benefits. Learn more here.