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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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Breast cancer: Body fat, not weight, poses major risk

January 29, 2018 - 08:00
Recent evidence backs a surprising finding: women with high body fat levels are at increased risk of breast cancer, even if their overall weight is normal.

What are the best foods to fight aging?

January 26, 2018 - 16:00
What are some of the best foods for a healthful diet that will help you live a long and happy life? Read on to learn which dietary staples to keep in mind.

How does high cholesterol cause cancer? Study sheds light

January 26, 2018 - 15:00
Researchers have discovered a cell mechanism in which cholesterol influences the proliferation of stem cells and the growth of intestinal tumors in mice.

Pancreatic cancer: Modified flu virus destroys tumors

January 25, 2018 - 11:00
Scientists destroyed pancreatic cancer cells using a modified flu virus. If confirmed in clinical trials, the findings could offer new treatments.

Exercise may increase lifespan after breast cancer treatment

January 23, 2018 - 17:00
Aerobic and strength training may help to prolong breast cancer survivors' lifespans by tackling treatment side effects, such as obesity or heart disease.

'Cross-dressing' cells may improve cancer treatment

January 23, 2018 - 08:00
Researchers from Switzerland describe a new method that improves cancer immunotherapy by 'cross-dressing' the dendritic cells of the immune system.

How can we make better cancer drugs? Study sheds light

January 22, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers developed a technique to see how drugs bind to a cancer target. Find out how they plan to harness the knowledge to design better cancer drugs.

Hormone-fueled breast cancer cells halted with new approach

January 22, 2018 - 08:00
Scientists identify where hormone-fueled breast cancer cells derive their energy from, and they find a way to block their access to it.

Cancer breakthrough: Novel approach can 'starve' tumors to death

January 20, 2018 - 08:00
Current research investigates the potential of an experimental compound in causing cancer cell 'starvation' by depriving them of access to a key nutrient.

Eight cancers could be diagnosed with a single blood test

January 19, 2018 - 17:00
Researchers have created a blood test that can detect eight cancer types with high specificity, representing a major step forward in cancer diagnostics.

Why you shouldn't put off that Pap test any longer

January 19, 2018 - 16:00
It's Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we turn to an important topic: the Pap test. What is it, should it scare you, and why should you get it done?

Colon cancer: Could proinflammatory diets raise risk?

January 19, 2018 - 08:00
A large-scale study examines the link between diets rich in pro-inflammatory markers and the risk of developing colorectal cancer.

How gum disease could lead to cancer

January 18, 2018 - 08:00
How well do you look after your oral health? New research has now linked the bacteria responsible for gum disease with certain types of cancer.

What is hairy cell leukemia and how is it treated?

January 16, 2018 - 12:00
Learn all about hairy cell leukemia, a form of hematologic cancer. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for the disease.

What you should know about throat ulcers

January 15, 2018 - 17:00
A look at throat ulcers, a condition that makes it hard to swallow and causes other problems. Included is detail on diagnosis and home remedies.

What is fibrosarcoma and what are the symptoms?

January 15, 2018 - 11:00
Learn all about fibrosarcoma, a form of cancer affecting the cells that create fibrous tissue in the body. We look at symptoms, diagnosis, and prognosis.

Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?

January 14, 2018 - 08:00
A cocktail of engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in the future, researchers suggest.

What are the health benefits of aronia berries?

January 13, 2018 - 11:00
Learn about the potential benefits of aronia. We look at the nutritional content of these berries, along with how they can be incorporated into a diet.

Prostate cancer: 'Whole' Mediterranean diet could reduce your risk

January 12, 2018 - 15:00
A study of three diets found that only a high adherence to the whole Mediterranean dietary pattern is linked to lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

What is mesenteric panniculitis?

January 11, 2018 - 19:00
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment.