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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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This neurotransmitter helps aggressive tumors spread

April 26, 2019 - 15:00
New research in mouse models of human-derived cancers has found a new key factor that supports the growth and spread of aggressive tumors.

Cancer: Highly personalized therapy can improve outcomes

April 23, 2019 - 15:00
A new test-of-concept study suggests that using personalized combination therapy could improve the outcome for people with stubborn metastatic cancer.

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

April 19, 2019 - 07:00
A recent study concludes that when a person takes vitamin D alongside standard chemotherapy, it might reduce the growth rate of colorectal cancer.

Possible causes of a lump on the back of the neck hairline

April 16, 2019 - 18:00
Lumps on the back of the neck hairline can be the result of skin irritation or acne or may be a sign of a new mole. Other possible causes include muscle knots, cysts, boils, and swollen lymph nodes. Learn more about these causes and when to see a doctor here.

Alternative therapies for cancer: Do they do more harm than good?

April 16, 2019 - 15:00
How many people with cancer use complementary and alternative therapies? And do these interfere with conventional treatments? A new study investigates.

Is it better to get nutrients from food or supplements?

April 12, 2019 - 14:00
New research has found that nutrients obtained from food, not supplements, correlate with lower risks of all-cause mortality and cancer.

What to know about lip cancer

April 11, 2019 - 08:00
Lip cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that often starts with a lump on the lip that does not heal. Common risk factors for lip cancer include prolonged sun exposure, heavy alcohol intake, and tobacco use. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of lip cancer here.

Cancer: Scientists find 129 'jumping genes' that drive tumor growth

April 10, 2019 - 16:00
A study of thousands of tumors from 15 cancer types highlights the widespread role of jumping genes as cancer promoters and identifies 129 of them.

Cancer: 'Off-the-shelf' stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

April 9, 2019 - 14:00
In a landmark clinical trial, researchers are making use of induced pluripotent stem cells for the first time in the United States.

Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer

April 9, 2019 - 07:00
New research in mice and human cells suggests that capsaicin, the compound that gives red peppers its spicy flavor, may slow lung cancer progression.

What causes a hard lump under the skin?

April 8, 2019 - 13:00
There are many causes of a hard lump under the skin, including lipomas, swollen lymph nodes, and several types of cyst. Learn more about hard lumps under the skin here.

Poor diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide

April 5, 2019 - 15:00
A global study links 1 in 5 deaths to poor diet, suggesting that low intake of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and legumes is a major factor.

Signs and symptoms of colon cancer in men

April 5, 2019 - 00:00
Many symptoms can indicate colon cancer in men, including bowel changes, weight loss, cramps, and bloody stool. However, these symptoms can also be due to other causes. Learn more about colon cancer symptoms and when to see a doctor here.

Cancer: Are probiotics making immunotherapy less effective?

April 4, 2019 - 15:00
Probiotic supplements could be having a detrimental effect on this particular form of cancer treatment, according to new research.

Gut microbes can spur immune system to attack cancer

April 2, 2019 - 16:00
An international study has identified gut bacteria that activate the immune system to slow melanoma growth in mice and highlights a key signaling pathway.

A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision

April 1, 2019 - 15:00
Researchers are developing and testing a wearable device that can detect the presence of cancer cells in the bloodstream with greater accuracy.