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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Malaria drugs could help to combat cancer

November 24, 2017 - 17:00
Researchers reveal how two drugs used to treat malaria, called chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, could help in the fight against cancer.

Seven alternatives to a colonscopy

November 24, 2017 - 11:00
Most medical professionals recommend the use of a colonoscopy to detect colon cancer, but it can be costly and invasive. Are there alternatives?

Sugar and cancer: A surprise connection or 50-year cover-up?

November 24, 2017 - 08:00
Knowledge of a connection between sugar and cancer might reach back as far as 50 years. But what is the evidence today? And can we get away from sugar?

More than just 'chemo brain': Cancer impacts memory, too

November 23, 2017 - 08:00
After chemotherapy, many people report experiencing 'chemo brain,' characterized by impaired cognitive function. But could cancer itself be to blame?

Metastatic prostate cancer: What you need to know

November 22, 2017 - 17:00
Prostate cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate grow uncontrollably. Metastatic prostate cancer means the cancer has spread beyond the prostate.

How do cancer cells start to spread? Study sheds light

November 22, 2017 - 17:00
Using a 3-D collagen matrix, researchers have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor encourages cancer cells to metastasize.

Bone marrow cancer: What you need to know

November 22, 2017 - 08:00
In this article, learn about the types of bone marrow cancer, including multiple myeloma, leukemia, and lymphomas. How are they diagnosed and treated?

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

November 21, 2017 - 17:00
A drug commonly used to ease cold and flu symptoms can starve cancer cells of the proteins they need to grow and divide, a new study finds.

Cancer: 42 percent of cases down to risk factors you can change

November 21, 2017 - 16:00
A large-scale study from the American Cancer Association has calculated the proportion of cancer cases that are attributable to modifiable risk factors.

Many grapple with PTSD after a cancer diagnosis

November 20, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers point to a large incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder cases at 6 months after a cancer diagnosis and urge better mental health support.

Grandparents, are you putting your grandchildren at risk of cancer?

November 19, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers say that grandparents should be more careful: spoiling their grandchildren and exposing them to bad habits may increase their risk of cancer.

Existing parasite drug may fight prostate, colon cancer

November 17, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers are testing the potential of a known antiparasite drug in the treatment of colon and prostate cancer. The drug can inhibit cancer cell growth.

Deadly brain tumors halted by blocking telomere protein

November 13, 2017 - 17:00
By blocking TRF1, a protein involved in the protection of telomeres, researchers were able to halt the growth of glioblastoma tumors in mice.

Even light drinkers at risk of cancer

November 11, 2017 - 08:00
Think that glass of wine in the evening is harmless? Well think again. A new study from ASCO says that even light drinking can increase the risk of cancer.

Are there any alternatives to a prostate biopsy?

November 9, 2017 - 11:00
Some people may be concerned about the drawbacks to a prostate biopsy. We look at three alternative options that could help diagnose prostate cancer.

Risk of breast cancer's return continues long after treatment ends

November 9, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers find that the risk of breast cancer recurrence stays high for decades after treatment. They ask whether therapy should continue for longer.

Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

November 7, 2017 - 18:00
Researchers reveal how altering the structure of chromatin in cancer cells could make them vulnerable to chemotherapy and other treatments.

Warfarin may prevent cancer

November 6, 2017 - 17:00
The anticoagulant warfarin may do more than prevent blood clots. Researchers have found that the drug may also protect against cancer development.

Men with low testosterone less likely to have prostate cancer

November 6, 2017 - 16:00
New study findings confirm the so-called androgen receptor saturation theory and may help to reduce prostate cancer risk in the future.

Strength training may lower early death risk

November 5, 2017 - 08:00
Emerging research suggests that strength training is at least as important as low-intensity, or aerobic, exercises. It may even help lower death risk.