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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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Just how harmful is it to have 1 drink per day?

October 4, 2018 - 15:00
New research is piling up evidence indicating that even light drinking increases a person's risk of various health issues, as well as premature death.

Immunotherapy: 'Killer' cells get boost in fight against cancer

October 4, 2018 - 07:00
Nanoparticles can boost the immune system's natural killer cells in the fight against cancer, making immunotherapy successful in more patients.

Ileostomy: Everything you need to know

October 2, 2018 - 20:00
In an ileostomy, a surgeon connects the lower part of the small intestine to an opening in the wall of the abdomen. This procedure allows stool to exit the body without passing through damaged portions of the bowel. Here, we describe ileostomy surgery, including preparation, recovery, and lifestyle adjustments.

What can cause flushed skin?

October 1, 2018 - 19:00
Flushed skin is often a harmless and short-lived reaction to being too hot, exercising, or having emotional responses, including anxiety and embarrassment. However, flushing can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as rosacea, certain cancers, or an endocrine disorder. Learn more here.

Cancer therapy: Bacteria may help shrink tumors

October 1, 2018 - 16:00
A new phase I clinical trial looks at whether a modified bacterial strain is safe and effective in attacking stubborn, treatment-resistant cancer tumors.

New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

October 1, 2018 - 15:00
A new cancer vaccine shows promise for treating a range of more aggressive HER2-positive cancers in an early, phase I clinical trial.

Can aspirin help treat cancer?

September 30, 2018 - 10:00
A systematic review of 71 studies suggests that regular aspirin intake may help treat cancers such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

Some cancer therapies may avert cardiovascular disease

September 29, 2018 - 10:00
Drugs that are currently used for cancer may thwart cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, according to a new study.

Manipulating features of cells 'could help to slow cancer'

September 28, 2018 - 10:00
A new study focusing on nuclear pores finds that manipulating certain cell features could help to stop cancer cells from thriving.

A new drug could strip pancreatic cancer of its defenses

September 27, 2018 - 07:00
A common type of pancreatic cancer is aggressive and highly treatment-resistant. Experts have now developed a drug that may kill this cancer more easily.

Is there a link between psoriasis and cancer?

September 26, 2018 - 19:00
There is a current debate about whether or not there is a link between psoriasis, or psoriasis treatments, and certain cancers. We take a look at what the research says.

Life expectancy for stage 3 breast cancer

September 26, 2018 - 11:00
Many factors influence a person’s life expectancy after a stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis, including age, sex, and response to treatment. In this article, learn more about survival rates, treatment, and remission.

What to know about radiation dermatitis

September 24, 2018 - 21:00
Radiation dermatitis occurs when radiotherapy, a standard cancer treatment, damages the healthy skin cells. People can ease skin redness and peeling with calming skincare routines, some of which we explain here.

Fighting brain cancer with the Zika virus

September 21, 2018 - 07:00
Scientists have found some surprising common ground between the Zika virus and brain cancer. They hope that a Zika vaccine may help combat glioblastoma.

Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk?

September 19, 2018 - 14:00
New research finds more evidence that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. Obesity is also a factor, authors confirm.

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

September 19, 2018 - 07:00
A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer.

Double mastectomy recovery: What to know

September 18, 2018 - 13:00
It can be difficult to know what to expect after a double mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the physical and emotional side effects of surgery and provide tips to aid recovery at home. We also cover how to prepare for the procedure and the length of the recovery time.

Leukemia rash pictures

September 17, 2018 - 21:00
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. Symptoms may include petechiae, which are tiny red, brown, or purple spots on the skin that resemble a rash. Rashes and other skin conditions are common and are not usually signs of cancer. Learn what a leukemia rash looks like and when to see a doctor here.

Cancer: Scientists reveal how to boost radiotherapy

September 14, 2018 - 16:00
Scientists reveal that targeting a pathway in cancer cells that controls the motion of their mitochondria could make them more yielding to radiotherapy.

Cancer: New target found for drug-resistant tumors

September 13, 2018 - 16:00
Scientists have uncovered a previously uncharted mechanism of cell growth that helps several cancers resist rapamycin and similar drugs.