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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Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

August 1, 2018 - 15:00
Vitamin D draws a great deal of scientific attention. In this Spotlight, we delve into recent research and explore the vitamin's disease-fighting powers.

Ovarian cancer and weight gain: What's the link?

August 1, 2018 - 13:00
Some people with ovarian cancer may experience weight gain. Bloating, certain treatments for cancer, or changes in lifestyle after diagnosis could be linked to this weight gain. In this article, we look at the link between weight gain and ovarian cancer and consider some tips for weight management.

Can ovarian cysts become cancerous?

August 1, 2018 - 12:00
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop in the ovaries. They are often harmless and require no treatment. However, they can sometimes cause symptoms similar to ovarian cancer or, rarely, become cancerous themselves. A doctor may surgically remove an ovarian cyst that is causing problems. Learn more here.

Can coffee cause cancer?

August 1, 2018 - 10:00
Many people worry that drinking coffee may cause cancer. This is because roasted coffee beans contain acrylamide, a substance that experts classify as a probable carcinogen. However, there are also claims that drinking coffee may prevent certain types of cancer. Here, we examine the link between coffee and cancer.

Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival

July 31, 2018 - 10:00
Pancreatic cancer has a very poor prognosis for survival, but researchers are looking for ways to improve that. Their secret weapon? A cannabis compound.

What are the symptoms of late stage bladder cancer?

July 30, 2018 - 18:00
The symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer include tiredness, weakness, and pain. Stage 4 is the most advanced stage of cancer. The standard treatment for late-stage cancer is chemotherapy, but treatment will often focus on palliative care. Learn more about the symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer and the survival rate here.

Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique

July 30, 2018 - 07:00
Creating a way to keep prostate cancer cells alive in the laboratory for longer leads to quicker drug trials. Sharing this widely speeds it up further.

Cancer cells destroyed with two antipsychotic drugs

July 26, 2018 - 14:00
A new study shows that the antipsychotics perphenazine and fluphenazine can successfully destroy cancer cells in cell cultures and rodents.

What are the early signs of oral cancer?

July 25, 2018 - 16:00
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth, including the front of the tongue, the lips, the gums, or inside the cheeks. Symptoms include ulcers that do not heal and pain in the affected area. Causes include the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn more about the warning signs of oral cancer here.

Breast cancer: 'Yin Yang' protein found responsible for tumor growth

July 25, 2018 - 10:00
Scientists have uncovered a protein that fuels tumor growth in aggressive breast cancer. The findings may help tackle treatment-resistant tumors.

New drug-filled nanocapsules may fight cancer more effectively

July 24, 2018 - 15:00
Scientists have now created more resilient drug-filled nanocapsules that could help scientists in the fight against several conditions, including cancer.

What are the benefits of drinking lime water?

July 23, 2018 - 20:00
Proper hydration is essential to overall health. Drinking lime water is a great way to keep hydrated, but it may also help in aiding digestion, improving the skin, and helping promote weight loss. To get some of these benefits, simply add a squeeze of juice or a slice of lime to regular water.

What is osteosarcoma?

July 23, 2018 - 16:00
Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer that often affects the shinbone, thighbone, or upper arm. Doctors are currently unsure of the causes, but genetics may play a role. Treatment includes chemotherapy and surgery. The outlook depends on if and how far cancerous cells have spread. Learn more about osteosarcoma here.

How does diet impact breast cancer risk?

July 23, 2018 - 14:00
A new study analyzing health- and diet-related data collected over 30 years looks at how fruit and vegetable consumption impacts the risk of breast cancer.

Eat fish for a longer life, study suggests

July 22, 2018 - 10:00
In the latest and largest study to investigate the impact of eating more fish, researchers conclude that a fish-based diet could lower mortality risk.

How does complementary medicine impact cancer survival?

July 21, 2018 - 10:00
Although complementary and alternative medicine has risen in popularity, little is known about its impact on cancer survival. A new study takes a look.

Strong sensitivity to bitter tastes tied to higher cancer risk

July 21, 2018 - 07:00
Researchers suggest that women with a higher sensitivity to bitter flavors have an increased risk of cancer, but they are still investigating why this is.

Bowel cancer: Low-calorie soft drinks could reduce recurrence

July 20, 2018 - 15:00
A new study suggests that higher consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is tied to less chance of recurrence and death in stage 3 bowel cancer.

'Link between diabetes and cancer risk firmly established'

July 20, 2018 - 07:00
A major new review confirms that diabetes increases cancer risk, with an added warning: the risk is much higher for women, and we need to understand why.

Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk

July 19, 2018 - 15:00
A new study concludes that the timing of our final meal of the day may influence our risk of developing prostate or breast cancer.