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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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Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk

February 15, 2018 - 14:00
A new study suggests a possible link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and raised risk of overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular.

Huntington's 'super assassin' molecule could kill cancer

February 13, 2018 - 14:00
The gene that causes Huntington's disease is highly toxic to cancer cells, as revealed in tests on laboratory cells and mice with ovarian cancer.

Why do some breast cancers become treatment-resistant?

February 13, 2018 - 07:00
A significant number of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers are resistant to regular therapies. Why is that, and how can this obstacle be addressed?

Cancer: Targeting protein may stop tumors from spreading

February 12, 2018 - 15:00
Researchers have now taken a major step in the prevention of cancer metastasis by identifying and targeting a protein that helps tumors to spread.

This protein fuels triple-negative breast cancer

February 10, 2018 - 07:00
Researchers report that they have identified a new stem cell pathway that drives the development of highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer.

Asparagus amino acid helps deadly breast cancer to spread

February 8, 2018 - 07:00
An amino acid derived from a wide range of foods, including asparagus, helps triple-negative breast cancer to spread in the body, a new study has found.

Cell phone radiation: Could high exposure cause tumors?

February 6, 2018 - 14:00
Very high levels of exposure to the type of radiation given out by cell phones resulted in tumors in heart tissue of male rats but not female rats or mice.

Can you eat salmon skin?

February 6, 2018 - 12:00
A look at salmon skin, the skin of the oily fish rich in omega-3s. Included is detail on the nutritional benefits and the potential risks of eating it.

Drinking hot tea can contribute to cancer risk

February 6, 2018 - 08:00
Drinking tea at high temperatures could tip the health balance in favor of esophageal cancer for those who already indulge in other guilty pleasures.

Cancer risk may increase as immune system declines

February 6, 2018 - 07:00
Using a mathematical model, a group of researchers conclude that a declining immune system could explain our increased cancer risk as we age.