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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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What is appendix cancer?

December 11, 2018 - 14:00
Appendix cancer is very rare, and many people experience no symptoms in the early stages. Doctors often diagnose this cancer when it spreads to other organs or after they remove a person’s appendix due to appendicitis. Learn more here.

What to know about stage 4 lymphoma

December 11, 2018 - 12:00
The symptoms, treatment, and survival rates of stage 4 lymphoma depend on the type of lymphoma and the risk factors that the individual has. Learn more here.

These tiny sensors may detect cancer early

December 11, 2018 - 11:00
Researchers use nanosensors to detect intracellular interactions that may signal cancer very early on. Their results may help detect lymphocytic leukemia.

What are the benefits of glutathione?

December 10, 2018 - 14:00
Glutathione is an antioxidant that helps make proteins in the body and may have a variety of other health benefits. Learn more about the effects of glutathione here.

Is it possible to reverse 'chemo brain?'

December 8, 2018 - 11:00
'Chemo brain' affects many people who have undergone cancer treatment. What happens in the brain, and how can we reverse this effect?

What are the complications of HIV?

December 6, 2018 - 19:00
While modern medical treatments have drastically reduced the risk of HIV complications, people living with HIV may be more prone to certain illnesses. Learn more here.

Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think

December 6, 2018 - 17:00
Study reveals a common cellular mechanism through which bacterial infection could promote cancer and increase resistance to anticancer drugs.

Iron-rich foods for vegetarians and vegans

December 6, 2018 - 00:00
Iron is an essential nutrient. Many plant-based foods contain iron, including lentils, beans, tofu, and blackstrap molasses. Learn about these and other iron-rich vegetarian foods here.

PSA levels after prostatectomy

December 5, 2018 - 21:00
A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here.

Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?

December 5, 2018 - 19:00
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease.

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight

December 5, 2018 - 17:00
Cancer cells have a unique pattern of chemical tags on their DNA, which differs from that of healthy cells and could serve as the basis for a universal test.

Does HIV increase cancer risk?

December 4, 2018 - 20:00
HIV can weaken a person’s immune system, which can increase the risk of certain types of cancer. Such cancers include Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical, lung, anal, and oral cancer. However, effective treatment can significantly reduce the risk of developing these cancers. Learn more here.

Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

December 4, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers have discovered a new drug combination that may be able to boost cancer treatment while also preventing tumors from becoming therapy-resistant.

Cancer cells' use of sugar holds the key to their destruction

November 30, 2018 - 17:00
Either reducing glucose supply or altering its metabolism in cancer cells could greatly improve effectiveness of virus-based treatments, a study reveals.

New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

November 28, 2018 - 17:00
Scientists have found that making the cancer cells that survive chemotherapy more aggressive results in them being vulnerable to anti-inflammatories.