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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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Toxic formaldehyde is produced inside our own cells, scientists discover

August 18, 2017 - 07:00
New research has revealed that some of the toxin formaldehyde in our bodies does not come from our environment - it is a by-product of an essential reaction inside our own cells.

For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseases

August 18, 2017 - 07:00
FindingsWomen who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer than women who have not...

Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing

August 17, 2017 - 16:00
New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer.

Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them

August 17, 2017 - 14:00
New research reveals how CDK4/6 inhibitors, approved cancer drugs that halt tumors, can also shrink them in some cases by promoting anti-tumor immunity.

Jumping genes made us human, but can they cause disease?

August 17, 2017 - 07:00
Ancient bacteria and viruses left their traces all over our DNA. This may have given us an edge in our quest to become human, but it comes at a price.

Processed foods linked with cancer risk in slim older women

August 17, 2017 - 07:00
Foods with high energy density, such as processed foods, are linked to a higher risk of obesity-related cancers in older women, regardless of body weight.

Scientists develop blood test that spots tumor-derived DNA in people with early-stage cancers

August 17, 2017 - 07:00
In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in...

A metabolic treatment for pancreatic cancer?

August 16, 2017 - 13:00
Pancreatic cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality. Its incidence is increasing in parallel with the population increase in obesity, and its five-year survival rate still hovers at...

New blood test may transform the way cancer is monitored and treated

August 16, 2017 - 07:00
Stanford University scientists have described a new type of test that can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood.

Cutaneous horn: Appearance, causes, and treatment

August 15, 2017 - 16:00
A cutaneous horn is a type of growth that appears on the skin. It may be a sign of a more serious condition. Learn how to recognize this skin growth.

'Delicate balance' between alcohol's protective and harmful effects

August 15, 2017 - 07:00
Heavy drinking can increase the risk of all-cause death, but moderate alcohol consumption could have 'protective health effects,' study suggests.

Important to communicate cancer prevention message to young adults to reduce risks later in life

August 15, 2017 - 07:00
The latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year.

Genetic drivers of deadly brain cancer uncovered

August 14, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers have pinpointed a number of gene mutations that work together to cause glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer.

Using alternative medicine only for cancer linked to lower survival rate

August 14, 2017 - 13:00
Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer...

Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to pay

August 14, 2017 - 07:00
Some patients spend a third of household income on cancer care, despite insurance.

Leukemia: Mushroom protein could be used in future treatments

August 13, 2017 - 07:00
A protein found in the edible mushroom commonly known as "shaggy ink cap" has the potential to kill leukemia T cells, a new study suggests.

Cell death: Is our health at risk?

August 11, 2017 - 15:00
Every day, 50 billion cells in our bodies die and are replaced by new cells. Most of the time, there are no side effects - but things can go wrong.

Cadmium may raise risk of endometrial cancer

August 11, 2017 - 14:00
A case-control study of 1,510 women found that the risk of endometrial cancer was 22 percent higher in those with higher levels of cadmium.

Drug hope for acute myeloid leukaemia

August 11, 2017 - 07:00
A new drug that strips cancer cells of their "immortality" could help to treat patients suffering from one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

Spider peptides battle superbugs and cancer

August 10, 2017 - 14:00
As antibiotic resistance rises and fears over superbugs grow, scientists are looking for new treatment options.