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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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Forms of tobacco that give you cancer

October 31, 2018 - 19:00
Many people try nicotine replacement or vaping as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, people often speculate as to whether there is a link between nicotine consumption and cancer. The consensus is also unclear as to whether smokeless tobacco causes cancer. Learn more here.

Does brain size predict brain cancer risk?

October 31, 2018 - 08:00
New research suggests that having a larger brain may increase the risk of developing aggressive brain cancer. The higher number of brain cells may be why.

Does baby powder cause cancer? What to know

October 30, 2018 - 18:00
Baby powder manufacturers have recently faced lawsuits that their product, a type of talc, may cause ovarian cancer. Learn about the claims and research here.

Nature's 'kill code' may destroy cancer

October 30, 2018 - 08:00
Two new studies explain how each cell in the body embeds a code that may become active when a healthy cell mutates into a cancerous one.

Common drugs lead to millions of cases of lung disease

October 29, 2018 - 16:00
Many common drugs affect lung health negatively, and these problems are more common than specialists previously thought, concludes a new review.

What are the advantages of oral chemotherapy?

October 29, 2018 - 15:00
Oral chemotherapy in the form of pills, liquids, or tablets is a treatment option for some types and stages of cancer. Advantages include not having to visit a clinic as frequently, while disadvantages include the risk of making dosing errors when taking the medication at home. Learn more about oral chemotherapy here.

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

October 29, 2018 - 13:00
Side effects of chemotherapy include illness and infection, bleeding easily, hair loss, and nausea or vomiting. Learn more about 10 of the most common side effects, and how to combat them here.

What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

October 29, 2018 - 13:00
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. People should check every month for signs of melanoma and other skin cancers. In this article, we take a close look at the types of skin cancer and the symptoms to look for. We also discuss risk factors and prevention.