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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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Preparing for a mammogram: A step-by-step guide

April 2, 2017 - 10:00
Learn about the different steps involved in a mammogram including when to get a mammogram, how to prepare and understanding what the results mean.

Mammograms: What to expect and how to minimize pain

April 2, 2017 - 07:00
Mammograms are an invaluable tool for early detection of breast cancer. In this article, we look at how to prepare and reduce discomfort.

Cancer mortality rates continue to drop, according to national report

April 1, 2017 - 07:00
The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer from the Department of Health and Human Services finds cancer death rates are declining.

Mesothelioma shows promising response to existing immunotherapy drug

March 31, 2017 - 14:00
Malignant pleural mesothelioma shows a promising response to treatment with the antibody drug pembrolizumab, which is used to treat other cancers.

Invasive lobular carcinoma: Symptoms, subtypes, diagnosis, and treatment

March 31, 2017 - 13:00
Learn about invasive lobular carcinoma, a type of cancer that starts in the milk glands of the breast and can spread to infect other lymph nodes.

High-dose vitamin C makes cancer treatment more effective, trial shows

March 31, 2017 - 07:00
The use of high-dose vitamin C in patients undergoing standard cancer treatment has been shown to be safe and improve health outcomes in clinical trial.

Scientific discovery opens new possibilities for cancer and fibrosis treatment

March 30, 2017 - 13:00
Researchers from the Turku Centre for Biotechnology (BTK) in Finland have discovered that a cellular fuel sensor, known to control energy processes in the cells, is involved in the regulation of...

New method heats up ultrasonic approach to treating tumors

March 30, 2017 - 13:00
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a breakthrough therapeutic technique used to treat tumors.

Toward glow-in-the-dark tumors: New fluorescent probe could light up cancer

March 30, 2017 - 07:00
What if you could plaster cancer cells with glowing "Here We Are" signs, so surgeons could be confident that they'd removed every last speck of a tumor?

More women opting to remove a healthy breast after cancer diagnosis

March 29, 2017 - 16:00
New study shows that in five states, half of women with cancer in one breast opt to surgically remove their unaffected breast as a preventive measure.

Mammography vs. thermography: Comparing the benefits

March 29, 2017 - 13:00
Mammography and thermography are two methods of detecting abnormalities that may indicate breast cancer. Learn more in this article.

Female menstrual cycle in a dish

March 29, 2017 - 13:00
Northwestern Medicine has developed a miniature female reproductive tract that fits in the palm of your hand and could eventually change the future of research and treatment of diseases in women's...

Clinical trial finds that vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer risk

March 28, 2017 - 15:00
A double-blind, randomized clinical trial tests the effect of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on cancer risk in postmenopausal women.

FDA approves maintenance treatment for recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancers

March 28, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Zejula (niraparib) for the maintenance treatment (intended to delay cancer growth) of adult patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian...

New research shows how metabolism and epigenetics play a role in cancer development

March 28, 2017 - 07:00
A study published in Briefings in Functional Genomics investigated how epigenetics can modulate human's genetic program - it can emphasize or silence genes.

Large-scale study finds genetic errors associated with brain cancer

March 28, 2017 - 07:00
A new genomic study identifies 13 new genetic loci associated with an increased risk of glioma - the most common form of brain cancer.

Birth control pills may protect against some cancers for decades

March 27, 2017 - 07:00
New study finds that women who take oral contraceptives may be at lower risk of some cancer types - including cervical cancer - for at least 30 years.

Bumps on the skin: Pictures, causes, and treatments

March 27, 2017 - 07:00
Learn all about common types of bumps found on the skin, from skin tags to melanomas, including their causes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor.

Metastatic breast cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

March 25, 2017 - 07:00
Metastatic breast cancer can occur if the initial cancer treatment isn't successful and the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Learn about it here.

Most cancer mutations result from DNA copying errors

March 24, 2017 - 07:00
Random, unpredictable DNA 'mistakes' account for almost two thirds of the mutations in cancers, according to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.