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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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Common class of chemicals cause cancer by breaking down DNA repair mechanisms

June 2, 2017 - 07:00
A common class of chemicals found everywhere from car exhausts, smoke, building materials and furniture to cosmetics and shampoos could increase cancer risk because of their ability to break down the...

Drinking tea may alter women's gene expression

June 1, 2017 - 14:00
Women who drink tea experience epigenetic changes associated with cancer and estrogen metabolism, according to the results of a new study.

Not such a 'simple' sugar - glucose may help fight cancer and inflammatory disease

June 1, 2017 - 07:00
Glucose - commonly referred to as a 'simple' sugar - may actually be crucial in the fight against cancer and inflammatory disease as scientists have just discovered a new role in which it stimulates...

Drinking coffee daily may halve liver cancer risk

May 30, 2017 - 15:00
Love your coffee? Then you'll love this news. New study finds that drinking between one and five cups of coffee daily could lower the risk of liver cancer.

Leukoplakia: Symptoms, causes, and prevention

May 30, 2017 - 12:00
Leukoplakia is a term used to describe white patches in the mouth. In this article, learn about prevention and potential complications.

Genetic test for anal cancer could identify those at high risk

May 30, 2017 - 07:00
A new genetic test could be an accurate and inexpensive way to find and treat those at highest risk of anal cancer - a disease with growing incidence in women, men who have sex with men (MSM) and...

Study: A new way to slow cancer cell growth

May 29, 2017 - 07:00
Cancer is an extremely complex disease, but its definition is quite simple: the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells.

Skin-sparing mastectomy: Benefits and options

May 28, 2017 - 16:00
In this article, learn about how a skin-sparing mastectomy works, the reconstruction options available, and what to expect during recovery.

Phyllodes tumors: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

May 28, 2017 - 13:00
A phyllodes tumor is a rare form of breast cancer that appears mostly in women. What are the signs and symptoms and what is the outlook?

Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction: What to expect

May 27, 2017 - 10:00
The latissimus dorsi muscle is sometimes used for breast reconstruction surgery. Learn more about preparation, side effects, and recovery in this article.

Designer viruses stimulate the immune system to fight cancer

May 26, 2017 - 13:00
Swiss scientists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and the University of Basel have created artificial viruses that can be used to target cancer.

Scientists discover enzyme that supports brain tumor growth

May 26, 2017 - 07:00
New research conducted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals the mechanism behind how brain tumors feed, grow, and spread.

Low physical activity increases risk of bladder, kidney cancer

May 25, 2017 - 14:00
A new study investigates the link between chronic physical inactivity and the risk of developing bladder cancer and kidney cancer.

What is a Gleason score?

May 25, 2017 - 07:00
A Gleason score is used to help determine the treatment and predict the outlook for prostate cancer. How is it measured? What do the results mean?

FDA approves first cancer treatment for any solid tumor with a specific genetic feature

May 25, 2017 - 07:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker).

Study leads to breakthrough in better understanding acute myeloid leukemia

May 24, 2017 - 16:00
A study led by the University of Birmingham has made a breakthrough in the understanding of how different genetic mutations cause acute myeloid leukaemia.

Where body fat is carried can predict cancer risk

May 24, 2017 - 13:00
Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Suicide risk elevated among lung cancer patients

May 24, 2017 - 07:00
Suicide rates among lung cancer patients are significantly higher than the general population and people with breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.

Prostate cancer surgery: Types and what to expect

May 24, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, we take a close look at the types of surgery used to treat prostate cancer, as well as what to expect during and after the procedure.

Prostate cancer: Stages and outlook

May 23, 2017 - 13:00
What does TNM mean? What is a Gleason score? What are stages 1 to 4? In this article, we explain the staging system used to categorize prostate cancer.