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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 causes coffee ground vomitus?

June 12, 2018 - 07:00
Coffee ground vomitus is dark-colored vomit that has blood in it. Possible causes include gastric ulcers, gastritis, liver disease, and cancer. Anyone who vomits blood should seek immediate medical attention. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of coffee ground vomitus.

What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?

June 8, 2018 - 16:00
A mammogram can help a doctor to diagnose breast cancer or monitor how it responds to treatment. Fatty breast tissue appears grey or black on images, while dense tissues such as glands are white. Benign and cancerous tumors, cysts, fibroadenomas, and calcifications also look white. Here, learn more about mammograms.

Eating sensibly may slash death risk for cancer survivors

June 8, 2018 - 07:00
New research shows that a balanced, diverse diet can cut the risk of premature mortality by 65 percent for people who survived different forms of cancer.

Cancer: Using tiny bubbles to starve tumors

June 7, 2018 - 16:00
A study that tested the approach in rat tissue samples shows how tiny bubbles in blood vessels may be used to starve tumors or deliver chemotherapy drugs.

Aspirin's anticancer effect explored

June 7, 2018 - 15:00
The common over-the-counter painkiller aspirin appears to protect against colorectal cancer. A new study uncovers the cellular mechanisms involved.

What is intestinal metaplasia?

June 7, 2018 - 11:00
Intestinal metaplasia is a condition where the cells lining the stomach transform into cells that resemble those found in the intestines. It is considered to be a precancerous condition, but treatments are available. A person can prevent intestinal metaplasia by avoiding risk factors, such as smoking and poor diet.

Can this new discovery help us to eliminate brain cancer?

June 6, 2018 - 15:00
Brain cancer is often difficult to treat, as the tumors formed in this type of cancer are more resistant to therapy. Can we learn to bypass their defenses?

What to know about bladder polyps

June 5, 2018 - 13:00
Bladder polyps occur when abnormal cells grow in the bladder. Polyps can have no symptoms, though some people have symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection. Polyps can be benign or cancerous. Read on to find out about the symptoms and causes of polyps in the bladder, as well as when to see a doctor.