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Cancer cells are weaker when made more acidic

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 2, 2018 - 14:00
New research suggests that making the insides of cancer cells more acidic upsets their metabolism. This vulnerability could offer new therapy targets.

'Vaginal rejuvenation' devices 'have serious risks,' warn FDA

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 2, 2018 - 07:00
Some women may opt for a 'vaginal rejuvenation' procedure to improve vaginal tone or pelvic function. This can bring 'serious' health risks, say the FDA.

Cellular mechanism may change cancer treatment

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2018 - 16:00
A newly discovered cellular mechanism could change our understanding of how cancer cells spread, paving the way for new treatments.

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2018 - 15:00
Vitamin D draws a great deal of scientific attention. In this Spotlight, we delve into recent research and explore the vitamin's disease-fighting powers.

Ovarian cancer and weight gain: What's the link?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2018 - 13:00
Some people with ovarian cancer may experience weight gain. Bloating, certain treatments for cancer, or changes in lifestyle after diagnosis could be linked to this weight gain. In this article, we look at the link between weight gain and ovarian cancer and consider some tips for weight management.

Can ovarian cysts become cancerous?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2018 - 12:00
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop in the ovaries. They are often harmless and require no treatment. However, they can sometimes cause symptoms similar to ovarian cancer or, rarely, become cancerous themselves. A doctor may surgically remove an ovarian cyst that is causing problems. Learn more here.

Can coffee cause cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2018 - 10:00
Many people worry that drinking coffee may cause cancer. This is because roasted coffee beans contain acrylamide, a substance that experts classify as a probable carcinogen. However, there are also claims that drinking coffee may prevent certain types of cancer. Here, we examine the link between coffee and cancer.

Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 31, 2018 - 10:00
Pancreatic cancer has a very poor prognosis for survival, but researchers are looking for ways to improve that. Their secret weapon? A cannabis compound.

What are the symptoms of late stage bladder cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 30, 2018 - 18:00
The symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer include tiredness, weakness, and pain. Stage 4 is the most advanced stage of cancer. The standard treatment for late-stage cancer is chemotherapy, but treatment will often focus on palliative care. Learn more about the symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer and the survival rate here.

How cells actively stop breast cancer from becoming invasive

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - July 30, 2018 - 15:00
Contrary to previously held beliefs, new research shows that the so-called myoepithelial cells are not just a passive barrier against breast cancer cells.

Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique

Medical News Today: Prostate News - July 30, 2018 - 07:00
Creating a way to keep prostate cancer cells alive in the laboratory for longer leads to quicker drug trials. Sharing this widely speeds it up further.

Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 30, 2018 - 07:00
Creating a way to keep prostate cancer cells alive in the laboratory for longer leads to quicker drug trials. Sharing this widely speeds it up further.

Everything you need to know about bibasilar crackles

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - July 27, 2018 - 18:00
Bibasilar crackles are abnormal sounds from the base of the lungs, and they usually signal a problem with airflow. Some causes of bibasilar crackles include bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, and heart failure. In this article, we describe the sounds and symptoms in detail. Learn more here.

Cancer cells destroyed with two antipsychotic drugs

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 26, 2018 - 14:00
A new study shows that the antipsychotics perphenazine and fluphenazine can successfully destroy cancer cells in cell cultures and rodents.

What are the early signs of oral cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 25, 2018 - 16:00
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth, including the front of the tongue, the lips, the gums, or inside the cheeks. Symptoms include ulcers that do not heal and pain in the affected area. Causes include the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn more about the warning signs of oral cancer here.

Breast cancer: 'Yin Yang' protein found responsible for tumor growth

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - July 25, 2018 - 10:00
Scientists have uncovered a protein that fuels tumor growth in aggressive breast cancer. The findings may help tackle treatment-resistant tumors.

Breast cancer: 'Yin Yang' protein found responsible for tumor growth

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 25, 2018 - 10:00
Scientists have uncovered a protein that fuels tumor growth in aggressive breast cancer. The findings may help tackle treatment-resistant tumors.

What makes prostate cancer become aggressive? Study investigates

Medical News Today: Prostate News - July 24, 2018 - 16:00
Using a range of tools, researchers identify a plausible mechanism and genes through which a genetic variation influences prostate cancer aggressiveness.

New drug-filled nanocapsules may fight cancer more effectively

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 24, 2018 - 15:00
Scientists have now created more resilient drug-filled nanocapsules that could help scientists in the fight against several conditions, including cancer.

What are the benefits of drinking lime water?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 23, 2018 - 20:00
Proper hydration is essential to overall health. Drinking lime water is a great way to keep hydrated, but it may also help in aiding digestion, improving the skin, and helping promote weight loss. To get some of these benefits, simply add a squeeze of juice or a slice of lime to regular water.