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Cancer update: Research from August 2018

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 31, 2018 - 15:00
In this article, we outline some of the most interesting recent findings from cancer research, covering work from a range of institutions and journals.

What are the signs of prostate infection?

Medical News Today: Prostate News - August 31, 2018 - 01:00
When an infection in the prostate results in inflammation, this is called bacterial prostatitis. Symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen and difficulty urinating. The infection may be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term), and a treatment plan may include medication, or surgery. Learn more here.

Cancer: Using cell metabolism to fight stubborn tumors

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 30, 2018 - 16:00
Targeting cell metabolism could stop cancer cells from using a survival mechanism called autophagy to escape treatment and seed new tumors, says new study.

Are red spots on the breast a sign of cancer?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 30, 2018 - 00:00
There are many possible causes of red spots or a rash on the breast, including allergic reactions, infections, problems with the milk ducts, and several other skin conditions. However, red spots can sometimes be an early sign of inflammatory breast cancer or Paget’s disease of the breast. Learn more here.

Are red spots on the breast a sign of cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 29, 2018 - 23:00
There are many possible causes of red spots or a rash on the breast, including allergic reactions, infections, problems with the milk ducts, and several other skin conditions. However, red spots can sometimes be an early sign of inflammatory breast cancer or Paget’s disease of the breast. Learn more here.

What are the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 29, 2018 - 20:00
People living a sedentary lifestyle spend too much time engaging in behaviors that expend very little energy. A sedentary lifestyle can cause severe health issues, including cancer, diabetes, and poor cardiovascular health. Solutions include doing more exercise. Learn about the effects of a sedentary lifestyle here.

Primary breast cancer can 'shut down its own spread'

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 29, 2018 - 08:00
Groundbreaking research finds that primary breast cancers can stop their own spread. The findings may help prevent metastasis by 'freezing' tumors.

Primary breast cancer can 'shut down its own spread'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 29, 2018 - 07:00
Groundbreaking research finds that primary breast cancers can stop their own spread. The findings may help prevent metastasis by 'freezing' tumors.

Dogs: Our best friends in sickness and in health

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 26, 2018 - 10:00
Dogs really are a person's best friend — not least because they impact both our physical and our mental health. In this Spotlight, we explain why and how.

What can cause spots on the tongue?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 22, 2018 - 12:00
There are many tiny spots or bumps on the tongue that people need for taste and sensation. But spots on the tongue that are unusual in size or appearance could be the sign of a health issue. Causes of unusual spots include lie bumps, burns, canker sores, infections, and oral cancer. Learn more here.

How to create and destroy metastatic cancer cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 22, 2018 - 07:00
By tinkering with a cancer cell's waste disposal system, its ability to metastasize can be compromised. A new study delves into the details.

What signs of breast cancer are there other than a lump?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 21, 2018 - 18:00
A lump in the breast can be a sign of breast cancer, but other changes in the breast can also signify this condition. Other potential warning signs include texture changes, nipple discharge, and breast pain. Learn more about eight possible symptoms of breast cancer besides a lump, and when to see a doctor.

What signs of breast cancer are there other than a lump?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 21, 2018 - 17:00
A lump in the breast can be a sign of breast cancer, but other changes in the breast can also signify this condition. Other potential warning signs include texture changes, nipple discharge, and breast pain. Learn more about eight possible symptoms of breast cancer besides a lump, and when to see a doctor.

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 21, 2018 - 16:00
Scientists argue that episodes of infectious fever increase the immune system's ability to fight cancer through their effect on particular types of T cell.

Cancer: Deleting two molecules boosts immune response

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 21, 2018 - 15:00
New research finds that deleting two key molecules can help immune cells survive for longer and grow stronger in the fight against cancer and infections.

What is trauma to the breast?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 20, 2018 - 18:00
A traumatic breast injury may occur for many reasons, including a fall or sports injury. Symptoms can include pain and bruising, depending on the severity of the injury. A traumatic breast injury cannot cause cancer. Treatment typically involves rest and precautions to prevent further injury. Learn more here.

Targeting one enzyme could treat cancer, diabetes, and obesity

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 20, 2018 - 16:00
A study into the enzyme PI3KC2A reveals its role in internal cell signaling processes, the disruption of which can lead to cancer, obesity, and diabetes.

What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer?

Medical News Today: Prostate News - August 16, 2018 - 18:00
Age, genetics, and a poor diet are among the many risk factors for prostate cancer. By taking certain steps, a person may be able to reduce their risk. For example, adding soy products and coffee to the diet may help. Learn about natural ways to prevent prostate cancer here.

'Junk DNA' has role in cancer spread, say scientists

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - August 16, 2018 - 17:00
Scientists find that parts of DNA once considered to be 'junk' actually instruct cells to make RNA molecules that keep cancer-promoting genes switched on.

What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 16, 2018 - 17:00
Age, genetics, and a poor diet are among the many risk factors for prostate cancer. By taking certain steps, a person may be able to reduce their risk. For example, adding soy products and coffee to the diet may help. Learn about natural ways to prevent prostate cancer here.