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What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?

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.

What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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

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.

Eating sensibly may slash death risk for cancer survivors

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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

The common over-the-counter painkiller aspirin appears to protect against colorectal cancer. A new study uncovers the cellular mechanisms involved.

Aspirin's anticancer effect explored

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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?

Immunotherapy effective against 'untreatable' prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Prostate News - June 6, 2018 - 14:00
For the first time, a major clinical trial shows that immunotherapy can successfully treat very advanced forms of prostate cancer.

Breast cancer: New immunotherapy leads to complete regression

A new and improved form of immunotherapy led to complete regression of breast cancer in a patient who had not responded to any other treatments.

What to know about bladder polyps

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 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.

Bibasilar atelectasis: Symptoms, causes, and complications

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - June 5, 2018 - 07:00
Bibasilar atelectasis is when a lung or lobe in one of the lungs collapses. It is most common when a person is still in the hospital following a surgical procedure. In this article, learn about the symptoms, the obstructive and nonobstructive causes, possible complications, and how doctors treat bibasilar atelectasis.

One injection could kill cancer

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - February 1, 2018 - 08:00
Groundbreaking cancer research might have uncovered a 'one-time application' formula that can help immune cells to eliminate cancer tumors.

What is hairy cell leukemia and how is it treated?

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - January 16, 2018 - 12:00
Learn all about hairy cell leukemia, a form of hematologic cancer. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for the disease.

Is chemo at the heart of cancer regrowth?

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - December 21, 2017 - 10:00
Researchers have discovered that chemotherapy provides the perfect backdrop for 'sleeping' cancer to churn out deadly cancer stem cells.

What is leukopenia?

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - December 13, 2017 - 17:00
Leukopenia is a condition where a person has a reduced number of white blood cells and an increased risk of infection. Learn more.

What are the health benefits of carrot juice?

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - December 13, 2017 - 11:00
Aside from great taste, carrot juice may provide numerous health benefits. Learn about the nutritional value and possible risks of drinking carrot juice.

Bone marrow cancer: What you need to know

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - November 22, 2017 - 08:00
In this article, learn about the types of bone marrow cancer, including multiple myeloma, leukemia, and lymphomas. How are they diagnosed and treated?

Leukemia: Cancer cells killed off with diabetes drug

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - October 16, 2017 - 17:00
Researchers find that boosting fat cells in the bone marrow using a diabetes drug not only kills off leukemic cells, but it also regenerates healthy ones.