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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 met

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Eight cancers could be diagnosed with a single blood test

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers have created a blood test that can detect eight cancer types with high specificity, representing a major step forward in cancer diagnostics.

Why you shouldn't put off that Pap test any longer

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

It's Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we turn to an important topic: the Pap test. What is it, should it scare you, and why should you get it done?

Colon cancer: Could proinflammatory diets raise risk?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A large-scale study examines the link between diets rich in pro-inflammatory markers and the risk of developing colorectal cancer.

How gum disease could lead to cancer

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

How well do you look after your oral health? New research has now linked the bacteria responsible for gum disease with certain types of cancer.

What is hairy cell leukemia and how is it treated?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:00:00 PST

Learn all about hairy cell leukemia, a form of hematologic cancer. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for the disease.

What you should know about throat ulcers

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

A look at throat ulcers, a condition that makes it hard to swallow and causes other problems. Included is detail on diagnosis and home remedies.

What is fibrosarcoma and what are the symptoms?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

Learn all about fibrosarcoma, a form of cancer affecting the cells that create fibrous tissue in the body. We look at symptoms, diagnosis, and prognosis.

Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A cocktail of engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in the future, researchers suggest.

What are the health benefits of aronia berries?

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

Learn about the potential benefits of aronia. We look at the nutritional content of these berries, along with how they can be incorporated into a diet.

Prostate cancer: 'Whole' Mediterranean diet could reduce your risk

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

A study of three diets found that only a high adherence to the whole Mediterranean dietary pattern is linked to lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

What is mesenteric panniculitis?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:00:00 PST

Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment.

Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells.

Stinging nettles: A new approach to cancer

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new drug that specifically targets cancer cell metabolism has been discovered. It is 'switched on' by a chemical found in stinging nettles and ants.

How your gut bacteria may protect you from cancer

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

The so-called good bacteria in our gut can influence our chances of developing colorectal cancer by altering our gene activity, suggests new research.

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study.

Just two sausages per week may raise breast cancer risk

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest that eating just 9 grams of processed meats per day, or two sausages per week, could increase women's risk of breast cancer.

Your gut microbes may give melanoma treatment a boost

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

People with advanced melanoma who had healthy levels of specific gut bacteria responded better to immunotherapy than those who did not, a new study found.

Sticking to New Year's resolutions could cut cancer risk

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Resolved to eat better and exercise more in 2018? A new study finds that sticking to such lifestyle changes could lower the risk of cancer by a third.

Cancer: Virus fuels immune system to attack brain tumors

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

From the bloodstream, a wild virus selectively entered cancer cells in patients' brain tumors and made it easier for the immune system to destroy them.

How does alcohol cause cancer?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

It is established that alcohol can cause cancer, but the exact mechanisms behind the process are unclear. New research takes a more detailed look.

How blueberries help to kill cancer cells

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest that the success of radiation therapy against cancer cells could be increased significantly, thanks to blueberries.

Head and neck cancer: Acid reflux may raise risk in seniors

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds a strong association between acid reflux and cancers of the respiratory and upper digestive tracts in older adults.

Can you get cancer on the tonsils?

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 05:00:00 PST

Tonsil cancer is a rare form of cancer with symptoms that are often similar to other illnesses. Learn more about the risk factors and how it is treated.

Deadly skin cancer could be halted with arthritis drug

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Adding a drug for rheumatoid arthritis to existing treatments for melanoma skin cancer halted cancer cell growth in mice, researchers report.

Electric field therapy boosts survival from deadly brain tumor

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Glioblastoma is a deadly brain cancer with poor outcomes. But the final results of a phase III trial reveal that a novel treatment could increase survival.