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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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Many grapple with PTSD after a cancer diagnosis

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers point to a large incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder cases at 6 months after a cancer diagnosis and urge better mental health support.

Grandparents, are you putting your grandchildren at risk of cancer?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers say that grandparents should be more careful: spoiling their grandchildren and exposing them to bad habits may increase their risk of cancer.

Existing parasite drug may fight prostate, colon cancer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers are testing the potential of a known antiparasite drug in the treatment of colon and prostate cancer. The drug can inhibit cancer cell growth.

Deadly brain tumors halted by blocking telomere protein

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

By blocking TRF1, a protein involved in the protection of telomeres, researchers were able to halt the growth of glioblastoma tumors in mice.

Even light drinkers at risk of cancer

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Think that glass of wine in the evening is harmless? Well think again. A new study from ASCO says that even light drinking can increase the risk of cancer.

Are there any alternatives to a prostate biopsy?

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

Some people may be concerned about the drawbacks to a prostate biopsy. We look at three alternative options that could help diagnose prostate cancer.

Risk of breast cancer's return continues long after treatment ends

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers find that the risk of breast cancer recurrence stays high for decades after treatment. They ask whether therapy should continue for longer.

Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how altering the structure of chromatin in cancer cells could make them vulnerable to chemotherapy and other treatments.

Warfarin may prevent cancer

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

The anticoagulant warfarin may do more than prevent blood clots. Researchers have found that the drug may also protect against cancer development.

Men with low testosterone less likely to have prostate cancer

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

New study findings confirm the so-called androgen receptor saturation theory and may help to reduce prostate cancer risk in the future.

Strength training may lower early death risk

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Emerging research suggests that strength training is at least as important as low-intensity, or aerobic, exercises. It may even help lower death risk.

Curved penis may increase cancer risk

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Peyronie's disease is a relatively common condition that causes the penis to curve. The latest research finds that it may also increase the risk of cancer.

Colorectal cancer: Increasing fiber intake may lower death risk

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Patients diagnosed with non-metastatic colorectal cancer could improve their survival by increasing their intake of fiber, a new study suggests.

Six surprising health risks in your home

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

The home is a safe haven, but are we aware of the health risks hidden in its nooks and crannies? Here we investigate the less obvious domestic hazards.

Scientists discover 27 genes that could halt cancer

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

With a statistical model and an analysis of more than 2,000 tumors, researchers have discovered 27 genes that can stop tumor development.

Common acid reflux drug increases stomach cancer risk

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Proton pump inhibitors are used to treat acid reflux. A study finds that if they are taken regularly over the long-term, they increase stomach cancer risk.

Soy component could improve breast cancer treatment

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that a component of soy foods may have the potential to improve breast cancer treatments, leading to the suppression of tumors.

Aspirin slashes risk of gastrointestinal cancer

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A large-scale study finds that regular, long-term use of aspirin may be able to prevent the development of different gastrointestinal cancers.

Fertility preservation: What are women's options?

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Medical or personal reasons may prompt women to consider fertility preservation. Find out what the options are and what research may bring in the future.

Bladder cancer: Noninvasive urine test steps closer

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

At the SIU symposium, researchers revealed how a novel noninvasive urine test can accurately detect bladder cancer in low- and high-risk patients.

All you need to know about antalgic gait

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at antalgic gait, where leg or foot pain can alter the way a person walks. Included is detail on symptoms and the outlook for the condition.

Precision medicine: From 'one-size-fits-all' to personalized healthcare

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Advances in technology have brought us one step closer to the dream of individualized healthcare that precision medicine promises. What is next?

'Self-regulating nanoparticles' can be made just hot enough to kill cancer

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

Self-regulating nanoparticles could overcome a major hurdle in the use of hyperthermia for the treatment of cancer: controlling the target temperature.

What is syringoma and how is it treated?

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

We look at syringoma, a condition involving a non-cancerous growth in the sweat glands. Learn about the types, and the surgical treatment options, here.

Five reasons for a false-positive pregnancy test result

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

What are the possible reasons for a false-positive result with a home pregnancy test? Learn more here, along with what to do if a test result is positive.