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  • Sep 2018

    What to know about radiation dermatitis

    Radiation dermatitis occurs when radiotherapy, a standard cancer treatment, damages the healthy skin cells. People can ease skin redness and peeling with calming skincare routines, some of which we explain here.

  • Sep 2018

    Fighting brain cancer with the Zika virus

    Scientists have found some surprising common ground between the Zika virus and brain cancer. They hope that a Zika vaccine may help combat glioblastoma.

  • Sep 2018

    Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk?

    New research finds more evidence that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. Obesity is also a factor, authors confirm.

  • Sep 2018

    Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

    A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer.

  • Sep 2018

    Double mastectomy recovery: What to know

    It can be difficult to know what to expect after a double mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the physical and emotional side effects of surgery and provide tips to aid recovery at home. We also cover how to prepare for the procedure and the length of the recovery time.

  • Sep 2018

    Leukemia rash pictures

    Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. Symptoms may include petechiae, which are tiny red, brown, or purple spots on the skin that resemble a rash. Rashes and other skin conditions are common and are not usually signs of cancer. Learn what a leukemia rash looks like and when to see a doctor here.

  • Sep 2018

    Cancer: Scientists reveal how to boost radiotherapy

    Scientists reveal that targeting a pathway in cancer cells that controls the motion of their mitochondria could make them more yielding to radiotherapy.

  • Sep 2018

    Cancer: New target found for drug-resistant tumors

    Scientists have uncovered a previously uncharted mechanism of cell growth that helps several cancers resist rapamycin and similar drugs.

  • Sep 2018

    Do bacteria cause stomach cancer?

    Infections with one type of bacteria increase the risk for stomach cancer. Now, specialists have identified exactly which bacterial strain may be at fault.

  • Sep 2018

    Breast cancer: Discovery of new factor may improve therapy

    Researchers have found a previously unknown mechanism in the development of breast cancer, involving an enzyme that plays a key role in lactation.

  • Sep 2018

    Vaping 'pumps' cancer-causing substances into the lungs

    A new study confirms that e-cigarette users absorb 'significant' quantities of carcinogenic substances into their lungs through vaping.

  • Sep 2018

    What makes aggressive brain cancer 'immortal?'

    Aggressive brain cancer cells are able to prolong their own lifespans indefinitely. How does this happen, and what strategy might curb this mechanism?

  • Sep 2018

    Blocking ovarian cancer's energy supply helps curb spread

    New research reveals that, to fuel tumor invasion of nearby tissue, ovarian cancer cells recruit supporting cells to supply energy from glycogen.

  • Sep 2018

    New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model

    A team of experts has conducted tests in mice for a potent new vaccine against melanoma. So far, the researchers have observed a 100 percent success rate.

  • Sep 2018

    What to know about leukemia survival rates

    Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells. A person's chances of surviving leukemia depend on a variety of factors, including their age, overall health, time of diagnosis, and response to treatment. Children and younger people have higher survival rates. Learn more in this article.

  • Sep 2018

    Ovarian cancer: Scientists find a way to launch dual attack

    Antibody immunotherapy for solid tumors has shown limited success. Now, one that attacks two targets in ovarian cancer cells promises to improve prospects.

  • Aug 2018

    Benefits of black seed oil

    Black seed oil has a long history of use in traditional medicine as people believe that it offers a range of health benefits. Does it really work though? In this article, we look at the scientific research on how black seed oil affects health. We explore its effects on medical conditions, skin health, and weight loss.

  • Aug 2018

    Cancer update: Research from August 2018

    In this article, we outline some of the most interesting recent findings from cancer research, covering work from a range of institutions and journals.

  • Aug 2018

    Cancer: Using cell metabolism to fight stubborn tumors

    Targeting cell metabolism could stop cancer cells from using a survival mechanism called autophagy to escape treatment and seed new tumors, says new study.

  • Aug 2018

    Are red spots on the breast a sign of cancer?

    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.

  • Aug 2018

    What are the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle?

    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.

  • Aug 2018

    Primary breast cancer can 'shut down its own spread'

    Groundbreaking research finds that primary breast cancers can stop their own spread. The findings may help prevent metastasis by 'freezing' tumors.

  • Aug 2018

    Dogs: Our best friends in sickness and in health

    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.

  • Aug 2018

    What can cause spots on the tongue?

    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.

  • Aug 2018

    How to create and destroy metastatic cancer cells

    By tinkering with a cancer cell's waste disposal system, its ability to metastasize can be compromised. A new study delves into the details.