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  • Jul 2019

    Facts about skin cancer in black people

    Black people can get skin cancer, though it is less likely to affect them than people with lighter skin. For darker-skinned people, it usually occurs on lighter areas of the skin. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    Could targeting this enzyme halt ovarian cancer?

    Scientists have identified an enzyme that promotes cell proliferation in the most common and lethal ovarian cancer and could serve as a treatment target.

  • Jul 2019

    Could artificial intelligence be the future of cancer diagnosis?

    The authors of a recent paper believe that in the future, artificial intelligence might be able to tell benign from malignant lesions without a biopsy.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about proton therapy for breast cancer

    Proton therapy is a type of radiation that can treat cancers, including breast cancer. This article discusses its uses, effectiveness, and procedure.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about mucinous carcinoma

    Mucinous carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that usually affects the breast. In this article, we look at its symptoms, causes, treatments, and the outlook.

  • Jul 2019

    Bowel cancer: 3-drug combo may offer alternative to chemo

    By combining three different drugs, researchers may have found a potential alternative to chemotherapy as a treatment for an advanced form of bowel cancer.

  • Jul 2019

    Could the common cold 'revolutionize' bladder cancer treatment?

    New research suggests that a strain of the common cold may successfully treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, which is 'highly prevalent.'

  • Jul 2019

    Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, may raise cancer risk

    New research finds a link between consuming sugary drinks, including fruit juices with no added sugar, and the risk of overall cancer and breast cancer.

  • Jul 2019

    What can cause itchy skin without a rash?

    Most people associate itchy skin with a rash, but many factors can cause itchy skin without creating a visible rash or skin changes. In this article, we discuss the possible causes and treatments of itching without a rash.

  • Jul 2019

    How does tumor size relate to breast cancer stage?

    Doctors use tumor size to help determine the stage of breast cancer. People with early-stage cancers are likely to have smaller tumors that are easier for doctors to treat. However, doctors take many other factors into account when determining the cancer stage and possible treatment approaches. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    3 creepy crawlies that may revolutionize health

    Are you scared or fascinated by crawling, flying, scurrying critters? This Spotlight feature explains how creepy crawlies may forward clinical research.

  • Jul 2019

    Programming bacteria to fight cancer

    Scientists have shown that programming bacteria to help the immune system fight cancer can shrink tumors and increase survival in mice.

  • Jul 2019

    What is the link between age and breast cancer?

    A person's risk of breast cancer increases with age. Doctors most commonly diagnose the condition in females over the age of 50. However, there are many other factors that can affect the chances of developing breast cancer. Learn about these risk factors, as well as the benefits and risks of regular screening, here.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about tubular carcinoma

    Tubular carcinoma is a type of invasive breast cancer. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of tubular carcinoma and the outlook for people with this cancer.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about medullary breast carcinoma

    Medullary breast carcinoma is a rare type of invasive breast cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of medullary breast carcinoma and the outlook for people with this cancer.

  • Jul 2019

    Best anti-cancer supplements

    Anti-cancer supplements can include vitamin tablets and herbal extracts. However, while supplements may help to reduce a person’s risk of developing cancer or support the body during cancer treatment, no supplement can replace standard cancer therapies. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    Can the Rife machine treat cancer?

    The Rife machine delivers a low energy electromagnetic frequency into the body. It usually consists of a controller box and two electrical pads that a person attaches to their hands or feet. Proponents claim that it can cure cancer and HIV, but there is no scientific evidence to support this. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    Gold nanoparticles promise safe cancer drugs, better vaccines

    A new study suggests that targeting B cells with gold nanoparticles could be a safe way to improve vaccines and treatments for cancer and other diseases.

  • Jul 2019

    Which natural treatments can help people with breast cancer?

    A number of natural and complementary therapies can help support a person’s mind and body during breast cancer treatment and may also help alleviate medication side effects. However, these therapies cannot replace standard treatment for breast cancer. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    How antioxidants can hasten the spread of lung cancer

    Two new studies have uncovered cell mechanisms through which lung cancer uses antioxidants to help it spread to other parts of the body.

  • Jun 2019

    Can Rick Simpson oil help treat cancer?

    Rick Simpson oil is a cannabis extract with high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Some people claim that this oil can help treat cancer. Although there is little to no evidence to suggest that it can cure cancer directly, it may have some use as a complementary treatment. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    Is a diabetes drug the key to aggressive breast cancer?

    The blood sugar-lowering drug metformin changes how cancer stem cells use and metabolize energy, making them more vulnerable to a new treatment.

  • Jun 2019

    Should I worry about breast calcifications?

    Breast calcifications are small deposits of calcium that can appear in the breast tissue. These are visible on mammograms and most are typically benign. Some forms, however, may indicate a form of cancer. Learn more about why they form and what happens if they appear on an X-ray.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about modified radical mastectomy

    A modified radical mastectomy is a less intensive surgery to treat breast cancer than a radical mastectomy. Here, we give an overview, including what the operation is, what to expect, and recovery.

  • Jun 2019

    Intermittent fasting: How I got started

    Accompany our Research Editor as she recalls the highs and lows of her first month of reducing her calories to 800 on 2 days per week.