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  • Nov 2018

    How does a doctor diagnose cancer?

    Cancer is a common disease, and a whole range of outlooks is possible depending on the type and severity. Knowing how recognize and diagnose cancer early on can be the key to improving the outlook. Read on to learn ,pre about the symptoms and diagnostic techniques saving lives every day.

  • Nov 2018

    Pancreatic cancer cells are 'addicted' to key protein

    New research on highly aggressive pancreatic cancers finds that a protein fuels cancer cells to the extent that they become 'addicted' to it.

  • Nov 2018

    New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy

    A new clinical trial finds that a novel drug can boost the strength of radiation therapy in the fight against cancer with 'minimal side effects.'

  • Nov 2018

    Cancer and obesity: Clogged immune cells help explain link

    A recent study examines the relationship between obesity and cancer from a new angle. The researchers look at the potential role of the immune system.

  • Nov 2018

    New way to manipulate immune cells may treat cancer, autoimmune disease

    Altering levels of a molecule that T cells need to grow could help the body fight cancer and lead to new treatments for autoimmune disease.

  • Nov 2018

    Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

    New research looking at the data of tens of thousands of women finds that screening for breast cancer has an important impact on survival.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about cancer

    Cancer is the uncontrolled development of cells. After heart disease, it is the second most common cause of death in the United States. However, researchers continue to develop treatments that result in improved survival rates. Read on to learn more.

  • Nov 2018

    Can dogs detect cancer?

    Dogs have an incredibly sensitive sense of smell. They are able to detect various types of cancer through odor signatures in a person’s breath, urine, and skin. Here, we look at how dogs can detect cancer, the types of cancer they can smell, and how medical professionals can use dogs in cancer research and diagnostics.

  • Nov 2018

    Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

    An innovative new study investigates the link between morning or evening preference and the likelihood of developing breast cancer.

  • Nov 2018

    How does a protein's 'evil twin' promote cancer growth?

    The mutant variant of a cancer-suppressing protein blocks its 'sibling's' activity, researchers have found. This interaction allows cancer to spread.

  • Nov 2018

    Everything you need to know about adrenal cancer

    Adrenal cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands make cortisol, aldosterone, and sex hormones. In this article, learn about the types and symptoms of adrenal cancer, as well as how doctors diagnose it and what the treatment options are. We also cover the possible risk factors.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about nodular melanoma

    Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments for nodular melanoma.

  • Nov 2018

    Can hydrogen peroxide help treat cancer?

    Many people use hydrogen peroxide to treat minor injuries, whiten their teeth, or dye their hair. Some claim that it can help cure cancer, but what does the research say?

  • Nov 2018

    Melanoma: More evidence that antioxidants speed up tumor spread

    New research reveals that antioxidants that bind to mitochondria — the main source of free radicals — either have no effect or cause tumors to grow faster.

  • Nov 2018

    New virus could help destroy cancer

    A new study investigates the potential use of a virus against cancer. Researchers hope that the findings will be useful for different types of cancer.

  • Nov 2018

    Everything you need to know about penile cancer

    Penile cancer is cancer that affects the penis and other male genitals. It often begins on the skin. Penile cancer is relatively rare and is highly treatable in the early stages. In this article, learn more about penile cancer, including its signs and symptoms, potential risk factors, and treatment options.

  • Oct 2018

    Forms of tobacco that give you cancer

    Many people try nicotine replacement or vaping as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, people often speculate as to whether there is a link between nicotine consumption and cancer. The consensus is also unclear as to whether smokeless tobacco causes cancer. Learn more here.

  • Oct 2018

    Does brain size predict brain cancer risk?

    New research suggests that having a larger brain may increase the risk of developing aggressive brain cancer. The higher number of brain cells may be why.

  • Oct 2018

    Does baby powder cause cancer? What to know

    Baby powder manufacturers have recently faced lawsuits that their product, a type of talc, may cause ovarian cancer. Learn about the claims and research here.

  • Oct 2018

    Nature's 'kill code' may destroy cancer

    Two new studies explain how each cell in the body embeds a code that may become active when a healthy cell mutates into a cancerous one.

  • Oct 2018

    Common drugs lead to millions of cases of lung disease

    Many common drugs affect lung health negatively, and these problems are more common than specialists previously thought, concludes a new review.

  • Oct 2018

    What are the advantages of oral chemotherapy?

    Oral chemotherapy in the form of pills, liquids, or tablets is a treatment option for some types and stages of cancer. Advantages include not having to visit a clinic as frequently, while disadvantages include the risk of making dosing errors when taking the medication at home. Learn more about oral chemotherapy here.

  • Oct 2018

    What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

    Side effects of chemotherapy include illness and infection, bleeding easily, hair loss, and nausea or vomiting. Learn more about 10 of the most common side effects, and how to combat them here.

  • Oct 2018

    What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. People should check every month for signs of melanoma and other skin cancers. In this article, we take a close look at the types of skin cancer and the symptoms to look for. We also discuss risk factors and prevention.

  • Oct 2018

    What are the best remedies for neuropathy from chemo?

    Neuropathy from chemo can cause tingling and numbness in the hands and feet. It is a side effect of the chemotherapy drug that a person uses in their cancer treatment. Learn more about the best remedies for neuropathy from chemo, including natural and alternative remedies, such as vitamins, massage, and acupuncture.