Cancer is a broad group of various diseases, all involving unregulated cell growth. In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system or bloodstream. Not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors do not grow uncontrollably, do not invade neighboring tissues, and do not spread throughout the body.
By Matthew Mientka | May 18, 2013 05:29 PM EDT
A new study shows that being HIV positive diminish the effectiveness of a liver transplant to treat hepatocellular carcinoma.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 18, 2013 12:16 PM EDT
Dr. Christine Daniel received a 14-year sentence for falsely promising patients that she had a cure for their terminal illnesses.
By Justin Caba | May 17, 2013 04:46 PM EDT
Tweleve-year-old Cristian Beasley got the surprise of his life this week when a NFL star J.J. Watt stopped by to visit.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 17, 2013 04:23 PM EDT
The new drug will soon be submitted to the FDA for approval to treat the blood cell proliferative disorder myelofibrosis.
By Susan Scutti | May 16, 2013 02:07 PM EDT
The biopharmaceutical company, which operates in over 100 countries, has issued an update on its oncology pipeline for 2013.
By Justin Caba | May 16, 2013 09:58 AM EDT
After finding out he had prostate cancer just last June, comedian Tommy Chong announces a cancer-free diagnosis that he claims is due to a steady regimen of hash oil.
By Anthony Rivas | May 15, 2013 07:40 PM EDT
Fred White, the former broadcaster for the Kansas City Royals, died earlier today from complications of melanoma, the deadly skin cancer.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 15, 2013 06:35 PM EDT
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By Susan Scutti | May 15, 2013 04:39 PM EDT
Your doctor has recommended a hysterectomy, and now you're feeling afraid and anxious... learn the five things you need to know here.
By Justin Caba | May 15, 2013 03:52 PM EDT
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By Evan Winchester | May 15, 2013 03:59 PM EDT
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By Evan Winchester | May 15, 2013 02:24 PM EDT
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By Christie Rizk | May 15, 2013 04:20 PM EDT
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By Ansa Varughese | May 15, 2013 10:10 AM EDT
After undergoing a double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie plans another surgery to have her ovaries removed, People magazine reported.
By Elijah Wolfson | May 14, 2013 07:16 AM EDT
In a New York Times Op-Ed piece titled "My Medical Choice," movie star Angelina Jolie revealed that she has undergone a double mastectomy after discovering she carries the BRCA1 gene, which increases the risk of developing breast cancer.