- Oral contraceptives provide some protection against cancer for up to 30 years after taking the pill.
- Scientists try to figure out why exercise helps ward off cancer.
- Scientists find that a vitamin supplement could significantly reduce the effects of air pollution.
- If it seems like almost everything can kill you, that's because it can.
- New research suggests survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma, a blood cancer, are at higher risk for developing other forms of cancer later in life, such as breast cancer and lung cancer.
- New study says the vitamin is up to 10 times more effective at stopping cancer cell growth than an experimental drug.
- A new experimental gene therapy drug has cured a third of seriously ill lymphoma patients involved in a clinical trial. However, the same drug may also have killed two volunteers. More research is needed.
- A new study has identified a "clue" in the blood that could identify the presence of cancer, and also tell doctors where in the body the tumor is located.
- This nutrient could undo some major environmental damage.
- A new study has found that a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy is more effective at treating liver cancer tumors than either of the treatments when used on their own.
- People are getting colon cancer younger, and it may have something to do with the rise in obesity.
- Devastating cancer treatment side effects could become a thing of the past once doctors can rely on proteins like CD40, which destroys tumors and doesn’t touch healthy cells.
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.