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Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body.

Most cancers are named for where they start. For example, lung cancer starts in the lung, and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis. Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Treatment plans may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy.
Existing drugs could help subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma, suggest scientists

Existing drugs could help subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma, suggest scientists

Study: 45% of U.S. women unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer

Study: 45% of U.S. women unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer

Researchers identify new way to effectively kill cancer stem cells using existing drugs

Researchers identify new way to effectively kill cancer stem cells using existing drugs

Cancer cells may lose copies of ribosomal DNA to enable faster proliferation, study shows

Cancer cells may lose copies of ribosomal DNA to enable faster proliferation, study shows

Scientists discover link between sugar metabolism and peroxisomal biogenesis disorders

Scientists discover link between sugar metabolism and peroxisomal biogenesis disorders

New biomarker assay improves detection, assessment of neuroblastoma

New biomarker assay improves detection, assessment of neuroblastoma

Promises made to protect preexisting conditions prove hollow

Promises made to protect preexisting conditions prove hollow

Human colon organoids fill gap in effectively modeling common GI diseases

Human colon organoids fill gap in effectively modeling common GI diseases

Study: Addition of MRI to mammography improves cancer detection after breast conservation therapy

Study: Addition of MRI to mammography improves cancer detection after breast conservation therapy

HPV testing leads to faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer

HPV testing leads to faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer

Could the mTOR pathway be used to protect against cancer?

Could the mTOR pathway be used to protect against cancer?

New algorithm shortens drug discovery times from years to months

New algorithm shortens drug discovery times from years to months

Study explores secondhand smoke exposure rates among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors

Study explores secondhand smoke exposure rates among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors

New approach finds statistical evidence that ancient gene variants contribute to autism

New approach finds statistical evidence that ancient gene variants contribute to autism

Researchers create new camera that can register fast processes in transparent specimens

Researchers create new camera that can register fast processes in transparent specimens

Scientists develop new algorithm to decipher how immune system recognizes and binds antigens

Scientists develop new algorithm to decipher how immune system recognizes and binds antigens

Insurance expansion improves overall health and reduces mortality, analysis shows

Insurance expansion improves overall health and reduces mortality, analysis shows

NYITCOM expert urges people to take caution of Legionnaires' disease during summer

NYITCOM expert urges people to take caution of Legionnaires' disease during summer

Simple blood test could improve treatment for many stage 2 colon cancer patients

Simple blood test could improve treatment for many stage 2 colon cancer patients

AMSBIO introduce range of cancer exosome samples

AMSBIO introduce range of cancer exosome samples