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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.
Virtual environment education decreases anxiety before prostate cancer treatment

Virtual environment education decreases anxiety before prostate cancer treatment

Increase in BRCA testing may not necessarily mean better diagnosis of women at risk, study suggests

Increase in BRCA testing may not necessarily mean better diagnosis of women at risk, study suggests

Insilico Medicine to present research findings in AI for drug discovery at BioDataWorld West Congress

Insilico Medicine to present research findings in AI for drug discovery at BioDataWorld West Congress

Researchers study risk of thrombosis and bleeding in urological surgery

Researchers study risk of thrombosis and bleeding in urological surgery

Combination of high-intensity ultrasound and immunotherapy may be effective in treating cancer

Combination of high-intensity ultrasound and immunotherapy may be effective in treating cancer

Colorectal cancer rates appear to be increasing among young adults

Colorectal cancer rates appear to be increasing among young adults

Hamilton Robotics and Zymo Research team up to strengthen epigenetics research

Hamilton Robotics and Zymo Research team up to strengthen epigenetics research

Major grant funds research effort that seeks to understand complexity of invasive cancer

Major grant funds research effort that seeks to understand complexity of invasive cancer

AMSBIO launches new automation-friendly cell-free DNA purification kit

AMSBIO launches new automation-friendly cell-free DNA purification kit

Immunotherapy drug becomes first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC

Immunotherapy drug becomes first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC

Researchers pinpoint Jumonji protein as key to Ewing's Sarcoma spread

Researchers pinpoint Jumonji protein as key to Ewing's Sarcoma spread

Early detection of colorectal cancer can save lives

Early detection of colorectal cancer can save lives

Researchers develop nanoparticle to deliver potential new drug to breast cancer cells

Researchers develop nanoparticle to deliver potential new drug to breast cancer cells

Study finds increased body fat in childhood brain cancer survivors

Study finds increased body fat in childhood brain cancer survivors

Berkeley researchers search for cancer clues in sample of blood

Berkeley researchers search for cancer clues in sample of blood

New CDISC data standard assists in development of potential Ebola treatments

New CDISC data standard assists in development of potential Ebola treatments

New method using gold microstructures could effectively deliver drugs or DNA into cells

New method using gold microstructures could effectively deliver drugs or DNA into cells

Review provides new understanding of cytokine mediated effects on inflammatory disorders

Review provides new understanding of cytokine mediated effects on inflammatory disorders

MRI brain scans may help clinicians decide between CBT and drug treatment for depression

MRI brain scans may help clinicians decide between CBT and drug treatment for depression

Study reveals intriguing crosstalk between metabolism and epigenetics in cancer development

Study reveals intriguing crosstalk between metabolism and epigenetics in cancer development