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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.
High dose flu vaccine reduces risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalizations, study finds

High dose flu vaccine reduces risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalizations, study finds

NETRF announces new research grants to advance treatments for neuroendocrine tumors

NETRF announces new research grants to advance treatments for neuroendocrine tumors

Study provides deeper understanding into genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders

Study provides deeper understanding into genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders

First in-car study of rush hour pollution finds alarming results

First in-car study of rush hour pollution finds alarming results

Simple financial incentive may improve rate of colonoscopy screenings

Simple financial incentive may improve rate of colonoscopy screenings

Wayne State researchers receive $1.9 million NIH grant to better understand rare genetic disorders

Wayne State researchers receive $1.9 million NIH grant to better understand rare genetic disorders

Testing treatments using pig model may help minimize drug failure rates for chronic conditions

Testing treatments using pig model may help minimize drug failure rates for chronic conditions

Study seeks to understand social functioning among young adult cancer survivors

Study seeks to understand social functioning among young adult cancer survivors

Trump plan might cut expenses for some insured patients with chronic needs

Trump plan might cut expenses for some insured patients with chronic needs

New genomic research partnership promises to redefine and transform cancer treatment

New genomic research partnership promises to redefine and transform cancer treatment

Noninvasive treatment uses cooled radio energy to provide relief from arthritis pain

Noninvasive treatment uses cooled radio energy to provide relief from arthritis pain

New PET-CT scan can diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis more accurately than traditional tests

New PET-CT scan can diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis more accurately than traditional tests

Researchers devise strategy to target Achilles heel of nervous system cancers

Researchers devise strategy to target Achilles heel of nervous system cancers

Merck, Pfizer and Corning join forces to modernize pharmaceutical glass packaging

Merck, Pfizer and Corning join forces to modernize pharmaceutical glass packaging

Advanced lung cancer patients get survival benefit with use of concurrent chemotherapy, proton therapy

Advanced lung cancer patients get survival benefit with use of concurrent chemotherapy, proton therapy

University of Sussex receives £428K grant for skin cancer research

University of Sussex receives £428K grant for skin cancer research

Epigenetic dysregulation with age in normal breast tissue may contribute to cancer risk

Epigenetic dysregulation with age in normal breast tissue may contribute to cancer risk

Parents have substantial role in curbing drinking habits of adolescents

Parents have substantial role in curbing drinking habits of adolescents

Study: Response to combination immunotherapy in melanoma depends on proportion of immune cells

Study: Response to combination immunotherapy in melanoma depends on proportion of immune cells

Study identifies new mutations linked to hereditary neuroendocrine tumors

Study identifies new mutations linked to hereditary neuroendocrine tumors