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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.
New platform to perform live-cell analysis to be displayed by Essen BioScience at upcoming conference

New platform to perform live-cell analysis to be displayed by Essen BioScience at upcoming conference

First breath of newborn shapes lifelong immunological milieu of lungs

First breath of newborn shapes lifelong immunological milieu of lungs

Drugs that target tissue stiffness could potentially prevent cancer metastasis

Drugs that target tissue stiffness could potentially prevent cancer metastasis

Study: Hormonal maintenance therapy may improve survival in women with low-grade serous carcinoma

Study: Hormonal maintenance therapy may improve survival in women with low-grade serous carcinoma

Community-based palliative care linked to reduction in ER visits for dying patients

Community-based palliative care linked to reduction in ER visits for dying patients

Treating multiple myeloma with rabbit virus eliminates majority of malignant cells, study shows

Treating multiple myeloma with rabbit virus eliminates majority of malignant cells, study shows

Melanoma patients' immunotherapy response linked to diversity and makeup of gut bacteria

Melanoma patients' immunotherapy response linked to diversity and makeup of gut bacteria

Researchers identify novel gene critical to development of lung and pancreatic cancer

Researchers identify novel gene critical to development of lung and pancreatic cancer

Research on repair of broken hearts hints at possibility of new designer cardiovascular therapies

Research on repair of broken hearts hints at possibility of new designer cardiovascular therapies

Smokers with existing illnesses more likely to use e-cigarettes, study finds

Smokers with existing illnesses more likely to use e-cigarettes, study finds

Penn expert suggests shorter radiation treatment for men with prostate cancer

Penn expert suggests shorter radiation treatment for men with prostate cancer

Gene expression patterns could help predict treatment for breast cancer, research shows

Gene expression patterns could help predict treatment for breast cancer, research shows

Alcohol can cause more damaging effects to women than men

Alcohol can cause more damaging effects to women than men

Supervised exercise training at moderate intensity improves prognosis for heart failure

Supervised exercise training at moderate intensity improves prognosis for heart failure

Danish research may pave way for immunological treatment of cancer

Danish research may pave way for immunological treatment of cancer

Cedars-Sinai researchers move closer to developing biological pacemaker with new $3 million NIH grant

Cedars-Sinai researchers move closer to developing biological pacemaker with new $3 million NIH grant

UofL researcher receives NIH grant to study microbes responsible for protecting against malaria

UofL researcher receives NIH grant to study microbes responsible for protecting against malaria

Researchers find novel, non-invasive approach for diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer

Researchers find novel, non-invasive approach for diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer

Scientists unlock heart-protective benefits of soy

Scientists unlock heart-protective benefits of soy

Research may show new ways to repress inflammation at outset

Research may show new ways to repress inflammation at outset