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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.
FIRS releases new report that outlines global burden of respiratory disease

FIRS releases new report that outlines global burden of respiratory disease

OGT makes several advances in hybridization-based targeted sequencing

OGT makes several advances in hybridization-based targeted sequencing

Study reveals how enzyme allows brain tumors to grow despite harsh surroundings

Study reveals how enzyme allows brain tumors to grow despite harsh surroundings

Immunotherapy can be more effective in NSCLC patients who received radiation therapy, study shows

Immunotherapy can be more effective in NSCLC patients who received radiation therapy, study shows

NCCN ORP funds researchers to evaluate targeted treatment in EGFRm+ non-small cell lung cancer

NCCN ORP funds researchers to evaluate targeted treatment in EGFRm+ non-small cell lung cancer

Preliminary study: Co-occurrence of COMT and BRCA 1/2 variants may reduce breast cancer incidence

Preliminary study: Co-occurrence of COMT and BRCA 1/2 variants may reduce breast cancer incidence

FDA grants approval for new magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia

FDA grants approval for new magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia

Researchers discover size-sensing protein that controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells

Researchers discover size-sensing protein that controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells

Aggressive care in final days of life for advanced cancer patients not linked to better outcomes

Aggressive care in final days of life for advanced cancer patients not linked to better outcomes

Scientists identify genetic risk factor for equine squamous cell carcinoma

Scientists identify genetic risk factor for equine squamous cell carcinoma

Leica introduces new DMi8 S solution for fast, versatile microscopic imaging of living cells

Leica introduces new DMi8 S solution for fast, versatile microscopic imaging of living cells

Study: Early-stage breast cancer patients undergo inappropriate tests that may increase financial burden

Study: Early-stage breast cancer patients undergo inappropriate tests that may increase financial burden

UW researchers demonstrate new method for digital information processing in living cells

UW researchers demonstrate new method for digital information processing in living cells

Near real-time genomic sequencing reveals how Zika virus entered into the U.S.

Near real-time genomic sequencing reveals how Zika virus entered into the U.S.

Molecule discovered in worm spit could offer solution for non-healing wounds

Molecule discovered in worm spit could offer solution for non-healing wounds

Men appear to have worse chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy than women, research shows

Men appear to have worse chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy than women, research shows

BGU researchers redesign portion of FDA-approved drug into new molecule to treat ALS

BGU researchers redesign portion of FDA-approved drug into new molecule to treat ALS

Feinstein Institute honors Sir Paul Nurse with Cerami Award for cancer research

Feinstein Institute honors Sir Paul Nurse with Cerami Award for cancer research

Study establishes link between sedentary lifestyle and kidney, bladder cancer risk

Study establishes link between sedentary lifestyle and kidney, bladder cancer risk

Yearlong study creates detailed map of microbial colonization in a newly opened hospital

Yearlong study creates detailed map of microbial colonization in a newly opened hospital