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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.
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

New analysis reveals high rate of colon cancer screening among dialysis patients

New analysis reveals high rate of colon cancer screening among dialysis patients

MSK scientists discover epigenetic mechanism promoting breast cancer

MSK scientists discover epigenetic mechanism promoting breast cancer

Random DNA copying ‘mistakes’ account for most cancer mutations, study finds

Random DNA copying ‘mistakes’ account for most cancer mutations, study finds

Research suggests way to reverse age-related and radiation-induced DNA damage

Research suggests way to reverse age-related and radiation-induced DNA damage

Scientists developing novel imaging techniques to provide immediate diagnoses for cancer patients

Scientists developing novel imaging techniques to provide immediate diagnoses for cancer patients

Research suggests novel strategy to target genetic anomaly in prostate cancers

Research suggests novel strategy to target genetic anomaly in prostate cancers

SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form

SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form

Study finds direct link between increasing width of vestibular aqueduct and severity of child's hearing loss

Study finds direct link between increasing width of vestibular aqueduct and severity of child's hearing loss

Study identifies potential risks for mothers who are cancer survivors

Study identifies potential risks for mothers who are cancer survivors

New clinical approach offers hope for patients with aggressive brain cancer

New clinical approach offers hope for patients with aggressive brain cancer

PRECISION Panc project aims to develop personalised treatments for pancreatic cancer patients

PRECISION Panc project aims to develop personalised treatments for pancreatic cancer patients

FDA grants accelerated approval to new drug for treatment of rare form of skin cancer

FDA grants accelerated approval to new drug for treatment of rare form of skin cancer

Study compares arm measures to BMI for assessing nutritional status of leukemia survivors

Study compares arm measures to BMI for assessing nutritional status of leukemia survivors

Genome sequencing approach opens door to therapy options for rare, neglected cancers

Genome sequencing approach opens door to therapy options for rare, neglected cancers

Researchers identify odorant troenan that can inhibit colorectal cancer growth

Researchers identify odorant troenan that can inhibit colorectal cancer growth

Statin drugs may offer treatment option for chronic liver disease

Statin drugs may offer treatment option for chronic liver disease

Researchers unravel how drug interacts with ribosome to halt protein production

Researchers unravel how drug interacts with ribosome to halt protein production

New partnership funds research studies that aim to improve quality of palliative care for people with MND

New partnership funds research studies that aim to improve quality of palliative care for people with MND