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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.
Study offers better understanding of progression of metastatic breast cancer

Study offers better understanding of progression of metastatic breast cancer

Are your bowel symptoms serious?

Are your bowel symptoms serious?

Study highlights need for personalized approaches to prostate cancer screening in high-risk black men

Study highlights need for personalized approaches to prostate cancer screening in high-risk black men

Study shows how brain genes influence food intake and dietary preferences

Study shows how brain genes influence food intake and dietary preferences

Researchers discover cancer-fighting properties in beta blockers

Researchers discover cancer-fighting properties in beta blockers

Researchers identify obesity as leading cause of preventable life-years lost

Researchers identify obesity as leading cause of preventable life-years lost

Transgenic fruit flies can shed light on genetic mutations that underlie kidney disease in humans

Transgenic fruit flies can shed light on genetic mutations that underlie kidney disease in humans

High-fat diet and obesity drive liver immune cells to promote metabolic syndrome

High-fat diet and obesity drive liver immune cells to promote metabolic syndrome

Latest advances in antibody delivery mediated by rAAV for treatment of chronic and infectious diseases

Latest advances in antibody delivery mediated by rAAV for treatment of chronic and infectious diseases

Researchers identify unique bleeding syndrome linked to cirrhosis and portal hypertension

Researchers identify unique bleeding syndrome linked to cirrhosis and portal hypertension

New technique can test effectiveness of treatments for breast cancer metastases in bone

New technique can test effectiveness of treatments for breast cancer metastases in bone

Researchers use gene-editing tool to restore visual function in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa

Researchers use gene-editing tool to restore visual function in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa

Alcoholism may have different effects on the brain’s reward system of women than in men

Alcoholism may have different effects on the brain’s reward system of women than in men

Researchers develop new approach to protect stem cell recipients from graft-versus-host disease

Researchers develop new approach to protect stem cell recipients from graft-versus-host disease

Cycling to work may reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death

Cycling to work may reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death

Clinical Cytology Biobank chooses Micronic's storage tubes for preservation of gynaecological cell samples

Clinical Cytology Biobank chooses Micronic's storage tubes for preservation of gynaecological cell samples

Restricting amino acids in diet slows tumor growth, prolongs survival in mice

Restricting amino acids in diet slows tumor growth, prolongs survival in mice

RCSI researchers discover that function of KCNQ1 gene is linked to survival of colon cancer patients

RCSI researchers discover that function of KCNQ1 gene is linked to survival of colon cancer patients

Cancer Research UK, CRT Pioneer Fund, and NCI join forces to tackle ‘undruggable’ RAS mutations

Cancer Research UK, CRT Pioneer Fund, and NCI join forces to tackle ‘undruggable’ RAS mutations

Researchers identify novel molecular mechanism involved in progression, metastasis of TNBC

Researchers identify novel molecular mechanism involved in progression, metastasis of TNBC