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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.
Genomic analysis of brain tumor helps doctors keep cancer at bay for five years

Genomic analysis of brain tumor helps doctors keep cancer at bay for five years

‘Rapid Breast MRI’ method may potentially save thousands of women from cancer

‘Rapid Breast MRI’ method may potentially save thousands of women from cancer

Medical device safety problems prompt regulators to call for better reporting

Medical device safety problems prompt regulators to call for better reporting

New approach could make organometallic catalysis applicable for therapy or diagnostics

New approach could make organometallic catalysis applicable for therapy or diagnostics

Study provides insight into how microRNA may amplify effects of drug treatment in liver cancer

Study provides insight into how microRNA may amplify effects of drug treatment in liver cancer

Targeting tumor suppressor protein could be effective treatment for some AML patients, study suggests

Targeting tumor suppressor protein could be effective treatment for some AML patients, study suggests

MU professor develops mandatory medical school curriculum about indigenous health

MU professor develops mandatory medical school curriculum about indigenous health

New imaging technology catches DNA naturally fluorescing

New imaging technology catches DNA naturally fluorescing

Research provides more evidence that mRNA vaccines can protect mice against Zika virus

Research provides more evidence that mRNA vaccines can protect mice against Zika virus

New study confirms role of PAK4 protein in growth, spread of pancreatic cancer cells

New study confirms role of PAK4 protein in growth, spread of pancreatic cancer cells

Lower vitamin D levels increase risk of clinical relapse in Ulcerative Colitis patients, study finds

Lower vitamin D levels increase risk of clinical relapse in Ulcerative Colitis patients, study finds

Walking could improve quality of life for patients with advanced cancer, study finds

Walking could improve quality of life for patients with advanced cancer, study finds

Young adults, adolescents with acute leukemia treated at specialized cancer centers have higher survival rates

Young adults, adolescents with acute leukemia treated at specialized cancer centers have higher survival rates

UAB to bring advanced cancer-fighting radiation technology to Alabama

UAB to bring advanced cancer-fighting radiation technology to Alabama

Scientists map vast spider web of cancer proteins to reveal new drug targets

Scientists map vast spider web of cancer proteins to reveal new drug targets

Researchers create novel model that reveals cellular, molecular events driving leukemia progression

Researchers create novel model that reveals cellular, molecular events driving leukemia progression

SLU scientist examines potential biomarkers for pain linked to debilitating health conditions

SLU scientist examines potential biomarkers for pain linked to debilitating health conditions

UT Southwestern scientists unravel role of PARP enzymes in major cellular activities

UT Southwestern scientists unravel role of PARP enzymes in major cellular activities

Discovery of 'molecular switch' could lead to effective new treatments for auto-immune diseases

Discovery of 'molecular switch' could lead to effective new treatments for auto-immune diseases

Doctors use targeted molecular drugs to treat fatal cancerous blood syndromes

Doctors use targeted molecular drugs to treat fatal cancerous blood syndromes