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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.
People who undergo CT lung cancer screening more likely to stop smoking

People who undergo CT lung cancer screening more likely to stop smoking

Researchers develop online tool to predict survival of cancer patients

Researchers develop online tool to predict survival of cancer patients

Study offers potential new strategy for use of retinoids against some breast cancers

Study offers potential new strategy for use of retinoids against some breast cancers

Research offers explanation for ineffectiveness of checkpoint immunotherapy against bladder cancer

Research offers explanation for ineffectiveness of checkpoint immunotherapy against bladder cancer

Men with hepatitis B more likely to develop severe liver disease despite lifestyle choices

Men with hepatitis B more likely to develop severe liver disease despite lifestyle choices

Pharmacy group ASHP opposes proposed cuts to Medicare payment rates for drugs

Pharmacy group ASHP opposes proposed cuts to Medicare payment rates for drugs

African-American patients have increased gene mutations in tobacco-related tumors, study finds

African-American patients have increased gene mutations in tobacco-related tumors, study finds

Important things that women need to know about heart disease

Important things that women need to know about heart disease

Study reveals effectiveness of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer

Study reveals effectiveness of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers discover mechanism that plays key role in development of resistance to immunotherapy

Researchers discover mechanism that plays key role in development of resistance to immunotherapy

Study may have important implications for treatment of heart attacks and cancer

Study may have important implications for treatment of heart attacks and cancer

Physical activity linked to reduced fatigue, better cognitive function in cancer survivors

Physical activity linked to reduced fatigue, better cognitive function in cancer survivors

Scientists reveal communication system between knee joint and developing bones in mice

Scientists reveal communication system between knee joint and developing bones in mice

Scope maker Olympus hit with $6.6 million verdict in superbug outbreak case

Scope maker Olympus hit with $6.6 million verdict in superbug outbreak case

Black neighborhoods, segregated cities found to have high levels of noise pollution

Black neighborhoods, segregated cities found to have high levels of noise pollution

Living in rural households lowers person's risk of developing IBD, study finds

Living in rural households lowers person's risk of developing IBD, study finds

Neuro-oncology scientists discover unique molecular mechanism that maintains glioma stem cells

Neuro-oncology scientists discover unique molecular mechanism that maintains glioma stem cells

Hydrogel-based capsules may help patients adhere to medications

Hydrogel-based capsules may help patients adhere to medications

Princeton scientists test cell-culture system to aid study of HBV infections

Princeton scientists test cell-culture system to aid study of HBV infections

Researchers understand how to prevent severe weight loss in cancer patients

Researchers understand how to prevent severe weight loss in cancer patients