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Alcohol, mortality, and cancer risk: Is moderation key?
There have been many studies on alcohol and its impact on health, but the relationship is not fully understood. A new, large-scale study investigates. (Medical News Today)

Uses and risks of mitoxantine (Novantrone)
Mitoxantrone is used to treat some types of multiple sclerosis (MS) and some types of cancer. It is given as an intravenous infusion in a clinical setting. Some serious side effects are possible, and it is important to discuss the risks and any existing health conditions with the doctor. Novantrone is a trade name. (Medical News Today)

Colon cancer: Scientists find new predisposition mechanism
(Medical News Today)

Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports
Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast cancer risk. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 'new genetic markers'
Research locates new genetic markers that may show an elevated risk of developing prostate cancer. This will help to identify men who need early screening. (Medical News Today)

How could designer proteins thwart cancer?
Cancer boosts the abnormal growth of cells by 'hijacking' sensitive molecular mechanisms. Can researchers fight back by designing specialized proteins? (Medical News Today)

What to know about a stomach tissue biopsy
A gastric (stomach) tissue biopsy and culture is a medical procedure used to diagnose stomach conditions. A stomach biopsy can detect bacteria, inflammation, and cancers. It is usually performed with an endoscope. Here, learn what to expect before, during, and after a gastric biopsy, including results and recovery. (Medical News Today)

What are the first symptoms of ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer is a condition that can be detected and treated, the key is knowing the symptoms. The earlier these are detected and diagnosed, the better the outcome is likely to be. Symptoms include bloating, pelvic pain, and painful sex. Learn more about early signs of ovarian cancer, and when to see a doctor, here. (Medical News Today)

Using spider silk to boost our immune systems
Using synthetic spider silk, researchers have created a type of microcapsule that can deliver vaccines straight to the heart of our immune cells. (Medical News Today)

What is the first sign of multiple myeloma?
Spotting the early signs of multiple myeloma means it is easier to treat the disease. However, this type of cancer has no cure and can lead to other conditions developing. Treatment options depend on the individual case. Learn more about the signs of multiple myeloma, and when to see a doctor, here. (Medical News Today)

Gene editing for cancer prevention may actually cause cancer
Gene editing tools have been hailed as promising in cancer prevention therapy. However, new research warns that they may, in fact, help to trigger cancer. (Medical News Today)

What causes coffee ground vomitus?
Coffee ground vomitus is dark-colored vomit that has blood in it. Possible causes include gastric ulcers, gastritis, liver disease, and cancer. Anyone who vomits blood should seek immediate medical attention. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of coffee ground vomitus. (Medical News Today)

What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?
A mammogram can help a doctor to diagnose breast cancer or monitor how it responds to treatment. Fatty breast tissue appears grey or black on images, while dense tissues such as glands are white. Benign and cancerous tumors, cysts, fibroadenomas, and calcifications also look white. Here, learn more about mammograms. (Medical News Today)

Eating sensibly may slash death risk for cancer survivors
New research shows that a balanced, diverse diet can cut the risk of premature mortality by 65 percent for people who survived different forms of cancer. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: Using tiny bubbles to starve tumors
A study that tested the approach in rat tissue samples shows how tiny bubbles in blood vessels may be used to starve tumors or deliver chemotherapy drugs. (Medical News Today)

Aspirin's anticancer effect explored
The common over-the-counter painkiller aspirin appears to protect against colorectal cancer. A new study uncovers the cellular mechanisms involved. (Medical News Today)

What is intestinal metaplasia?
Intestinal metaplasia is a condition where the cells lining the stomach transform into cells that resemble those found in the intestines. It is considered to be a precancerous condition, but treatments are available. A person can prevent intestinal metaplasia by avoiding risk factors, such as smoking and poor diet. (Medical News Today)

Can this new discovery help us to eliminate brain cancer?
Brain cancer is often difficult to treat, as the tumors formed in this type of cancer are more resistant to therapy. Can we learn to bypass their defenses? (Medical News Today)

What to know about bladder polyps
Bladder polyps occur when abnormal cells grow in the bladder. Polyps can have no symptoms, though some people have symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection. Polyps can be benign or cancerous. Read on to find out about the symptoms and causes of polyps in the bladder, as well as when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Is chemo for breast cancer overprescribed?
A new study concludes that around 70 percent of women who are diagnosed with the most common form of breast cancer can 'safely avoid' chemotherapy. (Medical News Today)

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells
Dormant tumor cells in colorectal cancer are therapy-resistant, but a new study has found that a drug used to treat fungal infections could eliminate them. (Medical News Today)

What happens when calcium levels are high?
Hypercalcemia occurs when a person has too much calcium in their blood. Possible causes include overactive parathyroid glands, too much vitamin D, cancer, and a range of other factors and conditions. In this article, learn how hypercalcemia affects the body, how to prevent it, and how calcium levels can be reduced. (Medical News Today)

Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells
Researchers have engineered an anti-cancer antibody that attaches specifically to cancer cells and summons immune killer cells to destroy the target. (Medical News Today)

Sandalwood scent may tackle bladder cancer tumors
New research has identified olfactory receptors in cancerous bladder tissue. These could make good biomarkers, and they may also help to improve therapy. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatment of gastrointestinal perforation
Gastrointestinal perforation is a hole in the wall of the stomach, small intestine, or large bowel. It is a serious condition that often requires emergency surgery. This article looks at gastrointestinal perforation in more detail, including the causes, symptoms, and treatment. It also explains when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Ocular Melanoma (Intraocular Melanoma or Uveal Melanoma)
Title: Ocular Melanoma (Intraocular Melanoma or Uveal Melanoma)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/19/2018 (Medicine Net)

Vitamin D May Guard Against Colon Cancer
Title: Vitamin D May Guard Against Colon Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 6/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/18/2018 (Medicine Net)

Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S., Other Developed Nations
Title: Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S., Other Developed Nations
Category: Health News
Created: 6/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2018 (Medicine Net)

Childhood Cancer Impacts Mental Health
Title: Childhood Cancer Impacts Mental Health
Category: Health News
Created: 6/13/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2018 (Medicine Net)

Chronic Viral Hepatitis, Alcoholism, Cirrhosis Linked to Liver Cancer
Title: Chronic Viral Hepatitis, Alcoholism, Cirrhosis Linked to Liver Cancer
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 10/31/2001 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

Treatment of Anal Cancer
Title: Treatment of Anal Cancer
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 6/2/2009 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

Thyroid Cancer: Chief Justice Has Thyroid Cancer
Title: Thyroid Cancer: Chief Justice Has Thyroid Cancer
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 10/25/2004 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

Thyroid Cancer in Children and Teenagers
Title: Thyroid Cancer in Children and Teenagers
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

Testicular Cancer ... Cycling and Cisplatin
Title: Testicular Cancer ... Cycling and Cisplatin
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 7/30/1999 8:23:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer: Cause or Effect?
Title: Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer: Cause or Effect?
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 9/23/2011 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

Stem Cells - What Are They?
Title: Stem Cells - What Are They?
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 11/20/2001 5:16:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

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