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Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy
Scientists have successfully destroyed cancer cells in mice by using copper-based nanoparticles and immunotherapy.  Importantly, the cancer did not return. (Medical News Today)

Adnexal mass: What to know
Adnexal masses are lumps that form in the adnexa of the uterus, which includes the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. Keep reading to learn more. (Medical News Today)

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?
People have discussed the potential health benefits of turmeric for thousands of years. A recent review assesses the evidence for its use against cancer. (Medical News Today)

What is the correct dosage of CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is available in many different forms, including oils, tablets, and creams. The ideal dosages of CBD vary depending on its form and usage. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Using salt to fight cancer
A recent study in mice finds that salt nanoparticles can kill cancer cells. The results also show that the dead cells act as a cancer vaccine. (Medical News Today)

Aggressive melanoma: Circular RNA explains spread
New research in mice and cell cultures shows for the first time that a key circular RNA can block the spread of aggressive skin cancer. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
Here, discover the early symptoms of breast cancer in males and females. We also describe the types of breast cancer and their treatments. (Medical News Today)

How proton radiotherapy can kill cancer in milliseconds
In mice, researchers have devised a technology that can deliver proton radiation, killing cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue, in under 1 second. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of throat cancer?
Throat cancer is a rare form of cancer. This article outlines the symptoms and signs of throat cancer, as well as its causes and process for diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

How might bitter melon help treat cancer?
New research in mouse models suggests that a traditional Indian remedy, the bitter melon, may be effective against cancer. The study authors explain why. (Medical News Today)

Flu vaccines may shrink tumors and boost cancer treatment
According to recent experiments in mouse models, a flu shot may effectively shrink cancer tumors and boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy. (Medical News Today)

Does talc powder cause ovarian cancer?
Scientists using the largest data set yet saw no link between powder use in the genital area and ovarian cancer. But they urge caution. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a swollen scrotum
There are several potential causes of swelling in the scrotum. This article outlines some of these causes, their symptoms, and their associated treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Weight loss surgery reduces skin cancer risk
Although obesity is a known risk factor for some cancers, its relationship with skin cancer has been harder to pin down. A recent study takes a fresh look. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Surviving cancer twice
In 1972, I survived breast cancer only to receive a diagnosis of stage 4 ovarian cancer in the following decade. This is my story. (Medical News Today)

Aspirin: Friend or foe after breast cancer?
A new study focuses on DNA change to investigate why aspirin use is linked to different outcomes in different individuals after a breast cancer diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

What are the early signs of lung cancer?
Some people experience subtle symptoms of lung cancer during the early stages of the disease. Read on to learn more, including when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Processed meat and cancer link depends on nitrite content
The strength of evidence linking processed meats to colorectal cancer depends on whether the products contain nitrites, according to a recent review. (Medical News Today)

Could hot chili peppers reduce mortality risk?
A study finds that those who regularly eat hot chilis have a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared with those who eat chilis rarely. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: Common antibiotic may boost immune system
New research in mice suggests that administering a common antibiotic before radiation therapy can help the immune system fight off cancer. (Medical News Today)

What to know about non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma refers to a group of cancers that start in the white blood cells. This article looks at their types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Physical activity may protect against prostate cancer
A large study that took a different approach has found that higher levels of physical activity could lower the risk of prostate cancer by 51%. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Does hair dye increase risk?
A recent study links permanent hair dye and chemical straighteners to an increase in breast cancer risk. In this article, we put the findings into context. (Medical News Today)

Is marijuana use associated with a higher risk of cancer?
A new meta-analysis looks at the potential link between marijuana use and an increased risk of cancer, emphasizing the poor quality of existing studies. (Medical News Today)

Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates
In the first study of its kind, researchers identify a surprising link between living in a cold, damp climate and increased rates of cancer. (Medical News Today)

Woman Plays Violin During Brain Surgery
Title: Woman Plays Violin During Brain Surgery
Category: Health News
Created: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/20/2020 (Medicine Net)

Does Sexual Orientation Play a Role in Skin Cancer Risk?
Title: Does Sexual Orientation Play a Role in Skin Cancer Risk?
Category: Health News
Created: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/20/2020 (Medicine Net)

What Conditions Do You Need a Bone Marrow Transplant for?
Title: What Conditions Do You Need a Bone Marrow Transplant for?
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/20/2020 (Medicine Net)

Bone Marrow Transplant Risks and Survival Rate
Title: Bone Marrow Transplant Risks and Survival Rate
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/20/2020 (Medicine Net)

Roll Up Your Sleeve and Donate Blood for Cancer Patients
Title: Roll Up Your Sleeve and Donate Blood for Cancer Patients
Category: Health News
Created: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/19/2020 (Medicine Net)

Vaping Causes DNA Changes Similar to Those in Cancer: Study
Title: Vaping Causes DNA Changes Similar to Those in Cancer: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 2/17/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/18/2020 (Medicine Net)

Radiation Treatment Is Hard on the Heart
Title: Radiation Treatment Is Hard on the Heart
Category: Health News
Created: 2/17/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/18/2020 (Medicine Net)

Melanoma Cases Rising in U.S.
Title: Melanoma Cases Rising in U.S.
Category: Health News
Created: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/18/2020 (Medicine Net)

More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?
Title: More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?
Category: Health News
Created: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/14/2020 (Medicine Net)

Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb 'High-Risk' Prostate Cancers
Title: Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb 'High-Risk' Prostate Cancers
Category: Health News
Created: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/14/2020 (Medicine Net)

More Aggressive Surgery Can Extend Survival From Brain Cancer: Study
Title: More Aggressive Surgery Can Extend Survival From Brain Cancer: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/10/2020 (Medicine Net)

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