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Newswire: July 29, 2014

Group of Anti-Diabetic Drugs Can Lower Cancer Risk in Type 2 Diabetic Women Significantly

Diabetes Increases Risk of Developing and Dying from Breast and Colon Cancer

Blocking Sugar Intake May Reduce Cancer Risk or Progression in Diabetics

Study: Common Diabetes Drug May Treat Ovarian Cancer

Cancer Drug Use Leads to Diabetes

Common Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Liver Cancer

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Reducing Risk of Cancer

Possible Link Between Two Type 2 Diabetes Drugs and Pancreatic Cancer


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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.

Also called: Carcinoma, Malignancy, Neoplasms, Tumor

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