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FDA Approves New Breast Scan Device

The FDA has approved a new breast-scanning device that uses digital infrared imaging to help in the early detection of breast cancer.

Treatment of Breast Cancer that Metastasized to Cervical

When breast cancer has metastasized into the cervix, you're usually dealing with stage IV of the disease. Also referred to as metastatic breast cancer, the abnormal cells are no longer contained within the breast and now have spread to distant organs, such as the lower portion of your uterus. In thi

New York Tops in Pollution Cancer Risk

Nearly 42 out of every million Americans will develop cancer as a direct cause of pollution spewed by cars and factories, according to projections compiled by the federal government.

Cancer Research and Studies

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of cancer research & studies including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

What is Myeloma?

Myeloma is a blood cancer that involves the over- production of plasma cells, the antibody producing cells that develop from B-lymphocytes in the bone marrow. Myeloma is also called multiple myeloma or plasma cell myeloma. Learn all about this condition, including signs and symptoms, risk factors, t

Liver Cancer Treatment Tips

There is no cure for liver cancer unless it is found in its earliest stages, and then only by means of surgery. Nonetheless, liver-cancer treatments are still helpful in allowing patients feel better and live longer, so if they follow some of these tips they will improve their quality of life and li

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment

According to the National Cancer Institute, there are over 192,000 new cases of breast cancer and over 11,000 new cases of cervical cancer in the U.S. each year. Early detection through screening is one way you can increase your odds of survival.

Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of small lymphocytic lymphoma, a cancer that affects a type of white blood cell called a "lymphocyte," which helps your body fight infection.

Not All Mutations Are Created Equal

Does intratumor heterogeneity, as reported by a recent study, put the brakes on personalized medicine? Dr. Mark Kris says for therapeutic purposes what matters is which mutation is the driver.