General Cancer Facts

General cancer facts include the basics of how cancers form and spread and how they are treated. Learn about the symptoms and causes of cancer and find out the truth about cancer myths with these general cancer facts.

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Cell Phone Safety

Can cell phones really cause cancer? Find out the answer to this question and more inside this article.


Research Identifies New Genetic Clues for Testicular Cancer Risk

A new study shows that by testing for multiple genetic factors, it's possible to identify those who have a higher-than-normal risk of developing testicular cancer, a disease that often strikes young men.

'If You Need Anything, Let Me Know': What Not to Say to a Friend With Cancer

We often feel unsure about what to say to a friend with a serious illness, so we fall back on clichés. Here are some better ways to help .

Doctors Baffled by Rise in U.S. Teen Cancer Rate

Researchers and doctors know some cancers in teens have skyrocketed since 1975. They just don't know why.

Free Knitted Knockers Are a Boon for Breast Cancer Survivors

This is what happens when fearless knitters take on breast cancer one stitch at a time.

Fighting One Person's Cancer With Another's Immune Cells

Modern cancer treatments can be almost as bad as the disease, but new immunotherapy research suggests we could optimize our own immune systems using donor T cells.

Brain Cancer Incidence Hasn't Risen Like Mobile Phone Use Has, Study Finds

The Australian study reviewed data from more than 34,000 subjects and looked at phone usage from 1987-2012 and compared it to recorded brain cancer cases from 1982-2012.

A New Cure for Cancer: Marriage

Scientists know that being married makes you more likely to survive cancer. Now they've discovered why.

Turducken of Horror: Cancer in a Tapeworm in a Human

The parasite-host relationship just got a lot more complicated.

Can I get cancer from WiFi?

We're surrounded by WiFi these days. What types of radio waves are being emitted, and should we be concerned?

Will we ever cure cancer?

An estimated 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015 — just in the United States. How long until chemo isn't a fact of life for people we know?