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.
It would be great if fighting cancer was like playing a game of "Pac-Man." Pac-Man runs through mazes and chomps down every single pac-dot, but we lack the ability to track down and kill cancer cells as easily. What weapons do we have? See more »
Ever actually tried to find a needle in a haystack? Doctors do it all the time -- only they're looking for circulating tumor cells in a cancer patient's bloodstream. Did the search just get easier? See more »
Finding a single cancer cell in the human body is like looking for one grain of sand in a sandbox. In the days of sophisticated scans and tests, why can't we pinpoint the cells that lead to pain and disease? See more »
A new study by the World Cancer Research Fund suggests that the key steps to reducing cancer include not gaining weight as an adult, avoiding sugary drinks and alcohol, and not eating bacon or ham. Learn more about being thin to cut cancer. See more »
By the end of 2010, an estimated 569,490 Americans will have died from cancer. That's more than 1,500 people every day, or one out of every four deaths in this country. So what is giving cancer such a push? See more »