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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What are the most promising new weapons in the war on cancer?

In 2004 alone, cancer killed 7.4 million people worldwide. But thanks to advancements in cancer treatments, we're actually moving in the right direction in the war on cancer.

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  • Can I get cancer from WiFi?

    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? See more »

  • Does sugar 'feed' cancer cells?

    Does sugar 'feed' cancer cells?

    Cutting out sugar from your diet may have many health benefits. But can removing the sweet stuff help get rid of cancer, too? We separate fact from fiction. See more »

  • How can we disrupt and destroy cancer cells?

    How can we disrupt and destroy cancer cells?

    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 »

  • Is there a cancer vaccine?

    Is there a cancer vaccine?

    Over the next several years, cancer vaccines have the potential to completely change the treatment of cancer. Learn how these vaccines will work! See more »

  • What are the genetics of a cancer cell?

    What are the genetics of a cancer cell?

    Normal cells act as the body's team players, while cancerous cells go rogue. How does a cell morph from normal to abnormal, and why does it happen? See more »

  • What is a circulating tumor cell chip?

    What is a circulating tumor cell chip?

    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 »

  • Why is it so difficult to find cancer cells?

    Why is it so difficult to find cancer cells?

    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 »

  • Will we ever cure cancer?

    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? See more »

  • 10 Cancer Myths

    10 Cancer Myths

    These 10 cancer myths will help to expose the truth about cancer. Check out what we have gathered for you here on cancer myths. See more »

  • 10 Healthy Foods for Cancer Patients

    10 Healthy Foods for Cancer Patients

    Are you looking for foods that are tailored to cancer patients? Check out these top 10 healthy foods that are beneficial to cancer patients in this article. See more »

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