Cancer

This section covers cancer types, causes and symptoms as well as the signs of cancer, tests and treatments.


Although we're told to start getting screened for colorectal cancer at 50, new research suggests we should start earlier.

A new smartphone app may help detect pancreatic cancer and other diseases tied to jaundice.

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.

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 .

Many women dread the squishing of their chest during their annual checkup. Is there another way to get the same results in a more breast-friendly way?

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

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

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.

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.

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

While pigeons probably won't be donning lab coats anytime soon, they are proving their prowess when it comes to detecting cancer.

Depending on the test and other factors, a false positive reading for cancer could be as high as 50 percent. What causes false positives, and what does it mean for the patient?

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

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

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?

Another day, another forwarded email. Today it appears your underwire bras can give you cancer. Read this article before burning your bras, ladies!

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.

Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, is a common type of cancer found in both men and women. Find out what you need to know about this form cancer.

The main thing you can do to decrease your chances of cancer is reduce the repetitive injury to your normal cells. See these tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen to stop cancer before it starts.

The Cancer Project’s latest billboard shows a pack of hot dogs coming out of a pack of cigarettes. At first I thought this was somewhat dramatic but the fact of the matter is that it’s a fair comparison.

This is the third article in a series about how to prevent and beat cancer while going green. Learn more about three foods to keep you cancer free.

I’ve explored the pros and cons of coffee in depth. It’s a sticky issue because a study comes out one week that points to coffee as a wonder drug and in the next week, we’re reminded of its dangers.

There are a number of known triggers for hiccups. Learn whether hiccups can be a side effect of chemo in this article.

Hiccups are the result of a spasm in your diaphragm. Learn whether pancreatic cancer can cause constant hiccups in this article.

Do you know how to reduce your risk of breast cancer? Take a look at these tips especially for women.

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