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Friends often tell cancer patients to "stay positive" in order to beat the disease. But is there any scientific proof that positivity helps with cancer survival? And can positivity have a dark side?

By Alia Hoyt

If a friend or relative is undergoing chemotherapy, you want to help them but may not be sure of the best way to do so. Here are eight great ideas that almost any patient will appreciate.

By Alia Hoyt

Just 10 percent of Americans with pancreatic cancer survive for at least five years. Why is the outlook so grim and what can be done about it?

By Alia Hoyt


Although it's far more common in women, men get breast cancer too. And they have a much higher fatality rate. Why is this and what can be done?

By Alia Hoyt

The EPA deemed ethylene oxide a carcinogen in 2016, yet there are many cities across the country being polluted with the invisible gas.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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 from people who've been through it.

By Alia Hoyt

Depending on the test and other factors, false positives can be extremely high for certain tests. Why is that, and what can be done about it?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus


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

By Jennifer Sellers

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?

By Kate Kershner

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.

By Dr. Rob Danoff

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.

By Sara Novak


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

By Contributors

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

By Contributors

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?

By Elizabeth Sprouse

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.

By Elizabeth Sprouse


There are dozens of medications for treating breast cancer that one should be knowledgeable about if diagnosed with this form of cancer. Learn more about medications for treating breast cancer here.

Texas just mandated Gardasil, the cervical cancer vaccine, for all girls entering sixth grade. But many people elsewhere are finding it difficult to get their daughters vaccinated.

By Julia Layton

So who's at risk for breast cancer? And what does someone do once they receive their diagnosis? Here, we tackle these and other questions you'll want answered.

By Molly Edmonds

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


The basics of lung cancer gives an overview of this disease that infects the lungs. Learn more about the basics of lung cancer and what you can do prevent the disease from infecting you.

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

By Kevin Bonsor

Cancer is the subject of encyclopedia-sized books and hours of conversation in thousands of family households across the world. In this article, we'll take a look at the different types of cancers and address treatments, detection and terminology.

By Dr. Jerry Gordon