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.


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 .

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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?

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?

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?

Cancers depend on many factors but they can be avoid by following a simple set of rules. Learn what you can do to minimize your susceptibility to cancer in this article.

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