Cancer

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

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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 HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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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

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?

By Molly Edmonds

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?

By Molly Edmonds

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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?

By Molly Edmonds

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?

By Molly Edmonds

This breast cancer basic overview is loaded with helpful information on this very common but dangerous disease. Take a look at our breast cancer overview to familiarize yourself with this type of cancer.

By Madeline Roberts Vann, MPH

This breast cancer chemotherapy Q&A contains valuable and insightful information into this type of cancer. Check out what we have gathered for you here on breast cancer.

By N. Simon Tchekmedyian, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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Breast cancer myths are certainly something to be aware about with highly discussed form of cancer. Learn what is fact and what is fiction with the help of this article.

By American Cancer Society

Diagnosing and treating breast cancer early can help prevent the disease from spreading. Learn more about why it is important to get exams for this common type of cancer.

By Madeline Roberts Vann, MPH

Getting support for breast cancer is a step that should not be overlooked as it is important to the healing process. Discover the benefits and options that exist for dealing with breast cancer.

Helping someone with breast cancer can be a rewarding but difficult experience. Learn more about helping someone with deal with the effects of breast cancer with the information in this article..

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Inflammatory breast cancer is a type of breast cancer that has different symptoms. Learn more about inflammatory breast cancer and what you need to watch out for to defend against it.

Mastectomy vs. lumpectomy are two techniques used to treat breast cancer. Learn more about how these two types of surgeries differ and how they are used to treat different forms of breast cancer.

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.

This might sound odd but oral health and breast cancer treatment share some similarities. Discover more about how these two are related and how they are different.

By Sol Silverman

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Smoking and breast cancer have been found to have a common link to one another. Check out what we uncovered about the relationship between breast cancer and smoking.

These survival tips from Dr. Drew can help you deal with the hardships that can come with an illness. Learn more about how you can overcome a disease with these tips from Dr. Drew.

Menopause can raise a ton of questions. Take a look at these menopause resources that can help answer some of your questions.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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

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Texas recently became the first state to require that school-age girls receive the new cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil. The mandate has sparked heated protests -- but to understand the debate, you must understand the drug.

By Alex Nechas

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