Cancer

Find out everything there is to know about cancer and stay updated on the latest cancer research with the comprehensive articles and informative features at LiveScience.com. Learn more about this potentially fatal disease as scientists and doctors continue to make amazing discoveries about cancer.
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Want to Cut Your Cancer Risk? Lose That Weight (Op-Ed)
An overweight person's midsection
February 26th, 2015
Obesity and heart disease are well known, but now doctors can link excess weight to many cancers.
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Your Blood Type May Put You at Risk for Heart Disease
red blood cells with blood type
January 14th, 2015
People whose blood type is A, B or AB have an increased risk of heart disease and shorter life spans than people who have type O blood, according to a new study.
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Too Much Sitting Is Killing You (Even If You Exercise)
three people sitting
January 21st, 2015
People who sit too much every day are at an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and shorter life spans, even if they exercise, a new study finds.
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For Some, Less Radiation for Breast Cancer Makes Sense (Op-Ed)
Breast cancer pink ribbon
December 18th, 2014
In spite of "tradition," doctors need to adopt new approaches to breast cancer treatment.
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Hookah Myth Debunked: They Don't Filter Out Toxic Chemicals
February 19th, 2015
There's a common belief that hookah water pipes filter out toxic chemicals, but a new study debunks this myth.
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'Nanostar' Particles Make Cancer Cells Light Up
A schematic representation of the nanostar particle.
January 21st, 2015
New particles that researchers call "nanostars" can enter cancer cells and then illuminate them when struck by a laser, new research shows. The technique could be used to better see the outlines of patients' tumors, researchers say.
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