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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Melanoma Tumor 'Dissolves' After 1 Dose of New Drug Combo
CT Scan of melanoma tumor
April 24th, 2015
A large melanoma tumor on a woman's chest disappeared so quickly that it left a gaping hole in its place after she received a new treatment containing two melanoma drugs, a new case report finds.
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Supplements May Raise, Not Lower, Cancer Risk
dietary supplements
April 20th, 2015
Although dietary supplements are often touted for their health benefits, they may in fact increase your cancer risk, especially if taken in high doses, a new analysis finds.
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5 Reasons Radiation Treatment has Never Been Safer (Op-Ed)
Elekta Infinity linear accelerator
March 27th, 2015
From focused proton beams to the positioning of patients, new approaches to radiation therapy are transforming cancer care.
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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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'Cereal Fibers' May Help You Live Longer
Whole grain bread
March 23rd, 2015
Whole grains are known to be good for you, but it may be the part of those grains that researchers call “cereal fiber” that is particularly important for reducing the risk the risk of disease and early death.
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