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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Cancer-Fighting Diet: 6 Tips to Reduce Your Risk
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June 30th, 2014
Here are six science-supported tips for eating healthy to reduce your risk of cancer.
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Centenarians: Study Reveals What They Die of, and Where
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June 3rd, 2014
What do people who live to be over 100 eventually die from? A new study holds clues.
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Does Chemotherapy Always Cause Hair Loss?
May 14th, 2014
Hair loss is not certain with chemotherapy. Whether you lose hair depends upon the medication and dose your doctor prescribes.
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It Takes a Lot More Than Carrots to Beat Cancer (Op-Ed)
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June 24th, 2014
Many studies suggest that consumption of fruit and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of a variety of cancers, but there is little chance that the key to preventing these deadly diseases has been on our dinner plates the whole time.
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Tree Bark May Hold Key To New Melanoma Treatment
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June 3rd, 2014
An antimicrobial substance in pine tree bark may have a use for treating skin cancer.
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Did Kitty Litter Cause a Radiation Leak?
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May 14th, 2014
So-called "green" kitty litter may be a good idea for eco-conscious cat lovers, but it's a bad idea for storing nuclear waste, according to an investigation into a radiation leak that occurred at WIPP, America's only nuclear waste storage site.
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Giant Steel Arch Will Cover Debris from Chernobyl Reactor
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April 28th, 2014
A massive 32,000-ton, stainless steel arch — so large it could conceal the Statue of Liberty — is being constructed to cover what's left of a nuclear reactor in Chernobyl that exploded in 1986.
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Cellphone Radiation Might Be a Drag on Sperm
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June 11th, 2014
New research suggests that carrying around a cellphone in your pocket could lower sperm motility and viability.
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70% of Americans Infected with HPV
HPV causes warts and can result in cervical cancer.
May 20th, 2014
More than two-thirds of healthy Americans have a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection on some part of their body, a new study suggests.
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Debunked: Red Wine Antioxidant Won't Help You Live Longer
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May 12th, 2014
The antioxidant resveratrol — found in foods and drinks such as red wine, chocolate and grapes — has been purported to have anti-aging effects, but a new study suggests the compound may not increase life span after all.
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