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.
Read More
Protect Your Teen from HPV, Prevent Deadly Cancers (Op-Ed)
A teenage girl gets a warm hug from her mom.
May 20th, 2015
Thousands of cases of cervical cancer, penile cancer and other potentially deadly diseases would be prevented each year if more kids were given the HPV vaccine.
Read More »
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.
Read More »
Cancer May Leave Early Warning Signs in Cheek Cells
A woman lights a cigarette in a dark room
May 15th, 2015
Smoking may cause changes in cells that are linked cancers beyond lung cancer, including breast and gynecological cancers, a new study finds.
Read More »
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.
Read More »
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.
Read More »
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.
Read More »
Deadly, Lesser-Known Head and Neck Cancers Can't be Ignored (Op-Ed)
A doctor examines a patient who is wearing a gown.
May 2nd, 2015
When pain persists, always see a doctor — too many head and neck cancers grow deadly while they are ignored.
Read More »
'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.
Read More »