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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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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Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor is a Transmissible Cancer
Tasmanian devil, facial tumor, transmissible cancer
November 18th, 2014
All the latest research points to the fact that the deadly DFTD is a transmissible cancer that originated in a female Tasmanian devil. A single cell in this devil (patient zero) developed into a cancer cell.
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Goodbye Y: Men Who Smoke Have Missing Male Chromosomes
The X and Y chromosomes
December 4th, 2014
Smoking cigarettes is linked to the disappearance of the Y chromosome in the blood — a side effect that might explain why men who smoke are at greater risk for cancer than women who smoke.
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Google's Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles: Are There Drawbacks?
October 30th, 2014
Google is developing nanoparticles that the company hopes will catch early signs of disease, but are there potential drawbacks to the technology?
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Cancer Patients Finally Get the ER They Deserve (Op-Ed)
 James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
October 10th, 2014
A new type of ER is emerging, one that addresses the added risks faciing cancer patients.
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Little-Known Skin Cancer Affects Dark-Skinned People
African-American woman, skin cancer, ALM
August 9th, 2014
Yes, even people with dark skin can get skin cancer.
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The Link Between Sex and Prostate Cancer (Op-Ed)
beach, romantic couple, older adults
November 21st, 2014
New evidence supports the theory that sexual activity lowers prostate cancer risk.
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Navigating Genetic Testing in an Uncertain Landscape (Op-Ed)
QuantuMDx Group Ltd. handheld genetic testing device.
October 27th, 2014
There is much that genetic tests reveal, and much that they still do not.
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Can Cycling Crimp Sex for Men?
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September 17th, 2014
Cycling's small seats have long provoked caution in men — but is that fear misguided?
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