Cancer - Causes

Surviving and Thriving After Prostate Cancer

A survivor shares his story.

Thinking Pink: Savvy Ways to Advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness

Help ensure that your choices support the cause.

The Link Between Shift Work and Cancer Risk

Shift work (working during the time when most people are asleep) may increase your risk of cancer learn what you can do about it.

Does Alcohol Increase Your Risk of Cancer?

Alcohol consumption is a significant risk factor for cancer, but the headlines may be a bit misleading.

Genes and Breast Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Both breast and ovarian cancers are strongly linked to two specific genes. Learn more about what options are available for women with mutations in these genes.

Promising New Research on Leukemia and Lymphoma

Scientists are learning much more about leukemia and lymphoma. This is good news for those with either condition. Here's the update.

Chromosomal Disorders: Get the Facts

By understanding the science behind chromosomal disorders, researchers have a better chance of preventing certain genetic disorders. Here's a cheat sheet for the rest of us.

Grapefruit Juice and Meds: A Dangerous Combo

Grapefruit juice can increase the potency of certain drugs, converting them to life-threatening doses. Here's what you need to know.

The Facts About Childhood Leukemia

It's a frightening topic. Fortunately, huge strides have been made in treatment, and a majority of cases go into remission.

Promising Treatments for Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

Learn how one person with Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN) used his diagnosis to bring awareness to this rare type of blood cancer.

Thyroid Disease Treatments: An Overview

The treatment of thyroid disease depends on many factors, including the type and severity of the disorder as well as the age and overall health of the patient.

The Health Benefits of Milk Thistle Herb

This little-known herb has been used since ancient times to treat liver ailments. Learn more about it.

Breast Cancer and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Nearly one in four women who receive a diagnosis of breast cancer will also develop this second condition. Learn more about the connection.

The Cigarette, Hormone, and Disease Connection

Researchers have identified an association among hormones and increased risk of diseases in people who smoke.

Are You at Risk for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma?

Rates of this condition have doubled since the 1970s. Some risk factors, like smoking, can be controlled; others, like age and genetics, cannot.

The Facts About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer occurs twice as often in men as it does in women. And increasing age is a major risk factor. Here's what you need to know.

What Is Occult Primary Adenocarcinoma?

This mysterious-sounding diagnosis is actually quite common.

Uterine Cancer: What You Need to Know

Are you at risk for the fourth most common cancer among U.S. women?

What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

Experts estimate that 1 in 20 workers exposed to asbestos develop mesothelioma, although it can take up to 40 years from initial exposure to a diagnosis.

Rice With a Side of Arsenic

A new study finds carcinogens in rice. Is there enough detected to cause widespread concern?

Oral Cancer 101

Oral cancer includes cancer of the mouth, back of the mouth, and lips. It usually begins in the flat cells that cover the surface of the mouth.

The Sepsis Epidemic

An estimated 750,000 Americans get sepsis each year and 28 and 50 percent will die from the infection. Who's at risk for sepsis, and what can be done to prevent it?

Understand the Different Types of Breast Cancer

A diagnosis of breast cancer is not as straightforward as you might imagine (or hope). There are several different types of breast cancer, some more serious than others. Get the facts.

Diesel Fumes Do Contribute to Cancer

It's used to everything from trucks to generators, but it's now clear diesel fumes are tied to cancer. What can you do about it?

Painkillers and Kidney Cancer: What's the Connection?

Two studies reveal enough of a connection between kidney cancer and some popular painkillers that more questions are warranted.

When Healthy People Get Cancer

We all know someone who develops cancer despite appearing healthy in every way. Why does it happen?

Uterine Cancer: Risks and Treatment Options

Over 35,000 women are diagnosed each year with uterine cancer. Here are the facts you need.

Cervical Cancer: Risks and Prevention

Cervical cancer used to be one of the most common causes of death from cancer for American women. Rates have improved, but it's still essential to have the facts.

The Common Precancerous Skin Condition You Probably Don t Know

Here s why you should become familiar with the symptoms of Actinic Keratosis.

The Gray Line Between Breast Cancer and Abnormal Cells

Determining what should be treated aggressively and what would do better to watch and wait is not always clear-cut. Understand the debate around ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS.
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