Cancer

Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. With over 100 types of cancer, symptoms vary greatly between different forms. Some of the most common forms of cancer are:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Lymphoma

Cancer treatment may include radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery. Cancer is a growing concern in America--approximately 40% of Americans will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. Quick diagnosis and treatment have been shown to improve treatment efficacy rates.

Obesity in Youth Tied to Higher Odds for Liver Cancer in...

Fatty deposits in the organ, along with diabetes, can raise the risk, researchers and specialists sayOverweight and obese young men are at increased risk...

Another Obesity Downside: Higher Esophageal Cancer Risk

Research shows association with increased odds for stomach tumors as wellOverweight 20-somethings dramatically increase their risk of esophageal and stomach cancer if they...

Some Melanoma Survivors Still Seek Out the Sun

1 in 5 had suffered a sunburn in the past year, study findsEven after surviving the potentially deadly skin cancer melanoma, some people continue...

Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50

Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trendIn some good news for older Americans, a new report shows that colorectal cancer rates among...

Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers

Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggestsCarrying extra weight increases the risk of a number of cancers, a new...

Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials

And an old adversary -- the obesity epidemic -- may be the cause, U.S. researchers sayAmericans in their early 50s and younger -- Gen...

Diagnostic Mammograms Find More Cancers, and More False-Positives

Digital technology leads to 'marked improvement' in detection rates, radiology expert saysThanks to high-tech imaging, mammograms ordered when breast cancer is suspected are catching...

Cancer Isn’t ‘One Size Fits All’ for Hispanics

Study shows wide variance in how different ethnic groups are affectedCancer death rates can vary widely between different Hispanic ethnic groups in the United...

Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result

But imaging experts stress that doing so may raise risk for actual breast cancerThe trauma of receiving a false-positive result from a mammogram may...

Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer

Benefit was greatest in women who were obese and achieved a normal weight, study suggestsWeight loss may lower older women's risk of cancer of...
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