Different people have very different chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
There is usually no one factor that causes breast cancer. It's likely a combination of the effects of a person's risks combined with an element of bad luck.
Bladder cancer has a lower profile compared to other types of cancer such as breast, lung and prostate.
Timely and appropriate investigation of suspicious symptoms, especially blood in the urine, is crucial for the accurate and early diagnosis of bladder cancer.
Physical activity has long been considered a way to lower risk for breast cancer.
Physical activity is considered an important way to lower risk for breast cancer. But what if your ability to be fit is influenced by genes you inherit? Would that raise your risk? In rats, it did.
We’ve known for over three decades that cancer risk increases with alcohol consumption.
A new study has found the alcohol industry deliberately misrepresenting the cancer risk of alcohol, while passing it off as health messaging.
Most common childhood cancers are leukemia and Hodgkin lymphoma.
Most children who have cancer live in the developing world where their survival rate is less than 25%. In Kenya awareness about childhood cancer is low and treatment isn't always readily available.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the Capitol July 25 to cast what was a tie-breaking vote to proceed to debate a bill to repeal Obamacare.
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A diagnosis of glioblastoma did not keep John McCain from the Capitol to cast a crucial vote that could end Obamacare. His actions are a reminder that stats are one thing but human beings, another.
A young breast-cancer patient in her home.
Two US researchers have traced the majority of cancers to DNA replication errors during our natural cell replacement. Their finding asks for a renewed inquiry into the role of "chance" in cancer.
The incidence of liver cancer is increasing and has the potential to become a national health crisis.
While other cancer rates fall or remain static, liver cancer is on the rise. Here's why we need to start paying attention.
Captain, we’re being pummeled by cosmic rays!
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The true radiation risk from commercial flying has nothing to do with security scans. A radiation expert explains how much cancer risk the most frequent of flyers take on when they take to the skies.
Each person’s unique gut microbiota composition is in continuous communication with the immune system.
The composition of bacteria in our gut regulates our immune system. Modifying it - through poo transplants for example - can control cancer risk, as well as response to treatment.
A study found children are at greater risk of developing later cancers from radiation from CT scans.
In a recent study of almost 11 million young Australians, we showed those exposed to a CT scan before the age of 20 had a small increase in cancer risk in the years after exposure.
We know obesity is bad for health - but most people don’t realise it’s implicated in causing many cancers.
Obesity is linked with a host of health outcomes. Both a disease itself and a risk factor linked to many others, we explore the linkages between obesity and cancer.
There’s no reason why more boys should be diagnosed than girls.
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There's no good reason why diagnosis rates differ. And it may be down to gender discrimination.
Breast density appears white or bright on mammograms – so do breast cancers.
Women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer. Density also makes it harder for doctors to detect breast cancer on a mammogram.
But it’s unclear what that means for cancer risk.
Of the 49 inks tested, only four complied with the European standards. Carcinogens were found in more than one-fifth of the samples, and in 83% of the black inks.
People should not interpret the study as saying that every woman who has been overweight for some time in her life will develop cancer at some point.
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A longitudinal study featuring nearly 74,000 US women has found that the longer a woman has been overweight or obese during her adult life, the higher her risk of developing cancer.
Whether or not coffee causes cancer has been under question since 1991.
Scalding injury to body tissue is not known to cause cancer. But experimental data suggest cancer may arise when injured tissue then comes into contact with carcinogens.
After one reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant caught fire and exploded in 1986, the whole site was encased in a concrete sarcophagus.
The meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 exposed 572 million people to radiation. No other nuclear accident holds a candle to that level of public health impact.
When the DNA repair tool is faulty or broken, cancer happens.
Lynch syndrome is a common, inherited condition that affects thousands of Australians and greatly increases their risk of developing cancer. Yet 95% of those who have it don't know about it.
Elementary school students about 13 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant walk past a geiger counter in 2012.
Remediation will never get radiation to zero in the area affected by the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant. Rather than safety, the conversation should focus on acceptable risk.