Many people with cancer feel ashamed and judged by others’ reactions.
People with cancer are exposed to many, often misrepresented, ideas about cancer. These can induce stress and even shame for the sufferer who might feel they've done something wrong.
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.
Cryonics has gone from the world of sci-fi movies to the law courts for the family of one 14-year-old girl.
A UK court has allowed a 14-year-old girl's body to be frozen until doctors find a cure for the cancer that killed her. Is this latest example of cryogenics hope, hype or hell?
Mindfulness offered no benefit for reducing anxiety or distress in men with advanced prostate cancer.
Hold up: mindfulness training as a complementary therapy in cancer treatment might not work for everyone.
An Australian study of 204,953 people also confirmed the two in three death rate from smoking.
Cancer and its treatment can have a profound impact on the patient’s ability to work.
In Australia, there is no system in place to support people returning to work after cancer treatment – or to provide advice to their employers on how to help them.
Childhood cancer desperately needs more research.
Children's cancer is a rare disease, which means the market is small and pharmaceutical companies have few incentives to develop drugs for these cancers.
Mice that had only water before receiving chemotherapy, experienced less or no side effects compared to mice fed normally.
Research in animals and humans shows periods of fasting before and after chemotherapy protects healthy cells while killing cancerous ones more efficiently.
A cancer patient from Inner Mongolia seeks treatment in Beijing.
Of women who die from cervical cancer, 87% live in poor countries.
More young Australians face the daunting task of trying to live a ‘normal’ life while dealing with the after-effects of cancer.
If you’re an Australian teenager or young adult diagnosed with cancer, there’s good news: overall survival rates are good and getting better. But what can you expect from life after cancer treatment?
The well-used drug clomipramine could target tumour cells and leave normal cells healthy – if scientists could get enough evidence for it.
Being physically active during and after cancer treatment has many benefits.
Anxiety: damages the body, too.
Research has made some disturbing findings. Here's what we can do about it.
Cancer patient Cao Dongxian poses with CT scan images of his intestine at a hotel room where he stays, near the Peking Union Hospital.
Developing brand new treatments and cures isn't the only way to achieve a major reduction in cancer deaths worldwide.
Ghanaian cancer specialists examine a patient’s scan.
So-called lifestyle diseases such as cancer and heart disease have been rising in Africa, adding to the already huge burden of disease in poor countries. But the research has not kept pace.
Cell nucleus with RNA.
Aging and cancer appear to be closely linked, as over time, cells accumulate hits in their DNA code. But now research has turned to the role of RNA. Is RNA the key to a longer life?
As of January 2016, Gardasil has been administered in more than 200 million doses worldwide.
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The best way to prevent head and neck cancers, which are more common in men, is to get the HPV vaccine. It's free for boys and girls aged 12 and 13.
Scientists have been looking for and finding ways to track various cancers in the blood for some time.
By measuring a cancer cell's DNA in the bloodstream, scientists can get a snapshot of the cancer itself, which is referred as a "liquid biopsy".
A disease that we have known about for more than 100 years still defies proper description and a consensus on how to tackle it.
There is strong evidence that cannabis is useful for treating a range of conditions. Legalising small-scale cultivation is a start to helping those in need.