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.
The earliest hominin cancer.
Patrick Randolph-Quinney (University of Central Lancashire/University of the Witwatersrand)
Cancer is not the modern disease many believe it to be. New fossil evidence from two South African caves suggests that its origins lie deep in prehistory.
Age-adjusted brain cancer rates have flatlined over nearly 30 years.
In May this year, I led a paper published in Cancer Epidemiology, which looked at the incidence of brain cancer in Australia between 1982 and 2012. The first mobile phone call was made in Australia in…
One in ten cancer patients can expect to face fertility issues after their treatment.
One in ten cancer patients will face fertility issues after treatment, but less than 50% are given options to preserve fertility. And those who are offered options can face significant cost barriers.
Meet Toxoplasma gondii.
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Scientists are making the terrifying useful.
A Malawian woman carries a bag of maize meal.
Reuters/ Mike Hutchings
Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition.
Needle match. tension in the court room can push parents away.
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Harsh tales of mothers and fathers thrust into the court system as they seek the best treatment for a sick child are a warning.
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.
UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
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.
Though commonly associated with food poisoning, the strain of salmonella used is a benign variety.
What started with a study of diseases transmitted by mosquitos, could end with a new way of treating cancer.
Computer-aided decision-making has been shown to help in clinical contexts. But winning over doctors and patients is a different matter.