Pancreatic cancer has an extremely low five-year survival rate.
It's early days, but hope is on the horizon when it comes to one of the deadliest cancers.
Breast cancer is more common in overweight women.
Obesity is one of the factors behind a large rise in cancer rates among women.
In the early stage of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma the disease is curable in more than 90% of the cases.
The incidence of Hodgkin's lymphoma in Kenya isn't known, but new information is emerging to shed light on its prevalence.
Better technologies should be adopted in sub-Saharan Africa to deal with childhood cancer.
Better technology to diagnose, treat and manage the disease early enough is needed to improve the survival rates of childhood cancer in sub Saharan Africa.
It’s estimated our cells will replicate 10,000 trillion times in our lifetime. Errors in this process can lead to cancer.
Modern medicine is increasing our lifespan. But as we survive diseases and live longer, more of us are succumbing to cancer.
Some say cancer-causing chemicals can leak into packaging and into your food.
There is no evidence supporting claims that cooking or heating food in the microwave can give you cancer or food poisoning.
The deadly facial tumour can hide itself from the Tasmanian devil’s immune system.
The facial tumour cells that threaten the Tasmanian devils may use a sort of molecular shield to protect them from the animal's immune system.
Obama annually welcomed students to the White House with their Science Fair projects.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
The outgoing president leaves behind some solid accomplishments in the world of science, tech and medicine. But the biggest departure from his predecessors might have been in his approach.
Sunglasses should be worn at all times when outdoors during the day when the UV index is 3 or above.
Whether cheap or expensive, sunglasses play a crucial role in eye protection against ultraviolet radiation.
This interactive body map highlights the health risks associated with inactivity.
Being physically inactive has been shown to significantly increase the risk of many causes of death and disease. This interactive body map highlights the links between physical inactivity and disease.
Despite dozens of trials internationally, the evidence on medical cannabis is unconvincing.
NSW is about to embark on the largest and most definitive clinical trial ever of medicinal cannabis for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
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.