Almost 4,000 Australians are diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year. Oral cancer is one type.
Social factors influence how likely we are to suffer from many types of disease, including cancer.
The federal government has new advisories on PFAS, which can put human health at risk in a list of ways, but so far only states are regulating the chemicals.
There are currently no effective tests to screen for ovarian cancer. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to recognize and prevent it.
A study of over 100,000 people found aspartame and acesulfame K in particular may increase risk of developing cancer somewhat.
Fat cells and cancer cells talk to each other. Specialists in both systems can do the same.
Cow’s milk naturally raises levels of a growth factor strongly implicated in breast cancer risk.
People with Barrett’s oesphagus may still want to be especially careful about eating bacon.
A really important symptom to look out for is new rectal bleeding when you pass a bowel movement. But anyone can buy a home testing kit if they’re concerned.
Over a 26 year period, cancer diagnoses have risen by 22%, but deaths from cancer have decreased by an equal amount.
Live yoghurt contains bacteria similar to those found in women who have breastfed, and both are correlated with reduced rates of breast cancer.
Late detection of breast cancer means treatment is often drastic and frightening for patients.
Bowel cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Australia, and some cases could potentially be avoided. Here’s how.
I have worked on this problem for many years, and to be honest it still blows my mind to really think about just how complex it is.
The participants who chose more organically grown foods over 4.5 years had slightly lower rates of cancer. But it doesn’t necessarily mean one thing caused the other.
It’s clear that socioeconomic position has a strong influence on cancer incidence and mortality in Australia.
A California judge ruled coffee should carry a cancer warning label but the evidence says something very different.
Since the 1980s, PSA tests have been used for the diagnosis and follow-up of prostate cancer. However, its use as a screening test for prostate cancer remains controversial.
Australians over the age of 40 can now calculate their risk of developing melanoma with a new online test.
The study showed that every 10% increase in consumption of ultra-processed food was linked to a 12% increase in developing some types of cancers. But it didn’t show the processed food caused cancers.