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Unusual Skin Cancer Risk Identified

In honor of National Skin Cancer Awareness month, here's some unexpected news. If you spend lots of time behind the wheel, you might have an increased skin cancer risk based on the findings of a new study recently published....More...

Asbestosis and the Respiratory Distress Due to Asbestos

Asbestosis, the name says it all, is a disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos. The lungs become less elastic so that the patient may have difficulty breathing, the patient also has a greater chance of lung cancer. The therm Asbestos is a generic term for a number of naturally occurring mineral...More...

Take Steps To Prevent Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and among the top contributors of cancer-related death. But it is also one of the more treatable and preventable cancers. Since March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, it is a good time to learn about prevention. It's important to...More...

Colon Cancer and Gerson Cancer Therapy

The American cancer society projected that 112, 340 cases of colon were discovered last year. And that about 52, 180 death case will result from colon cancer this year. However, the good news is that ... ...More...

Getting It So Wrong

A woman with a history of breast cancer goes to her Doctor complaining of shoulder pain. He sends her for an X-ray and the radiologist says it reveals a cancerous tumour. But her GP "forgets" to mention this crucial information. The woman later dies for the disease. Should the Doctor be na...More...

Radiation & Hodgkins Disease

Hodgkin's disease is a rare type of lymphoma or cancer that affects the lymphatic system, the part of the body that plays a large part in immune system functioning. Approximately 11.4 percent of all lymphomas are Hodgkin's disease, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society....More...

Ra-223: New Arrow in Prostate Cancer Quiver

Drs. Johann de Bono and Howard Scher discuss the fifth active agent in prostate cancer as well as imaging as a biomarker and upcoming immunoconjugates, as reported at ASCO 2013....More...

Information on Colorectal Cancer

Colon or colorectal cancer is the cancer of the large intestine, the last portion of vertebrates digestive system. It begins with the uninhibited expansion of epithelial cells that line the inner surface of the colon. The colon in most mammals is the final portion of the gastrointestinal tract. Its ...More...

Why YOU Are Also Prone to Prostate Cancer

If you think you are not prone to prostate cancer, think again. You might end up dying of prostate cancer like the many other prostate cancer sufferers out there have died... unless you constantly do ...More...

What Do IGE Class Levels Mean?

IgE class levels provide an indication of the severity of a suspected allergy. For a patient exhibiting symptoms of an allergic reaction, two types of blood allergy tests exist: the radioallergosorbent, or RAST, and the IgE antibody or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test, also known as ELISA. Dif...More...

Cancer Screening in the USA

One out of four deaths in the US is due to cancer. In 2010, approximately 569,490 Americans die of cancer. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for female breast cancer, cervical cancer and colorectal cancer....More...

Family History Raises Breast Cancer Risk

Women with a strong family history of breast cancer who do not have genes associated with increased risk of the disease have a fourfold greater chance of developing it than the average woman, new research indicates....More...

Kidney Cancer

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of kidney cancer, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more....More...