Study: One in Six Cancers due to Preventable Infections

Cancer and Infection A new study finds that largely preventable viral, bacterial and parasitic infections cause about two million new cancer cases and 1.5 million deaths each year. The study involved statistical analysis of cancer incidence and found that 16 percent of all cancers diagnoses in 2008 were...
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Cancer Warning Labels for Cell Phones?

A few decades ago, smoking was not considered harmful. Now, we know that smoking causes cancer and cigarette packets have to carry that warning. Is the same thing happening to cell phones? There are many who believe that using cell phones causes cancer. Some scientific studies have even...
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Cancer Risk from Airport Scanners Very Low–Study

A new study indicates that the risk of cancer from airport security scanners is very low. This is because these units emit low radiation levels if operated correctly. The risk of developing cancers from such low radiation levels is very low. The amount of radiation absorbed in a...
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New Device Uses nanotubes to capture Tumor Cells speedily

Scientists working at MIT and Harvard have devised a new tool that can identify individual cancer cells within a blood sample. Mehmet Toner, leader of the research group and professor of biomedical engineering at the Harvard Medical School, and Brian Wardle, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at...
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What causes cervical cancer?

What Causes Cervical Cancer? We don’t know exactly what causes cervical cancer, but certain risk factors are believed to have an effect. The most significant risk factors are: * Human papillomavirus (HPV) * Sexual history Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can infect the genital tract, the...
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Tips for buying sunscreen and avoiding skin cancer

Sunscreen and Cancer Sunscreen (also commonly known as sun block, sun lotion, sun cream or block out) is a lotion, spray, gel or other topical product that absorbs or reflects some of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin exposed to sunlight and thus helps protect against...
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Working in shifts can cause cancer

A new study conducted by Thomas C. Erren and colleagues indicates that working in shifts could cause cancer. It is well known that short-term disturbances of circadian rhythms, such as jet lag, can impair a person’s sense of well-being, but can chronic disruption of biological rhythms lead to...
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Mangoes protect against breast cancer

Mango lovers have a new reason to savor their favorite fruit – it has been found to protect against colon and breast cancer. Though mango is an ancient fruit heavily consumed in many parts of the world, little has been known about its health aspects.  Mangoes contain phenols,...
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Colon Cancer Prognosis

Colorectal cancer or colon cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum which are part of the large intestine. It can also occur in the appendix. Common symptoms of colon cancer include rectal bleeding, anemia, weight loss and changes in bowel habits. Colon...
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