Cancer

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Our cancer article category offers up-to-date information on cancer treatments and tips that can help prevent several types of cancers, like breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and leukemia.

Hematochezia vs. Melena: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments
Hematochezia vs. melena. Both are medical conditions linked to blood in stool, but what are the differences? Is one simply pooping blood along with stools, while the other is caused by rectal bleeding? In this article, we will compare and contrast he... Read More
What Causes a Hunchback (Kyphosis)? Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Tips
Credit: iStock.com/stockdevil When you hear the term hunchback, perhaps your mind wanders to the 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by famed author Victor Hugo or the animated Walt Disney film of the same title featuring the fictional character ... Read More
Are Hair Dyes and Chemical Relaxers Causing Cancer?
Long before the days of plastic surgeries and “BOTOX,” people would manipulate their appearance with hair products. Hair dyes and straighteners have allowed people to change their look easily in the privacy of their own bathroom. And these produ... Read More
Prostate Cancer: Eating These Foods Can Starve Cancer Cells
If you choose to satisfy your hunger with grapes, apples, or spicy meals like curries, then guess what? You could be starving potential prostate cancer cells at the same time. A new study is showing that compounds in red grapes, apple skin, and turme... Read More
Lung Nodules: What Are the Causes and How Serious Are They?
You’ve gotten the results back from your tests, and you’ve been told that you have lung nodules. It can be an incredibly scary moment. There is a spot on your lung, and you’re not sure what that means. Are lung nodules serious? Are lung nodules... Read More
Olivia Newton-John Faces New Breast Cancer Diagnosis with Complementary Therapy
Superstar singer Olivia Newton-John—best remembered for her role in the hit movie Grease—has been forced to postpone tour dates this summer because of some bad health news. But what she’s doing about it could inspire you, if you’re struggling... Read More
Colon Cancer and Tree Nuts: How These Snacks Affect Your Survival
Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is the third-leading cause of deaths from cancer in the United States, for both men and women. The risk increases with age and it is more common in some races than others. If you have a family history of... Read More
Breast Cancer: A Glass of Wine per Day May Increase Your Risk
Just when you thought having a glass of wine every day was safe and healthy, a recent report from the World Cancer Research Fund has found that women who drink as little as a half-glass of wine per day—about 10 grams of alcohol—could increase th... Read More
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