Causes of Cancer

5 Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

Ranking as the number one cause of death worldwide, cancer is one of the most frightening diseases in the world today. The deadly disease can affect nearly any part in the body with each type of cancer presenting different symptoms. Researchers have discovered many treatment options for cancer patients, however…...

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Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the most deadly cancer of the female reproductive system. Often known as “the silent killer,” ovarian cancer is difficult to detect early because the ovaries are deep within the pelvis and initial symptoms are often ambiguous. Too often the cancer goes undiagnosed until after the disease is far…...

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Breast cancer incidence in Chinese women

In recent years, the incidence of breast cancer has significantly increased in Chinese women.   Moreover, many Chinese women develop the disease in their 40s, which is 10 years younger than in the West.  It is thus increasingly important for Chinese women to be more aware of ways to help prevent…...

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What do all types of cancer have in common?

Cancer is not a single disease. Cancer is a group of over 100 diseases that involve the uncontrolled division of the body’s cells. What do all types of cancer have in common? Without exception, cancer begins with changes in the genes. In fact, research now recognizes that a tumor’s location…...

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It’s in the Genes

Doctors and researchers agree: a tumor’s location is not the most important factor in choosing the best treatment. As Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, USA recently said, a lung cancer patient could have more in common with a bladder cancer patient than with another lung…...

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Smoking, Cancer, and Other Diseases

Although non-smokers are not immune to lung cancer, cigarette smoking is by far the most important risk factor for this disease. Compared with those who continue to smoke, people who do quit before they are 50 years old cut in half their risk of dying in the next 15 years.…...

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