Blanket term for a class of diseases in which cells lose the function called apoptosis" and continue to grow uncontrolled. Can also refer to the study of this uncontrolled growth, as well as its invasion and/or destruction of other tissues which is known as metastasis. The term "cancer" covers ...

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Will half of the human population born in 1960 develop cancer?

It is well known that the incidence of cancer is increasing due to a lower fraction of deaths from other causes. However, there are many articles (probably sharing the same source) stating that the ...
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Lung cancer due to inhaling oily steam in the restaurant kitchen for a long period of time

There is a rumour which states that chefs increase their likelihood of developing lung cancer if they work for long periods of time in the kitchen with oily steam. Does anybody here have such ...
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Do aluminum-based antiperspirants cause cancer?

Some people claim that the aluminium in antiperspirants can cause cancer. For example, Mercola.com: Putting on antiperspirant is a routine part of most people's day, and you may not think much ...
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Does iodine prevent cancer?

I have recently found claims that iodine can prevent cancer. Eg: breast cancer a variety of cancers "especially in breasts, ovaries, uterus, prostate and thyroid gland" and many more sites. ...
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Do married cancer patients have lower death rates than single cancer patients?

This article posted on a Russian news portal claims that American scientists have found a beneficial effect of marriage at treating cancer: Как сообщает Lifenews со ссылкой на The Washington Post, ...
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Are artificial football pitches linked to cancer?

There is a lot of weather in the UK and this interacts with normal grass pitches used for sports such as soccer and rugby to cause the pitches to be unplayable. As a response many teams have adopted ...
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Did just 18 people die from prostate cancer in Japan in 1958?

The vegan diet advocacy film Forks Over Knives (2011) claims that in 1958, there were just 18 deaths from prostate cancer in Japan, but 14.000 such deaths in the United States, which had about twice ...
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Does low-dose radiation from X-rays or CT scans cause cancer?

Some researchers claim that, despite wide belief, that exposure to Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation (LDIR) from computed tomography (CT) and X-ray medical imaging scans does not cause cancer. Jeffrey ...
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Are organic vegetables higher in carcinogens?

My common senses would have told me that organic vegetables are healthier and less harmful compared to vegetables treated with pesticides. A recent post on Quora made me think otherwise. Organic ...
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Has first cancer case been directly confirmed to Fukushima cleanup?

Slashdot reports First Cancer Case Confirmed From Fukushima Cleanup: Following on from reports of elevated levels of child cancer and 1,600 civilians deaths from the evacuation, this is the first ...
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Are child thyroid cancer rates around Fukushima 20—50x higher?

According to Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation By YURI KAGEYAMA Oct. 8, 2015 4:25 AM EDT A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been ...
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Does low-intensity radio-frequency radiation lead to cancer? [duplicate]

A recent review article, Oxidative mechanisms of biological activity of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation reached a surprising conclusion our analysis demonstrates that low-intensity RFR [...
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Are the methods and conclusions of the study “Clear connection between wireless devices and cancer, experts say” sound?

The article, no longer linked at Science Daily, by is summarized: A metabolic imbalance caused by radiation from your wireless devices could be the link to a number of health risks, such as ...
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Does Frankincense cure cancer?

I saw this implausible claim today: Even scientists now recognize the power agents that exist within some essential oils which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells to close ...
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Is Sodium Nitrite (food additive e250) carcinogenic?

Reading a recent news article about a Dutch fish processing firm using Sodium Nitrite for white fish processing I learned that the additive is associated with a higher risk of cancer when used in ...
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Is CancerTutor.com reliable? [closed]

CancerTutor.com claims to be a website for "alternative" cancer treatments, denouncing standard treatments like chemotherapy or radiation. From the first glance, it seems like your typical quackery ...
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Does baby powder cause ovarian cancer?

There has been an article circulating on social media which says that a 1982 study implicates baby powder usage in ovarian cancer. As early as 1982, studies have shown a link between baby powder ...
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What is the *causal* link between smoking and lung cancer? [closed]

I have been discussing smoking with a fellow who states that for all the decades of study of the tobacco leaf, still nobody has managed to find what part of the process of smoking the tobacco leaf ...
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If smoking causes lung cancer, why has a decline in smoking not led to a decline in lung cancer?

According to the CDC, smoking prevalence among US adults (18+) has decreased quite a bit over the years: 1974: 37.1% of the population 1980: 33.2 1990: 25.5 2000: 23.3 2010: 19.3 According to ...
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Was research by Nazi doctors use as a precursor for some cancer treatments?

I have been told that some of experiments done by Nazi doctors had become the precursor for some early work in radiotherapy and other cancer treatments. This may very easily be Nazi sympathizer ...
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Is the cause of stomach cancer known?

Several fact-sheets and web-sites claim the cause of stomach cancer is unknown: Cleveland Clinic: Stomach Cancer - Cancer Institute Overview The exact cause of stomach cancer is unknown, ...
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Does eating the apple skin alone help to reduce cancer cells and liver cancer?

The article An Apple a Day May Really Keep the Doctor Away mention: Using colon cancer cells treated with apple extract, Liu and colleagues found that 50 milligrams of apple extracted from the ...
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Is there a cancer avoidance diet that is backed up scientifically? [closed]

Is there an agreement in the scientific community upon a diet (eating program) that can avoid or drastically reduce risk of cancer? The information out there is very vague and sometimes contradictory. ...
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Does drinking black tea increase prostate cancer risk?

A Scottish study in 2012 claimed that heavy black tea drinkers are at higher risk for prostate cancer. A new study from Scotland has found that men who are heavy tea drinkers may be at higher ...
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Can dogs detect human cancer?

I heard several times that dogs could detect cancer before it was detected by humans. Can Dogs Smell Cancer? There are many published studies that prove dogs can detect cancer through breath ...
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Does colonoscopy screening reduce the risk of death due to colon cancer?

The article Colonoscopy Still ‘Gold Standard’ For Preventing Colon Cancer, Johns Hopkins Expert Says mention that the colonoscopy is the gold standard in detecting colon cancer even though there are ...
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Has the cure to cancer been hidden by pharmaceutical companies?

I've heard a theory that given the widespread incidence of cancer, a cancer cure probably already exists but has been hidden by major pharmaceutical companies to maximise revenue from expensive cancer ...
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Is papillary thyroid cancer benign?

Looking at this story it says that: According to a study conducted by the Cancer Institute Hospital in Tokyo from 1995 to 2009, a total of 283 papillary thyroid cancer patients chose not to have ...
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Does the intensity of one's sex life influence the probability of getting cancer?

I've heard claims such as People who have sex at least 2 times a week between the age of 20 and 30 are less likely to get cancer later. and People who have too much sex are more likely to ...
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Can scorpion venom be used to help to identify cancer cells?

Apple Balla reports that Wired reports that scientists report that: Washington, July 7 (IANS) In what can alter the course of cancer treatment in the near future, researchers have found a compound ...
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Is it healthy to sunbathe without sunscreen?

A article in The Independent starts with: Researchers followed 30,000 women for 20 years and found that those who avoided the sunshine were twice as likely to die Women who never sunbathe ...
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Are the location of brain-tumours linked to which ear you use a cell-phone with?

In the meta-analysis Cell phones and brain tumors: a review including the long-term epidemiologic data, they find that: The results indicate that using a cell phone for > or = 10 years ...
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Alkaline diet afect cancer? [duplicate]

I have heard that if you have an alkaline diet it actually prevents/stops cancer. It is not mandatory to eat all alkaline things but to balance it so that the body does not get to acidic from food. ...
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Does Aloe Vera cure diseases? [closed]

Many sites claim that Aloe Vera can cure diseases and sicknesses such as Arthritis and prevent diseases such as cancer. Is there any scientific merit at all to all those claims? Example sites: ...
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Does limewater cure cancer?

In Macedonia, limewater (calcium hydroxide) is used as a folk remedy for cancer. The case was presented on television in Macedonia that patients with metastases were cured by drinking lime water and ...
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Is cancer linked to having an acidic body?

There a lot of differing views reports on pH levels and cancer. Some say that cancer only grows in acidic bodies. Some say that an alkaline body can prevent or cure cancer. Many others disagree ...
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Do cellphone towers cause health issues?

Yesterday I got a request to install a cellphone tower on my building. The company is going to pay me fair amount but I heard that cell tower radiations cause some serious health issues. Are they ...
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Blowing on food

I recently read a post saying that blowing on food is dangerous because it can cause "Stomach Cancer", and found on google some links like this one. I cannot find attendible references, and moreover ...
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Can pregnancy tests check for testicular cancer in men?

I saw this picture here: [ Is this true? Can cancer be detected by a pregnancy test?
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Does Artemisia annua kill 98% of cancer cells in 16 hours?

I found this piece of information repeated on many blogs: "healthy food house" Taking in consideration it is one of the deadliest diseases, scientists constantly try to find a cure and finally ...
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Does grilled meat cause cancer? [duplicate]

On a business trip to China, I ate a lot of wonderful food. Towards the end of the second week, I was craving BBQ, a hamburger, anything... I asked our interpreter if there were any such places ...
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Does cooking with extra virgin olive oil cause cancer?

Many health websites suggest a substitute for cooking oil as olive pomace oil. Some also say that extra virgin olive oil can be used for cooking. I can't remember when but a newspaper featured that ...
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Does getting a flu shot every year help prevent cancer?

Marketwatch's story "10 surprising steps to staying cancer-free" states that getting an flu shot every year help prevent cancer: Get an annual flu shot. Having the flu triggers inflammation, which ...
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Is the Newborn Vitamin K Injection Linked to Cancer or Leukemia?

Nearly every newborn in the USA is given the Vitamin K injection at birth or within a few days after. The shot is meant to help the infants quickly build the biochemical pathways that allow for quick ...
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Is it harmful to eat microwave heated food on daily basis? [duplicate]

My physics teacher used to tell us stories about how food becomes dangerous because of distorted cells in microwaved materials, which in turn may cause cancer. But he wasn't very detailed about it, ...
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Could some pacific fish (export, or migratory) be dangerous for those at-risk of certain cancers?

It seems plausible that increased radiation exposure could negatively impact the health of these populations. cancer patients currently on a chemoradiation regime cancer survivors who are at-risk ...
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Can smoking marijuana reduce the risk of cancer in cigarette smokers?

The risk of a cigarette smoking person developing cancer is much higher than a the risk of a non-smoker developing cancer (can I assume that this is common knowledge?) - this website claims that ...
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Do lemons help cure cancer?

This morning I read an article on Facebook (in German) about the huge health benefits of lemons - and not just the juice, but the whole lemon, especially the skin. Several other sites make similar ...
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Do fish oil or omega-3 fatty acids increase the risk of cancer?

A retrospective study came out that found a correlation between increased blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids and increased incidence of prostate cancer. The skeptical responses I've seen come from ...
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Does eating raw garlic prevent lung cancer?

CBC News reports a study by the journal “Cancer Prevention Research” that eating raw garlic cuts the “risk of lung cancer by 44 per cent”. I haven’t heard of this journal, but the methodology ...