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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 hundreds of different conditions.

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Do “Rife machines” cure cancer?

The book The Cancer Cure That Worked: 50 Years of Suppression (ISBN 978-0982513866), by Barry Lynes, claims that: there are Rife instruments which, combined with dedicated practitioners and ...
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Do diets containing meat and milk cause a large proportion of breast cancer?

Kristi Funk is a breast cancer surgeon, famous (I assume) for treating Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow (I assume these are famous people). She has a new book to promote and has been doing publicity for ...
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Is there reliable evidence that depleted uranium from the 1999 NATO bombing is causing cancer in Serbia?

This year is the 20th anniversary of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia/Serbia. At the moment, Serbian media outlets are focused on claims that depleted uranium in NATO bombs used during the bombardment ...
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Does smoking one joint give as much exposure to cancer-producing chemicals as smoking four to five cigarettes?

I was linked to a website from Parenting Stack Exchange called drugfreeworld. I then browsed around a bit, and I found this interesting line on the Marijuana page: Aside from the discomfort that ...
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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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Dichloroacetate (DCA) as a cure for cancer

A while ago I read about a cheap and safe drug that kills most cancers. It was the already known compound dichloroacetate (DCA) and the discovery was widely reported in the media. The results at that ...
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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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Does blowing on food cause stomach cancer?

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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Do mobile phones have anything to do with brain cancer?

Is there evidence for a correlation between the use of mobile phones and the occurence of brain cancer? If yes, is there also evidence for causality?
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Is drinking a half-bottle of wine a night ‘as bad as three cigarettes’

A recent study on the cancer risks of drinking alcohol has been widely reported in news headlines. The Times headline is: Half-bottle of wine a night ‘as bad as three cigarettes’ The BBC summarise ...
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Does smoking cigarettes cause lung cancer?

My friend is a smoker. His dad is a doctor. Both claim there is no firm proof that cigarettes cause lung cancer. This article makes a similar claim -- in particular that smoking cigarettes is not ...
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Does burning your food increase your risk of getting cancer?

About a year ago I heard that burning your food can lead to an increased risk of getting cancer. The explanation was that the burned portion of the food was carcinogenic. The Carbon that would be ...
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Does eating organic food reduce your cancer risk?

CNN (and just about every other news source) report the results of a new study on the effects of eating organic food: You can protect yourself from cancer by eating organic, a new study suggests. ...
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Is Roundup weed killer carcinogenic?

Monsanto have been found liable for the terminal cancer of a former groundskeeper exposed to glyphosate and other chemicals in their Roundup herbicidal product. On Friday, a California jury hit ...
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Can 'resonant frequencies' kill cancer cells?

According to some guy called Anthony Holland, you can kill cancer cells with resonant frequencies: "Cancer Research", Novobiotronics; "Shattering cancer with resonant frequencies: Anthony Holland at ...
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Does Burzynski have a miracle cancer cure being suppressed by the FDA?

I received this Mercola announcement for the movie, Burzynski about Stanislaw Burzynski's (allegedly) amazing cure for cancer, which uses antineoplastons. The Mercola article claims some fairly ...
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Do US Pharma firms have an incentive to develop useless cancer drugs?

An economic analysis of cancer drug approvals in the USA was recently published. Drug regulators’ acceptance of any statistically significant improvement shown in a single randomized trial and ...
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Are blue lights giving people cancer?

A recent article in Gizmodo reports: Researchers have linked the modern form of LED street lighting to higher rates of breast and prostate cancer, in a grim development that could have ...
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Would eliminating cancer only change the average lifespan by 2.5 years?

On https://youtu.be/wiAnk3pt-Lc?t=44m00s Curt Ficenec claims that: If you eliminate cancer, you would only change the average lifespan by 2.5 years The same claim was made by David Sinclair in ...
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Does German New Medicine work?

German New Medicine is a medical treatment developed by Ryke Geerd Hamer. Hamer claims that the cause for every cancer is a "biological-conflict shock". The German New Medicine is a set of findings ...
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Does screening for prostate cancer save lives?

The Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test is used by doctors in many regions of the world to test for prostate cancer and other prostate disorders. Some people recommend its use for screening - i.e. ...
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Is “blue scorpion venom” a legitimate treatment for cancer?

I came across this article just recently, in which it states that no data had been collected about the effectiveness of blue scorpion venom as a treatment for cancer. However, this article was written ...
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Did trevor smith found a cure of cancer? [duplicate]

This says he doesn't http://9gag.com/gag/aVewGMM This says he might http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=787721 I think this one is the main claim http://www.cureyourowncancer.org/...
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Can antioxidants prevent cancer?

Antioxidants are often touted as some kind of miracle cure for all kinds of illnesses. They are supposed to prevent damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) to the cells by scavenging those ROS ...
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Is Red Bull carcinogenic and does it pose a health risk?

I've seen hundreds of reports, from various sources online claiming that Red Bull contains a substance that causes cancer and that so far it may have killed three people. However I believe in most ...
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Does female genital mutilation reduce the risk of a woman's partner getting HPV?

If you love your husband Get yourself circumcised Because the germs under your prepuce Can reach his mouth when he pleasures your clitoris And cause him oral cancer ... The culprit ...
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Are the majority of modern cancer drugs useless?

Cancer is one of those diseases that cause dread in its victims and their families. Though many are treatable or even curable, many others are not and there is great pressure on medics to offer any ...
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Was it only Johnson & Johnson which hid the link between its Talcum powder and Cancer risk? [closed]

Recently a woman successfully sued Johnson & Johnson for not giving enough warnings about the Cancer causing risks of its baby powder. But why only Johnson & Johnson? Do other Talcum powder ...
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Do elephants rarely get cancer?

According to Hope fights childhood cancer: Elephants have 40 cancer fighting proteins in their DNA which means they rarely get cancer This immediately made me think of the false claims that sharks ...
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Does drinking distilled kerosene cure cancer?

Recently one of my close relatives were diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. An alternative medicine specialist recommended drinking distilled kerosene. This appears to be a common therapy: ...
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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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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 hot peppers kill cancer?

While browsing Health.SE, I came across an answer that makes the following claim: A 2007 study by Nottingham University2 found that spicy foods can help kill cancer cells. Capsaicin, which is what ...
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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 eating processed meat as bad as smoking for causing cancer?

I recently saw this posted on social media; it caused quite a stir, with over 200 comments from people debating the veracity of the claims. “It’s funny how people get outraged at parents putting ...
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Are two thirds of cancer mutations random and unavoidable?

The internet is full of cures for cancer and the medical literature (and many newspaper headlines) are full of claims about which specific lifestyle factors make cancer more likely. Some cancers are ...
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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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“For generations it was considered improper to die of cancer”?

In On the Accuracy of Economic Observations (1963, 2e, p. 23), Oskar Morgenstern claims that for generations it was considered improper to die of cancer, hence little mention of this disease. I ...
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Are cancer recovery rates the same as they were in 1920?

Related: Have any “cures” been invented since the 1950's or so? I ran across the movie Cut Poison Burn, who's abstract is as follows: Cut Poison Burn is a controversial, eye opening, and sometimes ...
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Does mammography cause more cancer than it prevents? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is routine screening for breast cancer for asymptomatic women younger than 50 worthwhile? Dr. Mercola seems pretty confident that mammography not only doesn't improve breast ...
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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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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 various ...
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Do THC or other cannabis compounds cure/slow cancer?

I see this popping up on my Facebook feed quite a lot (to be fair, it's usually the same 3 people): Claims that evidence has shown that marijuana/cannabis/THC/other cannabinoids can have a positive ...
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Do abortions cause breast cancer?

Conservapedia's sub-article on Abortion and Breast Cancer claims that there is an undeniable link between breast cancer and abortions: The vast majority of scientific studies have shown that ...
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Is GcMAF effective against Cancer and Autism?

There is a glycoprotein globulin made naturally in the human body called Gc protein-derived macrophage activating factor, or GcMAF for short. Recently, it's become one of those purported "miracle ...
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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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Did Lance Armstrong Have Cancer?

According to wikipedia: In October 1996, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread to his brain and lungs. His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and ...
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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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Does regularly drinking from a plastic container cause cancer?

I drink water from my plastic cup regularly and a friend commented that it could cause cancer. He also added that I should not heat food in plastic containers or wrappings in the microwave as that ...
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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. ...