On Sunday, in an interview with the Guardian, actor Michael Douglas revealed that his throat cancer was not caused by tobacco and alcohol, but by HPV, which was transmitted through oral sex. He has since called the statement a …
CT scans can reveal a remarkable amount of useful medical information, but more studies underscore the need to balance the benefits of that knowledge with the risks of being exposed to the scans’ small amounts of radiation.
At her Seattle high school, Shannon Keating wears a hat to camouflage a head made bare by chemotherapy. In the hospital, surrounded by other teens her age, she’s more comfortable going bald. “I feel fine not wearing a hat …
Analyzing a tumor’s genes can predict which prostate cancers won’t need additional treatment and which cases require more intensive therapies.
There’s another reason for those at risk of skin cancer to stay vigilant about protecting their health.
While more effective chemotherapy agents have improved cancer survival, not all patients benefit from the drugs.
Even in utero, children may be affected by exposure to certain compounds in car exhaust.
The late Roger Ebert was always candid about his battle with thyroid cancer and the toll it took on his body. As his cancer progressed, Ebert lost his ability to speak and the once-voluble film critic was forced to grapple with …
An aging population coupled with improved treatment methods mean more people will survive cancer. But at what cost?
Men who lose their hair may have more to worry about than just vanity, especially if their balding starts early.
Group-think is that latest trend in cancer research. This week’s cover story, available to subscribers, explains why such team efforts are becoming a necessity, and why it hasn’t always been this way.
A vaccine that thwarts cancer cells has so far proved to be better in theory than in practice, and researchers may finally understand why.