Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption have been linked to the development of throat cancer. Frequent heartburn also has been added to that list of potential culprits in the disease.
Angelina Jolie has put BRCA gene mutations on the red carpet. But changes in this gene play a role in more than breast and ovarian cancers. Faulty BRCA 1 and 2 proteins can also be involved in pancreatic and prostate cancer.
It's known that people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders also struggle with physical illness. Such physical illness may be leading to deaths that could be avoided.
Computed tomography (CT) scans expose patients to radiation. There’s a suggested link between the imaging tests and increased cancer risks, but nothing has been clearly defined. What are those risks for children?
Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that’s responsible for stomach problems such as ulcers and sometimes cancer. The good news, though, is this bug is going away and so are cases of stomach cancer.