Prolonged exposure to even low doses of radiation increases the risk of cancer, according to a new study of workers in the nuclear sector in Britain, France and the United States.
In a controversial shift, a leading U.S. medical association on Tuesday urged women to wait until the age of 45 before getting an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer.
A man in his 40s who worked at the Fukushima nuclear plant after the 2011 disaster is the first person confirmed to have developed cancer from radiation exposure, Japan confirmed Tuesday.
It was the hair, she says. She never realized how much her hair had meant to her.
Three researchers won prestigious medical awards Tuesday for a new approach to treating cancer and insights into how creatures deal with DNA damage.
Being tall is linked to a higher risk of cancer, especially for women, said research Thursday drawn from physical and health data for five million people in Sweden.
In just three decades, the once monolithic approach to diagnosing and treating breast cancer has become more personalized and less intrusive -- a transformation that likely saved millions of lives, experts say.
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease -- good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.
An investment of US$97-184 billion could make life-saving radiotherapy accessible to most people who need it by 2035 and save millions of lives, research showed Saturday.
Scientists in the United States said Tuesday they had created a tiny implant which, in mice for now, captures cancer cells spreading through the body.