Ahead of World Thyroid Day, physicians urged patients with thyroid cancer to do regular checkups in order to prevent their condition from worsening.
Women diagnosed with cancer in one breast often face a difficult decision of whether to surgically remove both, and a study Wednesday found double mastectomies may be performed too often.
New York raised the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 on Sunday, in its latest initiative to encourage healthier behavior among residents.
Melbourne is pushing to become one of the first cities in the world to introduce a total ban on smoking in public spaces, officials said Thursday, with anyone wanting a cigarette required to use a designated shelter.
A team of Taiwanese researchers have found a potential remedy for liver cancer in a drug used for treating arrhythmia that can be much cheaper and less toxic than existing treatments.
Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, U.S. researchers said Monday.
The U.S. government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the federal Food and Drug Administration.
Aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer by half, but only in people who carry high levels of a specific type of gene, a study released Wednesday found.
More than 92,000 people, or one in 251 residents of Taiwan, were diagnosed with cancer in 2011, an increase of more than 2,000 from the previous year, according to figures released by the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) Tuesday.
China and India are facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment all causing large-scale problems, experts said on Friday.