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What is cancer of unknown primary?

What is cancer of unknown primary?

Ribbon days, pin days, moustache months – cancer awareness in Australia has never been higher. But imagine being diagnosed with the sixth most deadly cancer in the nation, only to discover there are no “days” for it, no specialists dedicated to its treatment, no support groups or networks. In short, ...

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Life-saving cancer breakthrough

Life-saving cancer breakthrough

Patient trials for a revolutionary new cancer treatment discovered by Melbourne researchers could begin within the year. In research published in the journal Cancer Cell, scientists claim that the new drug can be used to kill leukaemia and lymphoma cells by blocking their protein production. This would effectively eliminate the ...

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Cancer no longer a death sentence

Cancer no longer a death sentence

Cancers affecting the bowel, blood, prostate, breast, skin and pancreas kill 18,500 people a year, but you can massively reduce your risk 1. Get screened regularly Early detection is the best chance of a cure in most cancer cases and can even prevent you from getting cancer in the first ...

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Epigenetics the answer to cancer?

Epigenetics the answer to cancer?

We arrive into the world with a mixture of DNA from our parents. We may have inherited mum’s dark hair or dad’s fiery temper, but ourgenetic heritage – and what happens to it during our life – could also be the key to avoiding deadly diseases such as cancer and ...

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Does red meat cause cancer? WHO set to issue warning

Does red meat cause cancer? WHO set to issue warning

For years we have been told red meat is good for our health, but as it stands what we might know about this iron-rich food source (and diets like the paleo) could be all wrong. The World Health Organisation (WHO)released a statement (today, Oct 26) in The Lancet declaring processed ...

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