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What is Lung Cancer?

by: Peter Crosta Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth, and lung cancer occurs when this uncontrolled cell growth begins in one or both lungs. Rather than developing into healthy, normal lung tissue, these abnormal cells continue dividing and form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors. Tumors interfere with the […]

A New Rx for Cancer: Ignore It (Sometimes)

Dr. H. Gilbert Welch says cancer treatments are often worse than the tumors—especially because some of them go away naturally. By Andrew Grant; photography by Anne Sherwood You might expect that the next advances in cancer prevention will mean better and more frequent tests that will pick up tumors at the earliest possible stage, followed […]

The top five cancer-causing foods

1. Hot dogs Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can’t live without hot dogs, buy those made without sodium nitrate. 2. Processed meats and bacon Also high in the same sodium nitrates found in hot! dogs, bacon, […]