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Alcohol Causes 7 Types of Cancer—at Least

Drink only a little? You're still at risk

(Newser) - Health experts are calling for warning labels on booze, like those on tobacco products, based on a new study that finds alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer. Drink only a little? You're still at risk, scientists write in the journal Addiction . After reviewing... More »

Jimmy Carter Says He Has Cancer

Former US president had surgery earlier this month

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued today. "Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body," Carter says in the statement released by the Carter Center. "I will be... More »

Germ-Killer in Soap May Also Be Liver-Killer

Triclosan linked to damage, tumors

(Newser) - A chemical found in most antibacterial soaps may be fighting off germs at the cost of causing liver damage. There have been question marks around triclosan for some time—the FDA warned last year that antibacterial soap could be harmful, and Minnesota banned the ingredient this year —but new... More »

Pregnant but Dying, Army Wife Gives Birth to Son

Diagnosed with cancer 15 weeks into her pregnancy, her one wish was to have him

(Newser) - When 21-year-old Army wife Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo went to the hospital in Fort Hood, Texas—almost 4 months pregnant, seemingly healthy, but experiencing excruciating abdominal pain—doctors discovered a gigantic tumor covering more than two-thirds of her liver. She was diagnosed with aggressive liver cancer and given two to four months... More »

Some Cancers Climb as Deaths Drop Overall

No improvement in young adults' mortality rates

(Newser) - Cancer death rates are down overall, the American Cancer Society says, falling 1.8% among men and 1.6% among women between 2004 and 2008. Rates have dropped across all ethnic groups except American Indians and Alaskan natives, the Los Angeles Times notes. But the incidence of some types of... More »

Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Has Liver Cancer

Pain forces singer to cancel appearances

(Newser) - Robin Gibb, one of two surviving Bee Gees, is battling liver cancer. The 61-year-old singer has appeared increasingly frail in recent months. Brother Barry, 65, traveled from the US to Britain to be by Gibb's side after he was hospitalized with intense abdominal pain last week. He was released... More »

Cancer Spreads, But Fawcett Not at Death's Door: Sources

(Newser) - Farrah Fawcett’s anal cancer spread to her liver in 2007, indicating that the malady is worse than previously thought, the AP reports. Her ongoing stay at a Los Angeles hospital is the result of treatment she underwent in Germany, but not directly related to her cancer, her doctor said.... More »

Teen Obesity Can Cause Liver Disease, Cancer

Condition may lead to organ failure; weight loss can help: experts

(Newser) - In a new and disturbing twist on the obesity epidemic, some overweight teens have severe liver damage caused by too much body fat, and a handful have needed liver transplants, the AP reports. The condition, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure or liver cancer, is being seen in... More »

Meat Linked to Many Cancers

Consumption red meat tied to lung, liver as well as colon cancer

(Newser) - A diet rich in red meat has long been linked to a higher risk of colon cancer, but new research also ties it to lung, esophageal and liver cancers. A new study of over a half million participants focuses on consumption of beef, pork, lamb and processed meats—cold cuts,... More »

New Drug Battles Liver Cancer

Nexavar, already approved for kidney cancer, shows promise in liver patients

(Newser) - An impressive clinical trial has produced what could be the first effective drug treatment for liver cancer, the New York Times reports. Nexavar, which blocks both the blood supply to the tumor and proteins that spur tumor growth, extended the lives of patients in the trial by almost three months,... More »

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