Honeybee venom rapidly kills aggressive breast cancer cells and when the venom's main component is combined with existing chemotherapy drugs, it is extremely efficient at reducing tumour growth in mice abc.net.au/news/2020-09-0…
Despite having a lower rate of smoking, the United States has a 10x higher rate of lung cancer than Japan. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess was written over a period of three weeks after he was misdiagnosed with brain cancer and given a year to live.He decided to spend that year writing five novels to provide for his wife after his death. Ironically, he outlived her. heraldscotland.com/arts_e…
"Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day is About, Lead Singer, Billie Joe Armstrong's Father Dying of Esophageal Cancer on September 1st, 1982, When Billie was 10 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wak…
Kurt Vonnegut adopted his sister’s three sons after she died of cancer two days after her husband died in a train accident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kur…
Schizophrenics and their unaffected relatives have lower overall rates of cancer. Research has shown that, despite being more frequent smokers, people diagnosed with Schizophrenia have a significantly lower incidence of lung cancers compared to the general population. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Mark Ruffalo had brain cancer when his wife was pregnant with their first child, and had to fight through facial paralysis and balance problems for months. cancerhorizons.com/cancer…
While Sharon was giving up, sick in bed with cancer, Ozzy asked Robin Williams to visit her. He hopped in her sick bed randomly and apparently her family went from crying to peeing themselves laughing in a second. She loved it and went from giving up to chemo the next day. pagesix.com/2018/03/06/sh…
Today I learned about Amy Rorbach, a reporter for ABC News, who underwent a mammogram live on air in 2013 to promote the procedure for Breast Cancer Awareness month. It was discovered that she did have cancer, and the procedure likely saved her life. cnn.com/2013/11/11/showbi…
After the fallout of Bernie Madoff, his son Mark committed suicide, and his other son Andrew died of cancer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned about Clair Engle, the senator who had himself rolled into the senate with terminal brain cancer, so he could vote on the Civil Rights Act. He couldn't speak due to the cancer so, when called, he pointed to his left eye to signal his vote ('Aye'). He died weeks later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Walt Disney designed Epcot to be a fully functioning city of the future with over 20,000 inhabitants. The city was to be Disney’s biggest contribution to society but he died from lung cancer before construction began. His ambitious plan was then turned into the theme park we see today. businessinsider.com/walt-…
Antioxidants have not been proven to be able to help prevent or cure any chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases or cancer. Supplementing them can cause some of these. nccih.nih.gov/health/anti…
There exists a conspiracy theory which states that Bob Marley was "assassinated" by a CIA agent who gave him a Converse shoe infected with cancer, which spread from his toe to his brain. Among those who believe in this theory as T.I. and Busta Rhymes. nme.com/news/music/t-i-an…
Kegels are for men too; men who do kegel exercises by working out their pelvic muscles can ejaculate further and stronger, control bladder functions, and urinate more precisely. In addition, urologists suggest that kegels help recover from prostate cancer by strengthening the pelvic floor. uclahealth.org/urology/pr…
We have effectively cured an extremely common form of cancer: chronic myelogenous leukemia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Elephants rarely get cancer because they have extra copies of two cancer-fighting genes: P53, which hunts for cells with miscopied DNA, and LIF6, which obliterates the mutated cells before they can form a tumor. sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
The use of Mustard Gas during WWI directly lead to the discovery of the first chemotherapy treatments for cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
A new blood test can detect 50 different types of cancer cancernetwork.com/view/ne…
There’s a chef that lost all of his taste due to radiation in curing his stage four cancer. He regained his taste back eventually, but slowly. Now he owns a three Michelin star restaurant in Chicago and is praised by his unique flavor combinations. npr.org/2011/08/29/139786…
Today I learned about the documentary 'Batkid Begins' following Miles Scott, an American child and cancer survivor. His Make-A-Wish wish was to be "Batkid", a sidekick of the Batman. Once the request went out, volunteers, city officials and businesses rallied and turned San Francisco into Gotham City. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Dogs can smell Cancer! edition.cnn.com/2015/11/2…
Masturbation has health benefits relating to cervical infections, urinary tract infections, and may reduce insomnia, depression, prostate cancer theconversation.com/happy…
In Europe, Italians have the highest genetic diversity. They have extraordinary peculiarities that contribute to reducing the risk of kidney inflammation and skin cancers, and the risk of diabetes and obesity, favoring a longer lifespan. phys.org/news/2020-05-ear…
In 1991, Huguette Clark (American painter, heiress, and philanthropist) was admitted to Doctors Hospital in Manhattan to treat various basal cell cancer lesions on her face. Though she successfully recovered, Clark remained as a hospital resident for the following 20 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
Radon - the second leading cause of cancer in the U.S. - is used in parts of Europe as a natural health remedy pri.org/stories/2016-07-0…
In 1990, Dr. Mary-Claire King discovered the human gene BRCA1 which is linked to breast cancer. Soon after, Myriad Genetics cloned and patented it. She was sent a cease-and-desist letter to stop researching it. Finally in 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled that human genes cannot be patented. hopkinsmedicine.org/resea…
Dr. Khurshid Guru, the Director of Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York, saved the life of a child having an asthma attack aboard his transatlantic flight, by making a makeshift inhaler with a water bottle, cup, some tape, and an oxygen tank. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p039…
Cancer patients who opt for alternative therapy die at twice the rate of those who stick with conventional cancer therapy. jamanetwork.com/journals/…
You capitalize a disease only if it is named after a person or place. For example, Parkinson's disease is capital, but cancer is not. apastyle.apa.org/style-gr…
Only 5-10% of cancer is genetic, and the other 90-95% is due to environmental and lifestyle factors. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The original host of the gameshow Jeopardy, Art Fleming, died of pancreatic cancer nndb.com/people/580/00009…
All of the three siblings of Jimmy Carter died of pancreatic cancer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
β€˜negative ion’ products not only do not release negative ions, but they’re also fairly radioactive, increasing the risk of skin cancers and radioactive contamination hackaday.com/2020/02/26/b…
From the 1930’s all the way through to 2007 the leading cause of death was heart disease, 2nd leading cause was cancer and third was Cerebrovascular diseases. 2008 Chronic lower respiratory diseases briefly took over the third cause until Accidents (unintentional injuries) took over from 2016. usatoday.com/story/money/…
Today I learned of Lurleen Wallace, the first Woman elected Governor of Alabama. Diagnosed with Uterine cancer, the doctors informed her husband, who declined to pass the information on to her until years later, when the cancer had metastasized, fearful of lost time to campaign. She died a year into her term. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lur…
The Swedish Cancer Society had to use diagrams with square breasts to avoid Facebook auto-censoring. theguardian.com/technolog…
Near the end of filming the movie Matilda, Mara Wilson's mother passed away from breast cancer. Director Danny DeVito was able to show a near final cut of the film to her so she could see her daughters performance. The movie is also dedicated to her memory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
The comedian Bill Hicks died when he was just 32 from pancreatic cancer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Ernest Hemingway was A SURVIVOR: He lived through Anthrax, Malaria, Pneumonia, Dysentery, Skin Cancer, Hepatitis, Anemia, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, 2 Plane Crashes, a Ruptured Kidney, a Ruptured Spleen, a Ruptured Liver, a Crushed Vertebra, and a Fractured Skull; only to kill himself zmescience.com/other/feat…
Three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults are deficient in vitamin D, the so-called "sunshine vitamin" whose deficits are increasingly blamed for everything from cancer and heart disease to diabetes, according to new research. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The Mantis Shrimp has one of the best eyesights in the animal kingdom. It’s hexnocular vision is so powerful that it sees six images at once, sees in 12 colors, and can polarize its own light. Scientists are now modeling its capabilities to detect cancer and internal injuries in humans. youtu.be/Lm1ChtK9QDU
Incidents of lung cancer are actually significantly lower in high-impact radiation states where nuclear testing occurred pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
A 'cancer patient' underwent surgery to remove a lump in his lungs. It turned out to be caused by a toy traffic cone he inhaled 40 years ago. He did not have cancer after all. theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
Today I learned about Ben Underwood who taught himself how to navigate the world through echolocation after losing his eyes to cancer at age 3. en.everybodywiki.com/Ben_…
Lipstick may contain metal in toxic amounts. Daily use of lipstick and/or lipgloss may expose women to excessive amounts of the metal chromium which is associated with stomach cancer. Also, 75% of products tested contain lead. There is no way for consumers to find out a product's metal content. ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1205518…
Cardiovascular disease deaths vary predictably by season, with more deaths in the winter. This effect is not seen in cancer deaths, or in countries without seasonal weather variations. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Commerical Flight Attendants and Pilots are 4x more likely to get cancer in their lifetime, because of the time they spend flying, with a thinner atmosphere and more solar particles. They recive 3x more radiation a year than a nuclear plant employee ehjournal.biomedcentral.c…
In 3 to 5% of cases of invasive cancer, secondary metastasised tumors are found but the primary tumor is not located. This is called "cancer of unknown primary origin". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Whales and dolphins get sunburns too, sparking concern that the thinned ozone layer can lead to the development of skin cancer in these animals. sciencemag.org/news/2010/…

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