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Does frankincense oil have cancer fighting properties?
A small number of laboratory studies have suggested that frankincense oil may contain some properties that affect cancer cells, but there is no evidence yet that it can treat or prevent cancer in humans. Find out more...
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Is a fasting diet beneficial to cancer patients?
Studies are being carried out on the 5:2 diet, including with cancer patients, however to date there is no conclusive evidence of the benefits or potential risks. Find out more...
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Can astragalus improve the immune system after chemo?
Despite claims that astragalus can boost the immune system, evidence is limited. Find out more...
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Can radiation from medical tests cause cancer?
The benefits of undergoing such tests to help diagnose a serious medical condition far outweigh the relatively small risk. Find out more...
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Can acupuncture relieve cancer treatment side effects?
While the limited number of studies done have provided some evidence, more high quality clinical trials are required. Find out more...
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Can radiation treatment for breast cancer cause heart problems?
There has been some evidence that damage to the heart can be reduced by applying a particular radiation therapy technique and the breath-holding technique. Find out more...
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Why can you get a melanoma on areas of the skin that are exposed to little or no sunlight?
Melanomas can also occur on parts of the body that have never been exposed to the sun. Find out more...
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Does vitamin D protect against cancer?
The sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation is both the major cause of skin cancer and the best source of vitamin D. Find out more...
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Can eating apricot kernels cure cancer?
Apricot kernals are commonly touted as an alternative treatment for cancer, but there is no evidence that eating these actually works. Find out more...
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Can cancer pass from mother to baby during pregnancy?
Although it is possible, it is extremely rare for a mother to pass cancer on to her baby during pregnancy. Find out more...
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