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  1. In 1957, a terminal cancer patient was given a worthless drug that caused his tumors to “melt like snowballs on a hot stove.” When he found out it was proven worthless, his cancer returned. He was given a placebo version and it went away again. Got truth again and died.

  2. Sam LLoyd, or Ted from Scrubs, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in january which had metastasized from his lungs. Further scans showed that the cancer was also in his liver, spine, and jaw. The news just came weeks after he and his wife received their first child.

  3. Cobie Smulders who played Robin from HIMYM was diagnosed with ovarian cancer which resulted in having surgeries to remove tumors all the meanwhile shooting season 3 of the show.

  4. Large animals like whales rarely die of cancer as more aggressive tumors grow on the original tumor and destroy it.

  5. We use the word cancer as a medical diagnosis because Hippocrates thought the tumors looked like crabs

  6. The first documented cases of cancer were found on papyrus manuscripts in Egypt dating back to 3000 BC. In these manuscripts, 8 cases of breast tumors are mentioned that were removed by cauterization with a tool called the fire drill. The writing says about the disease, “There is no treatment.”

  7. About the possibility of "Hypertumors", when cancer tumor gets so big it itself gets cancer

  8. The first type of cancer discovered was breast cancer, which was discovered in 1500 BC. The treatment back then was nearly the same as the treatment now, which was to just remove the tumor.

  9. IBM Watson has identified therapies for 323 cancer patients that went overlooked by a molecular tumor board. Researchers said next-generation genomic sequencing is "evolving too rapidly to rely solely on human curation" when it comes to targeting treatments.

  10. Howard Stern's long-time co-host Robin Quivers continued to provide commentary for the show for 17 months from her home after she was diagnosis with endometrial cancer and underwent a 12-hour operation to remove a grapefruit-sized tumor, as well as multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy.

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The southern copperhead (a snake) has a protein in its venom called "contortrostatin" that stops the growth of cancer cells and tumors in mice

Dogs have a transmissible form of cancer called "canine transmissible venereal tumor" (CTVT), where the tumor cells themself are transmitted and do not originate from the host dog. The tumor cells are classified as a distinct species that diverged from canids thousands of years ago.

US military sprayed more than 19 million gallons of Agent Orange (contains "dioxin") in vietnam during veitnam war to eliminate forest and crops,which caused serious health issues like tumors, birth defects and cancer among returning U.S. servicemen, their families and the Vietnamese population.

Honey locust is used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Medical studies showed that compounds extracted from the honey locust have anti-tumor (prevent growth of cancer) properties.

A transmissible form of cancer affects dogs. The tumor cells themselves are the infectious agent, and are not related to the dog hosts. The cells seem to originate from a dog that lived 11,000 years ago, making it the oldest continually propagated cell line in the world.

Tofu contains a soy isoflavone called genistein which can increase the activity of a protein p53 which suppresses tumor growth and can cause cell death of cancer cells.

A cancer-causing virus is the theorized origin of jackalopes, as the tumors often gather on the face and sometimes give the appearance of horns at a distance

Researchers have identified an epigenetic signature in tumor DNA that could be a universal biomarker and help scientists develop a simple blood test for early cancer screening.

Because the human bone is made from active living cells it is susceptible to tumors and cancers just as other organs and systems in the body are.

Chipotle chillies contain substances that are believed to help reduce the chances of developing pancreatic, lung, and prostate cancer partly because of the chemical capsaicin. Capsaicin causes cell suicide in cancerous cells, and may shrink some tumors as well.

Delphinidin is a substance isolated from eggplant that exhibits anti-tumor properties (it prevents growth of certain types of cancer).

Male urine that tested positive on a pregnancy pee stick can mean there is testicular cancer or tumor.

During his second term President Grover Cleveland had a cancerous tumor removed from his mouth by a team of surgeons while aboard a yacht in Long Island Sound in order to keep his illness concealed from the press (he was allegedly on a four-day fishing trip).

The larger the tumor in the liver the harder it is to cure.

Harvard had the first patented animal, the OncoMouse, which is genetically modified to regularly develop cancerous tumors.

Liver tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign liver tumors develop in the fetus, and many never know they have them unless they cause problems. Malignant tumors are cancerous and can multiply.

The romans named tumors "cancer" as they thought they looked like crabs - the astrological sign of cancer.

Cancer is named after crabs (karkinos in Greek) because stretched-out veins in tumors were thought to look like crab legs.

There is a type of cancer that is contagious. It only affects Tasmanian Devils and is called Devil Facial Tumor Disease.

Although scientists believe that Merkel cell polyomavirus causes Merkel cell carcinoma, not all tumors of this type are caused by the virus. This may be due to the idea that the skin cancer labeled as Merkel cell carcinoma may actually be two or more related cancers.

The antioxidant hesperidin contained in orange juice is known to reduce the growth of tumors, and to aid in apoptosis. Apoptosis is the process in which cancer cells are killed off by programmed cell death.

The Deathstalker scorpion's venom has shown potential for treating human brain tumors. A component of the venom, the peptide chlorotoxin, can be used to highlight cancerous cell clusters with much higher precision than MRIs

There are cancer fighting nanorobots, that work by cutting off a tumor’s blood supply, making it shrink

The disease 'cancer' was named by Hippocrates from the word 'karkinos', Greek for crab, when he noted that the vein structure of a tumor was crab-feet-like in appearance.

SAP allows employees diagnosed with cancer to use their supercomputer HANA to calculate tumor growth and work out a remission plan.