DailyDirt: Terrible Tumors

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Radiolab had a fascinating episode on famous tumors that aired recently (again). Cancer is usually a pretty grim topic, but there are some incredibly interesting facets of cancer if you can forget about its lethal nature. If you haven't known anyone who has battled cancer, consider yourself lucky. But cancer is a leading cause of death, so it may be unavoidable to encounter this disease at some point in your life. In the meantime, here are just a few tidbits about tumors that you might not have seen. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Wally (profile), 31 Oct 2013 @ 9:55pm

    I'm surprised Ohio's Riverside Methodest Hospital isn't mentioned..My father got a cancer of the appendix involving malignant carcinoma with mucinin...it webbs the tissue surface of his organs like the Zerg have that goup they must use to grow on to spread...
    Anyway, my dad got a very new procedure that only 4 hospitals in the world perform...Hot Chemo Bath...

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    Anonymous Coward, 31 Oct 2013 @ 10:30pm

    Tasmanian Devils

    Tassie Devils will probably go extinct in the wild -- but there are lots of disease-free breeding populations in captivity.

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      Ninja (profile), 1 Nov 2013 @ 1:57am

      Re: Tasmanian Devils

      I wonder. If the causes of the cancer are natural then it's simply natural selection doing its wonders or a man-induced issue. If the former then we should let it be. This is the same as humans fighting fires in forests where the trees themselves are hardwired to 'promote' widespread fires (their leaves are highly combustible naturally and they won't die from the fire). The question is how do you determine if it is man-induced?

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