Losing Weight Revealed Little Tumors All Over My Body

Lipomas are apparently harmless, but I still want them gone.


How to Tell the Difference Between a Bad Headache and a Brain Tumor

Relax. It's probably not time to put your affairs in order just yet.


Man's Lung Tumor Scare Was Actually Just a Toy He Inhaled 40 Years Ago

Doctors found a tiny traffic cone from a Playmobil set in Peter Baxter’s lung.


My Deja Vu Is So Extreme I Can't Tell What's Real Anymore

A brain tumor made me question the very nature of reality.


A Man Finally Had His 130-Pound Tumor Removed After Doctors Told Him It Was 'Just Fat'

Roger Logan's surgeon said he thinks the benign growth probably started out as an infected ingrown hair.


Monstrous Little Balls of Flesh Become Gruesome Sculptures

This series of fleshy and freakish abstract sculptures illustrate the wonder and terror of the human body.


Cracking the Cranial Vault: What It Feels Like to Perform Brain Surgery

It felt medieval when I put her in pins. It was my first time peeling down scalp and opening the skull of living human, a thrill unlike any other. Ten years and thousands of surgeries later, the experience is still branded into my own head.


Scientists Just Discovered The Oldest Evidence of Cancer in Humans

A 1.7 million-year-old tumor proves that cancer isn't a modern disease.


How Diet Soda Ruined My 20s

I lost eight years of my youth stuck in bed with horrible migraines.


What It's Like to Live with a Rare Face Malformation

I suffer from Bannayan–Riley–Ruvalcaba syndrome, which means I have a bad heart, dark blotches in my genital area, and a tumor-like growth on my lips.


A Young Person's Guide to Checking Your Balls for Cancer

Testicular cancer is one of the most common diseases affecting young people with balls, which is why a guide to self-examination could save your life.


Watch Scientists Unroll a Tumor Like a Roll of Toilet Paper

Personalized cancer treatments could end the days of "scorched earth" medicine, and we just got closer with this disgusting bit of genius.