Early diagnosis is now a proven life-saver for cancers of the breast, cervix, lung and colorectum, says Dr Abhishek Shankar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at AIIMS, Delhi
Breast and cervical cancer risks are higher — but just slightly. So always consult your doctor before going on the pill. Besides, for anyone looking to lower their cancer risk, not smoking, eating a healthy balanced diet, drinking less alcohol and keeping a healthy weight will have the most impact, says Dr Manju Wali, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Max Hospitals, Delhi
Published in The Lancet Oncology, a study noted that in countries like China, Iran, and Turkey where traditionally tea is drunk very hot (at about 70 °C), the risk of oesophageal cancer increased with the increase in temperature.
"Sorry, can’t wait for you because it’s stage 2 invasive cancer," Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu tweeted on March 22
The mRNA cancer vaccines train the patient's immune system to fight their own cancer. Most trials are manufacturing vaccines for individual patients based on the specific antigens present on their tumours. It takes around two months to produce a vaccine.
Surgeons at Fortis Mohali use gold standard CRS HIPEC technique. Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) includes removal of all sites of cancer within the abdominal cavity while HIPEC Surgery involves administering heated chemotherapy in the abdomen inside the OT itself
"“Once the patient has a negative attitude towards life, the immune system automatically goes down. And since our immune system is controlling the cancer cells, these cancer cells come up," said Dr Anil Thakwani, director and senior consultant oncologist, Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida
According to Dr Neeraj Dhingra, consultant – Radiation and Clinical Oncology, Ruby Hall Clinic, it is usually seen in females aged 25-49 years, and is classified into 4 types: Neurogenic, Developmental, Psychogenic and Mixed.
Apart from high-risk populations, chemoprevention can also be given to healthy individuals to reduce their risk of getting cancer. “It is called primary chemoprevention”. HPV vaccine that protects against Cervical cancer is an example of the same.
Paediatric oncologists from around the country bust myths about a child’s lifespan, chemotherapy, the possibilities of new therapies and remission.
Miyake, whose name was associated with Japan's economic and fashion prowess, passed away on August 5 of liver cancer leaving behind a rich legacy.
The food we eat, the air we breathe and the choices we make — be it to smoke, drink alcohol or not exercise regularly — are more linked to our chances of getting cancer than luck. (Text: Ishi Khosla)
RR Patil who had been battling cancer for three months succumbed to the disease after a multiple organ failure.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos wore pajamas to a meeting. But it was no casual wear Wednesday at work. In an instagram post he said that it was to raise awareness about childhood cancer, the second leading cause of death in the US between kids aged 4 and 14.