Cervical cancer screening: Who should have a smear test?

A cervical screening test is a technique of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix. Find out when you should have a smear test. New Delhi: Women aged 25 to 64 are advised to have a cervical screening test, also known as a smear test, within the period recommended for their age. Basically, a cervical screening test […]

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Young Indian women are more vulnerable to breast cancer, says CII report

The incidence of breast cancer is 25.8 per 100,000 women and is expected to rise to 35 per 100,000 women in 2026, says health ministry By Livemint New Delhi: The burden of breast cancer may be far more severe than estimated by the government, revealed a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) report released on Thursday. CII, […]

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Why early detection is key to deal with women’s cancers

By Rashmi Vasudeva, Thehindu As the second most common cause of death in India, every conversation around cancer counts, especially when it comes to women’s cancer Writer-director Tahira Kashyap recently took to Instagram to tell the world that she had just undergone a partial mastectomy on being diagnosed with Stage 0 (pre-invasive) breast cancer. In […]

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