Why cancer strikes more women than men in India

Source: BBC News For oncologists worldwide, India can look like a puzzling outlier when it comes to cancer. For one, despite reporting more than 1.5 million new cases every year, India’s cancer rate remains lower than, say, the economically advanced US. That’s about 100 cases per 100,000 people compared with 300 in the US. This […]

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India’s reverse trend: More women have cancer than men

Source: Indian Express In new Lancet paper, researchers call for large-scale study to know why CANCER CASES in men outnumber those in women the world over but the situation is the reverse in India, according to a new paper published in the medical journal Lancet Oncology. And to understand why this is so, the paper […]

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In India, more women have cancer than men

This is a huge contrast to the global age-standardised cancer incidence of men having a 25% higher incidence than women. Globally, cancer cases in men far outnumber those in women, but a new paper has found that India observes a reverse trend in this regard. Researchers from the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research-Indian […]

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A tough nut to crack

Source: The Hindu Areca nut (supari in Hindi), the dried seed of the palm tree, Areca catechu, is the fourth most commonly used psychoactive substance in the world after caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. An estimated 600 million people chew it, with southern Asia, especially India, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan, being high prevalence areas. Areca nut […]

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Announcement by Government of India (Ayushman Bharat)

Ayushman Bharat for a new India -2022, announced Two major initiatives in health sector announced Rs. 1200 Crore allocated for 1.5 Lakh health and wellness Centres National health protection Scheme to provide Hospitalisation cover to over 10 Crore poor and vulnerable families The Government today announced two major initiatives in health sector , as part […]

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Taking the fight against cancer to a new level

The state-of-the-art National Cancer Institute coming up in Jhajjar, Haryana, will start admitting patients from September. The centre that will be at the forefront in all activities related to cancer care, prevention and treatment. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) being built in Jhajjar, Haryana, is set to begin operations in September. The centre, which comes […]

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Tips to reduce risk of cancer

Tips to ensure that we are doing enough to reduce cancer risk by making appropriate healthy changes in our diets and lifestyle along with getting screened regularly. Studies have shown that some simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Here are few cancer prevention tips.   Avoid tobacco use Smoking has been linked to […]

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Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

The word ‘caution’ signifies the care or the need to take action to avoid any mistake or danger. On the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’ which is observed on the 4th of February, the word caution helped to recognise and establish the 7 most common and significant signs of cancer What does ‘caution’ stand for? […]

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