WHO and vaccine group back ‘critical’ cervical cancer shots

Each year, more than 310,000 women die from cervical cancer, and the vast majority of deaths are in poorer countries where immunisation rates against the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes it are low. A vaccine given to girls to protect them against a virus that causes cervical cancer is a “critical” health tool and access […]

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Cancer Screening in India: Sharing Knowledge to Combat Fear and Build Hope

“Why is this happening to me?” That is the question I hear most often from women who come to our primary health center in Lepakshi, India, where we recently started screening for breast, cervical, and oral cancers. These women seek our services because they are afraid. They have symptoms like irregular vaginal bleeding or discharge, […]

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As gutkha stands banned, dohra consumption rising in Uttar Pradesh

By Dinesh C Sharma Dohra does not contain any statutory warning label and hence, consumers are unaware of its health hazards Oncologists have red flagged a smokeless tobacco product prevalent in parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh as a possible carcinogen. The product called dohra is a mixture of areca nut (supari), catechu (kattha), edible lime, […]

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The secrecy and shame around women’s cancers

By Livemint September is ovarian cancer awareness month. How will this disease and other women’s cancers get better support and awareness? Mumbai: After coming out of a debulking surgery and starting chemotherapy for low-grade serous ovarian cancer a year ago, I began my search for ovarian cancer support groups. Just after a cancer diagnosis, the […]

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Cancer incidence rate highest in Kerala

By Timesofindia KOCHI: The highest number of cancer cases in India is detected from Kerala, followed by Mizoram, Haryana, Delhi and Karnataka, while it is the lowest in Bihar. In 2016, cancer incidence rate in India was 106.6 per 1 lakh people, while in Kerala it is 135.3 per 1 lakh people. Even mortality and […]

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Fighting cancer with cheap treatment and screening

By Sanchita Sharma, Hindustan Times Cancer treatment, including radiation and chemotherapy not needing hospitalisation, will be covered under Ayushman Bharat’s annual Rs 5 lakh cover being offered to 550 million people. Cancer is the most feared disease worldwide, and it is even more so in India where treatment outcomes are uncertain because of delayed diagnosis, […]

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Health Ministry ties-up with Dell, Tata Trusts to provide technology solution for NSD programme

By Jagranjosh The NGRAAE Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on September 20, 2018 signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the Tata Trusts and Dell to provide technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). To bring healthcare technology transformation in Comprehensive Primary Health Care NCD programme […]

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NICPR Focuses On Sikkim Model To Check Cervical Cancer

By https://www.sentinelassam.com GUWAHATI: The Noida based National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR) has decided to study the Sikkim model of vaccination to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Notably, Sikkim government rolled out the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination programme across the State from July 30. Accordingly, in Sikkim, about 25,500 girls —almost […]

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