Incidence of cancer set to rise: Lancet study

Between 2018 and 2040, the number of patients requiring first-course chemotherapy annually will increase from 9.8 million to 15 million. A study published in The Lancet, Oncology estimates that a steady growth curve of patients (eligible for chemotherapy) will be seen in low and middle income countries going from 63% in 2018 to 67% in 2040. The […]

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Obesity and breast cancer: A wakeup call

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women globally as well as in India. The rate of breast cancer in India has increased 39.1 per cent from 1990 to 2016. An estimated number of patients with breast cancer in 2016 was 5.26 lakh. Breast cancer is the first or second leading cause of death […]

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Blame bowel cancer on obesity

BENGALURU: Bowel cancer is the third most common type of cancer among men and the second most common cancer in women across the globe. Even though the incidence of bowel cancer cases was less in India in the past, the number of patients has been increasing day by day with more prevalence among the young […]

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Ovarian cancer risk factors by tumor aggressiveness: An analysis from the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium

Ovarian cancer risk factors differ by histotype; however, within subtype, there is substantial variability in outcomes. We hypothesized that risk factor profiles may influence tumor aggressiveness, defined by time between diagnosis and death, independent of histology. Among 1.3 million women from 21 prospective cohorts, 4,584 invasive epithelial ovarian cancers were identified and classified as highly […]

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Study links diet, drug-resistant breast cancer

Drug resistance is the leading cause of death in women with estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer, the most common form of the disease. Now, researchers have identified an ordinary dietary element that may increase the chances of a breast cancer becoming drug-resistant. The connection of the amino acid leucine — found in foods such as beef, pork, […]

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Cancer patient fan appeals to Ajay Devgn to not promote tobacco products

Nanakram, a 40-year old cancer patient from Rajasthan, has made a public appeal to Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn to stop doing advertisement of tobacco products in the interest of the society. The patient’s family said that he was a fan of Devgn and used the same product which the actor advertises for but now he realises that tobacco has had an adverse effect on his life. […]

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How patient support groups are revolutionising health care

Asha Verma was diagnosed with breast cancer 20 years ago. She was 28, and had a one-and-a-half-year-old son. “I was completely broken. The dread of death was so strong in my mind,” she says. A year later, she was to introduced to Hitaishini, a Kolkata-based support group of female breast cancer survivors. “I met so […]

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No place for laal badshah

Amdavadis who out of addiction to paan masala, or otherwise, think public places are their spittoons, better watch out. With Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation deciding that enough is enough, spitters  have no choice but to stop dirtying public places or face the ire of civic authorities. With around 6,000 CCTV cameras keeping an eye on those […]

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