#WorldCancerDay- 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

What does ‘caution’ stand for? Change in bowel or bladder: If you have been experiencing healthy and regular bowel movements but have begun to experience a sudden or gradual shift in this routine; be it the frequency, constipation, diarrhoea, change in shape or colour, bloody stools and rectal bleeding, these could be signs of cancer. […]

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Yoga improves quality of life in breast cancer patients, proves study

Yoga improves quality of life in #breastcancer patients, proves study  

An Indian study by including doctors Nita Nair, Nishu Singh Goel and five others from Department of Surgical Oncology, Breast Disease Management Group and Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) in Mumbai have evaluated and proven that yoga helps improve the quality of life for women undergoing medical treatment for breast cancer. Interestingly, the study shows that […]

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Meet Anita Vesuvala, breast cancer survivor and counsellor for 22 years

Meet Anita Vesuvala, breast cancer survivor and counsellor for 22 years

Cancer not only takes toll on one’s physical health, but also on the psychological health of a person. The diagnosis comes as a shock to the patient and then every step of the treatment checks the mental strength of the patient. In such a case, the patients often feel that death is awaiting them.68-year-old; Anita […]

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Consuming a healthy diet slashes breast cancer death risk in older women

“Ours is the first randomised, controlled trial to prove that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of death from breast cancer. The balanced diet we designed is one of moderation, and after nearly 20 years of follow-up, the health benefits are still accruing,” lead investigator Dr Rowan Chlebowski from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, […]

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Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer risk

Red meat refers to the flesh obtained from cows, pigs and lambs, that is, beef, pork and lamb/mutton respectively. These contain more of the muscle protein called myoglobin which carries oxygen to the muscle tissue, similar to haemoglobin in the blood. The presence of myoglobin contributes to the red colour. Processed red meats also contain […]

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Permanent hair dye and straighteners can raise the risk of breast cancer

The study published online December 4 in the International Journal of Cancer and suggests that breast cancer risk increased with more frequent use of these chemical hair products. Using data from 46,709 women in the Sister Study, researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH, found that women who regularly […]

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Could reused cooking oil trigger breast cancer spread?

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tested ‘thermally abused frying oil,’ which is cooking oil that has undergone reheating to high temperatures multiple times, in laboratory mice and found that it increased metastatic breast cancer growth. The study states reused cooking oil could trigger breast cancer. The team reported these findings in the […]

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Herbal remedies for cancer can have a dangerous effect

Patients have been urged to avoid the products amid concerns that growing numbers are turning to complementary medicines without telling their doctors, in an attempt to treat cancer that had spread to the skin. Experts warned that such therapies can interfere with chemotherapy, hormone therapy and delay wound healing. Cancer patients should tell their doctors […]

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