Higher vitamin D blood levels in women tied to lower risk of breast cancer

Vitamin D is hailed as a wonder nutrient, capable of lowering a person's risk of different forms of cancer. Recent research now confirms that people with high enough levels of this vitamin in their blood have a significantly lower risk of breast cancer

Higher vitamin D blood levels in women tied to lower risk of breast cancer  Results from a new study published today in PLOS ONE shows women who have higher vitamin D blood levels have a significantly lower risk for breast cancer. Analyses were done combining data from two randomized trials conducted at Creighton University with data from a cohort from GrassrootsHealth. The combined data included more than 5000 […]

Following a low-fat diet improves chances of breast cancer survival

Breast cancer patients may have a better chance of survival when they follow a low-fat diet heavy in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, a recent U.S. study suggests

Following a low-fat diet improves chances of breast cancer survivalResearchers studied 19,541 participants in the federally funded Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) who were randomly selected to join a dietary experiment focused on limiting fat intake to 20 per cent of calories. Researchers also looked at data for a control group of 29,294 women in the WHI study who didn’t alter their diets. By the […]

World first: New immunotherapy method cures advanced stage breast cancer

Immunotherapy is a method dealing with cancer which equips body’s own immune system to tackle it. This method of dealing with cancer is said to be the next big revolution in treating caners, says experts from the country who have already practiced it here

World first: New immunotherapy method cures advanced stage breast cancerIn the latest study published in the journal Nature Medicine it has been established how US based researchers cured breast cancer of a woman whose cancer had even defied chemotherapy. This is the world’s first breast cancer treated with immunotherapy approach. A 49-year-old woman from USA, who was suffering from end stage breast cancer, was […]

IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals wear pink jersey to raise awareness on breast cancer

Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals have donned a special pink jersey in Friday’s home match against the Chennai Super Kings, to raise awareness about early cancer screening through their campaign Cancer Out

IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals wear pink jersey to raise awareness on breast cancerAs part of the Rajasthan Royals’ Cancer out campaign, skipper Ajinkya Rahane along with his team mates Heinrich Klaasen, Krishnappa Gowtham and Mahipal Lomror on Wednesday got themselves screened in an urge to promote early cancer screening. A significant proportion of cancers can be cured if detected early. Several surveys have showed that less than […]

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detect

New research suggests that in addition to being at higher risk of developing breast cancer, overweight women are more likely to have larger tumours at the time of diagnosis. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detectOverweight women should be screened for breast cancer more frequently as they have a greater chance of rapidly developing hard-to-treat tumours, a new study shows. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed. Some women who are at higher risk of breast […]

Breast cancer can affect men too, here’s what you need to know

Being extremely rare, male breast cancer is not among the discussion points in our lives. In many cases, the disease being undetected leads to its spreading to the lymph nodes or other areas. It develops in the small amount of breast tissue men have behind their nipples. The most common symptom is a hard, painless lump in one of the breasts

Breast cancer can affect men too, here’s what you need to knowBreast cancer, as we all know it, is usually assumed to be a worry only for women. It is true, however, men are also at risk but do not even know it. Male breast cancer is very rare and accounts for only 1% of all breast cancer cases. Despite the rare occurrence of breast cancer […]

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancer

The administration of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in Mumbai has written a letter to Medical Council of India, asking them to start a specialised postgraduate course on cancer for medical students. Doctors state that in the past few years the state has seen a sharp rise in cancer cases. And as compared to the number of cases, the numbers of doctors who can treat cancer patients are very few

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancerMaharashtra has witnessed a sharp rise in oral, breast and cervical cancer cases in the past few years. In order to impart specialised cancer-related education to the students, the administration of Sir JJ Hospitals has written a letter to Medical Council of India (MCI). The letter was written by Dr Tatyarao Lahane, former dean of […]

Breast Cancer: IIT researchers develop new technique for early detection

Researchers from IIT-Roper have developed a new technique for early detection of Breast cancer. Researchers claim, the infrared technique is fast and non-invasive. Infrared Thermography, will locate tumors which can’t be easily located by mammography

Breast Cancer: IIT researchers develop new technique for early detectionNow, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Indian women, constituting about 27% of all female cancers and incidence rates begin to rise in the early thirties and peak at ages 50-64 years. Overall, 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. India accounts for the third highest […]

New cancer drug attacks cancer-causing gene linked to obesity

Scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these cancers from growing

New cancer drug attacks cancer-causing gene linked to obesityResearchers from Michigan State University are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. The scientists were particularly interested in bromodomain inhibitors (BET inhibitors). These are a promising new class of drugs that target the genes involved in cancer’s growth. BET inhibitors prevent the expression of certain growth-promoting genes and therefore slow tumour growth. The researchers […]
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