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 […]

Meet a Nari Shakti awardee who developed a bra to help detect breast cancer

Dr A. Seema, the Nari Shakti Puraskar winner, with her team, have developed a bra which helps in diagnosing breast cancer. My Medical Mantra's correspondent, Darshana Daga, got an opportunity to share a talk with her

Meet a Nari Shakti awardee who developed a bra to help detect breast cancerA six-member team, headed by Dr A. Seema of the Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) from Thrissur has developed a bra which helps in detecting breast cancer. With embedded sensors that measure the skin temperature and also creates thermal imaging to detect cancerous cells, this device will help many to diagnose breast cancer. […]

The Bold Indian Bride: Cancer survivor shares empowering pictures of bridal photoshoot

A cancer survivor's bridal photoshoot is inspiring women to embrace themselves and their transformation while fighting the disease.

The Bold Indian Bride: Cancer survivor shares empowering pictures of bridal photoshootVashnavi Poovanedran is better known on Instagram as Navi Indran Pillai, and she took the photo-sharing platform by storm after her bridal photoshoot titled ‘The Bold Indian Bride’ went viral Breast cancer survivor Navi Indran Pillai, is encouraging women to embrace their beauty and shatter stereotypes with her heart-warming and stunning bridal photoshoot. View this […]

Diabetes tied to increased risk of advanced, aggressive breast cancer

In the current study, women with diabetes were more likely to have more advanced tumours, which were larger and had spread to more lymph nodes surrounding the breast

Diabetes tied to increased risk of advanced, aggressive breast cancerWomen with diabetes are more likely than those without the disease to be diagnosed with a more advanced and difficult to treat form of breast cancer, a Dutch study suggests. The researchers examined data on 6,267 women diagnosed with breast cancer from 2002 to 2014, including 1,567 patients with type 2 diabetes. Overall, women with […]

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals study

We know that a diet packed with sugary, fatty foods and a lack of exercise can make us more prone to developing a host of life-shortening illnesses, but this is thought to be the first large study to focus on the link between the nutritional content of our food and cancer

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals studyPeople who regularly eat foods with a low nutritional quality have a higher risk of developing cancer. The study authors state that more countries should now enforce food labelling that clearly specifies nutritional value. The British Food Standards Agency developed their nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS) as a way to ensure that people are able to […]

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

Cancer can be quite difficult to deal with, not only physically but also on a psychological level. The diagnosis comes as a shock to the patient and then every step of the treatment checks the mental strength of the patient. Being a survivor, this 68-year-old counsels patients for 22 years now

Meet Anita Vesuvala, breast cancer survivor and counsellor for 22 yearsCancer 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 […]

10 super foods to prevent breast cancer

While there is no one single food or diet that can prevent or cause breast cancer, diet is an area in which individual choices can make a real difference

10 super foods to prevent breast cancerNo food or diet can prevent one from getting breast cancer; it is not 100% effective. However, nutrition is an important aspect and plays an important role in decreasing the chances of breast cancer. Even if you are diagnosed with it, eating and maintaining a nutritious and well-balanced diet can make a significant difference and […]

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 […]

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancer

If you tend to eat your dinner later in the night and closer to bedtime, you may want to reconsider. An earlier dinner time was linked to a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer in a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancerThe relationship between food and cancer has been investigated a great deal. For instance, regularly eating fresh vegetables has been shown to reduce cancer risk. Conversely, regularly eating red meat increases the risk of certain cancers. Over the years, there have also been a number of studies looking at the links between obesity and cancer. […]

Ignoring a breast infection, can be risky for your health: Caution doctors

In the last eight years, Mumbai's civic-run KEM Hospital around 5, 500 women came to KEM Hospital to get treated for breast-related ailments out of which 5,000 women were suffering from some or the other form of breast infection. Whereas, 500 women, were detected and diagnosed with advance stage breast cancer

Ignoring a breast infection, can be risky for your health: Caution doctorsWhile a lump inside a breast can be a cause of concern for some women there are certain signs of breast infections or breast cancer which go unnoticed or are ignored. Doctors inform that women should not ignore any kind of breast pain or feeling of swelling. From 2011-2018, around 5,500 women came to KEM […]
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