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 […]

Breast cancer’s deadliness is influenced by genes, reveals study

An international team of scientists have confirmed that both rare and common mutations of our genes are linked to the development of breast cancer, including tumour characteristics and corresponding deadliness

Breast cancer’s deadliness is influenced by genes, reveals studyInterestingly, they discovered that the rare mutations were linked to more aggressive tumours, while the common mutations were associated with less aggressive tumour characteristics The study was led by Dr. Li Jingmei, Senior Research Scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), together with a team at Karolinska […]

Jaslok Hospital organises Pink Note 2.0 to spread awareness on breast cancer

 In India, over 1, 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year - a staggering number that has overtaken cervical cancer to become the most common cancer affecting women. With 70,000 deaths getting reported every year, a woman succumbs to breast cancer every ten minutes in the country

Jaslok Hospital organises Pink Note 2.0 to spread awareness on breast cancerDue to a lack of awareness (even in metros), the absence of a nationwide, population-based breast cancer screening programme and more than 60 per cent of breast cancers getting detected at an advanced stage, most cancer patients succumb to the disease within a year of getting diagnosed. Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre concluded an evening […]

Mumbai: Female employees of Lijjat Papad undergo screening for breast cancer

The Indian Cancer Society collaborates with Rotary Club of Bombay for Conducting Early Detection Camps for female employees of Shri Mahila Griha Udyog (Lijjat Papad).The initiative coincides with Indian Cancer Society’s ongoing Go Pink Campaign on the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Mumbai: Female employees of Lijjat Papad undergo screening for breast cancerThe aim of this initiative is to highlight the importance of early detection of breast cancer and to provide medical support for women. The month of October is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a part of the international campaign to raise awareness about the disease and raise funds for research, cause, prevention, diagnosis, […]

Pune: Walkathon to be organised for raising awareness on hair donation

The 2nd Hair for Hope India event at Pune will be on Sunday, October 27 as part of the Pinkathon by actor-model Milind Soman. Over 5,000 ladies are expected to take part at the event at Mulik Ground, Kalyani Nagar, Pune. The walkathon is scheduled to begin at 5:30 a.m.

Pune: Walkathon to be organised for raising awareness on hair donation  In order to spread awareness on breast cancer, the event will witness many activities. While there is a great demand for donated hair for cancer patients, not many are willing to come forward to donate their hair. This event will give a chance to all those people, who voluntarily want to donate their hair. […]

Know about rehabilitative care for breast cancer survivors

Dr Anil Heroor, Head-Surgical Oncology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, and Dr Fabian Almeida, Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, share how breast cancer takes a toll on the patients and how to overcome them

Know about rehabilitative care for breast cancer survivorsBreast cancer is one of the most mentally and physically exhausting diseases some women endure. The post-treatment phase is one where the body goes through physical changes, resulting in weakening of body muscles and a decrease in bone strength. When it comes to the mental wellbeing, no one can anticipate the struggle this disease brings […]

Breast cancer: ‘Cancer doesn’t mean death, we must fight against it’

October is observed as breast cancer awareness month. The word ‘cancer’ comes with a negative connotation and is associated with trauma. My Medical Mantra beings to you a story of a breast cancer survivor, who states that fitness, diet, and positive thinking, are the keys to overcome it

Breast cancer: ‘Cancer doesn’t mean death, we must fight against it’“I have known that I am suffering from cancer. However, I had made a firm decision, whatever happens; I will fight this battle, and will never surrender. I knew that I would have to suffer from  hardship, pain, and agony, but I told myself, cancer cannot defeat me,” said Saluja Choudhary (name changed), while speaking […]

Breast cancer awareness month: 60 police constables undergo breast cancer screening

In observance of breast cancer awareness month, over 60 female officers of the Navi Mumbai Police, underwent preventive breast cancer tests

Breast cancer awareness month: 60 police constables undergo breast cancer screeningBreast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the second most common cancer overall. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, there were over 2 million new cases in 2018. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer makes up 25 […]

Mumbai: Dabbawalas’s join campaign to spread awareness on breast cancer

Breast cancer awareness month is a yearly campaign that intend educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more. This campaign starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st every year

Mumbai: Dabbawalas’s join campaign to spread awareness on breast cancerBreast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign observed every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. In order to create awareness among women about breast […]

What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothers

Dr Avinash Deo, a medical oncologist, SL Raheja Hospital and Dr Manjiri Mehta, a consultant gynaecologist, an obstetrician, and a laparoscopic surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. He shares how little signs can detect the possibilities of breast cancer, and what should a new mother do in these cases

What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothersIn India, breast cancer is rapidly increasing and is becoming more common among younger women. The survival rate for breast cancer in Indian is as low as 60%. While a mother is breastfeeding her baby, she should also be concerned about the health of her breast. Breastfeeding women are usually aware of how their breasts […]
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