Maharashtra: Special detection campaign for non-communicable diseases begins from today

Around 8.66 crore people are expected to be surveyed through this campaign. The survey aims to include the examination of patients for leprosy, TB, high BP, diabetes, oral cancer, breast cancer and uterine cancer, and also create public awareness about lifestyle-related illnesses

Maharashtra: Special detection campaign for non-communicable diseases begins from todayCoinciding with the run-up to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the state of Maharashtra, started a special patient search campaign has been launched in the state from today. This will continue till September 28. Under this campaign, nearly 8.66 crore people will be examined for various diseases. “This survey will cover all the […]

Low-fat diets can be beneficial to women’s health, confirms study

New research spanning over almost 2 decades finds that a low-fat diet benefits women’s health

Low-fat diets can be beneficial to women’s health, confirms studyOlder studies in rats and mice have found that rodents on a high-fat diet develop more tumours than those on a low-fat diet. Some of these studies referred to colorectal cancer in particular, while others showed that high-fat diets boosted tumour growth in mouse models of breast cancer. More recently, studies in humans have suggested […]

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 […]

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. […]

Could reused cooking oil trigger breast cancer spread?

A recent study in mice showed that reheated cooking oil might trigger cell changes that can promote late-stage breast cancer growth

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 […]

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients, reveals study

Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients, reveals studyThe low-impact exercise improved swelling, physical fitness, disability and quality of life, the study authors conclude in the European Journal of Cancer Care. “The main strategy in rehabilitation for women with breast cancer is a change of habits, where physical exercise is a fundamental tool,” said study co-author Jorge Torres of the Faculty of Educational […]

Pune: Doctors witness unusual rise in cases of women opting for bilateral mastectomies

The oncologists are noticing that women with increased genetic risk for cancer opting for bilateral mastectomy (that is removing both the breasts). Women opt for genetic counselling, and if there is a risk of breast cancer, they opt for breast removal even before getting diagnosed with cancer

Pune: Doctors witness unusual rise in cases of women opting for bilateral mastectomiesThe Pune-based oncologists are noticing that women with increased genetic risk for cancer opting for bilateral mastectomy (that is removing both the breasts). Women are opting for genetic counselling for cancer. If there is an unusual risk of breast cancer is present, then women are opting for removal of both breasts. The trend is unusual […]

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

A new study has concluded that substituting chicken and other poultry for red meat may bring down the risk of breast cancer

Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer riskRed 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 […]

Excess consumption of sugary drinks interlinked with high breast cancer risk

A new observational study finds a link between the consumption of sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, and the risk of cancer

Excess consumption of sugary drinks interlinked with high breast cancer riskA study published by The BMJ today reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of cancer. For some time now, researchers have been linking sugary drinks with a wide range of health risks. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are only some of the conditions that previous […]

Pune: Women visiting gynaecologists for breast lumps, delaying cancer treatment

Oncologists have found that with the lump in a breast many women are going to a gynaecologist who is not trained to diagnose breast cancer. In around 5 to 10 per cent of cases, it then causes a delay in diagnosis

Pune: Women visiting gynaecologists for breast lumps, delaying cancer treatmentIn order to reverse the trend, experts point out that women should see an expert to avoid misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of breast cancer. Lumps can occur in the left or right breast, or in both breasts. There are many types of a breast lump, most of which are harmless. Doctors diagnose breast cancers […]
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