Poor diet in teen years may increase breast cancer risk in early adulthood

Although the study cannot prove cause and effect between a pro-inflammatory diet during adolescence or early adulthood and premenopausal breast cancer, the team believes that the results further highlight the importance of a healthful diet

Poor diet in teen years may increase breast cancer risk in early adulthoodPrevious studies have associated an unhealthy diet – particularly one that is low in vegetables, high in refined sugar and carbohydrates, and high in red and processed meats – with chronic inflammation, which may raise the risk of certain cancers. According to the new study, it is this diet-induced inflammation that may increase a woman’s […]

Many women get double mastectomy when only one breast has tumours

For most women with breast cancer, who do not have an inherited genetic mutation that predisposes them to a high risk of cancer formation, the risk of developing cancer in the other breast is quite low

Many women get double mastectomy when only one breast has tumoursWomen with cancer in one breast may opt to have both breasts removed even though a double mastectomy isn’t always linked to better survival odds, a recent study suggests. Researchers analysed survey data from women with early-stage cancer in one breast and found 17 percent had both breasts surgically removed as part of treatment. “For […]

Night shifts have no link to breast cancer

The leading UK cancer experts have observed the data on 1.4m women only to find there was no association of breast cancer with night shift work

Night shifts have no link to breast cancerAs per a new research finding, women working late at night or in night shifts for a long time are at ‘no or little risk’ of developing breast cancer. In 2007, a World Health Organisation (WHO) committee, based on studies of animals and people, had said shift work ‘most likely’ had a link to breast […]

Cancer devastated her life, but could not conquer her will to live and move on

On the eve of World Cancer Day, My Medical Mantra salutes the undying spirit of this Mumbaikar who has not let Cancer defeat her. Rajeshree Shinde has married twice and both her husbands succumbed to cancer. Her young daughter died due to TB. Despite all this, Shinde today helps breast cancer survivors live their lives with confidence and dignity

Cancer devastated her life, but could not conquer her will to live and move onFor a woman, losing her breast is akin to losing a limb. It not only physically scars her, but also scars her soul and her self-confidence. However, in a small discreet corner of the office of Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) situated in Worli, 51-year-old Rajeshree Shinde has been giving lakhs of such women across […]

Mumbai sees an encouraging drop in cases of cervical cancer

Doctors say cervical cancer cases have reduced due to better awareness on personal hygiene, availability of water and privacy of bathrooms

Mumbai sees an encouraging drop in cases of cervical cancerMumbai has seen a drop in the number of cervical cancer cases over a period of time. Increased awareness on taking proper personal hygiene care and sanitation has led to the fall in cases. “The number of cervical cancer has decreased due to better awareness, personal hygiene, availability of running water and privacy of bathrooms,” […]

Poor lifestyle and eating habits lead to obesity, which in turn causes cancer

The most common type of cancer due to obesity is breast and colon cancer

Poor lifestyle and eating habits lead to obesity, which in turn causes cancerObesity could lead to cancer as more number of people are getting prone to unhealthy way of life and eating junk food. According to the doctors it is an alarming situation. “There is scientific evidence and clinical studies which mention high predisposition of some types of cancer in obese male and female. The body of […]

Breast prosthesis, a simple innovation that has changed lives of women

Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) began to provide breast prosthesis for free to women who have undergone mastectomy and are unable to afford silicone breast implants

Breast prosthesis, a simple innovation that has changed lives of womenTwelve years ago, Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) assigned Rajshree Shinde with a job – to stitch breast prosthesis. Little did Shinde know that her job of making artificial breasts sitting in that quiet, small room will make a big difference in lives of those women who have undergone mastectomy. This initiative of CPAA to […]

1 in every 8 Mumbaikar has cancer, reveals latest study

Latest data released by the Indian Cancer Society says in 2014, Mumbai witnessed 13,564 new cases, which is a 12% increase in four years from 2010 to 2014. The data was collected from 137 city hospitals

1 in every 8 Mumbaikar has cancer, reveals latest studyAccording to latest cancer data released by the Indian Cancer Society, a Mumbai-based cancer registry, there is a marginal increase in cancer cases in Mumbai. In 2014, Mumbai witnessed 13,564 new cases, which shows a marginal increase of 12% from 2010. The data, which was collected from 137 city hospital, states that one in every […]

5 path-breaking cancer breakthroughs of 2016

Cancer remains one of the most widespread, and deadly, diseases in the world, but in 2016 we’ve come far in discovering ways to better diagnose, treat, and even cure some forms of cancer

5 path-breaking cancer breakthroughs of 2016Here is a list of five most impressive cancer breakthroughs of 2016 Blood test breast cancer detection As most women know, breast cancer detection usually involves an uncomfortable mammogram followed by invasive biopsies. However, in September, researchers made strides in creating the first blood test for detecting breast cancer. According to a recent study, the […]

5 most fascinating medical innovations of 2016

Like every year wherein advances made in medicine cure more illnesses, medical innovations made in 2016, too, have revolutionised science and health care

5 most fascinating medical innovations of 2016Here are five of the most fascinating medical innovations of 2016. Male Birth Control For the most part, long-term birth control has remained the responsibility of the female in a relationship, but 2016 brought the idea of male hormonal birth control closer to becoming a reality. In March, University Of Minnesota researchers presented their latest […]