Diabetics diagnosed in middle age more likely to have pancreatic cancer

Having diabetes is known to approximately double the risk of pancreatic cancer, but the new study suggests if you are diagnosed with type 2 after the age of 50, it may be a sign you already have the deadly disease

Diabetics diagnosed in middle age more likely to have pancreatic cancerMore than half, 52.3 per cent, of pancreatic cancer cases among diabetics are in those who have been diagnosed less than three years before their cancer diagnosis. Researchers suggest in some cases diabetes may be caused by the cancer, and could act as an early warning sign for the killer disease. The University of Southern […]

You can cut your cancer risk by eating organic food, reveals news study

You can protect yourself from cancer by eating organic, a new study suggests. Those who frequently eat organic foods lowered their overall risk of developing cancer, a study published Monday (Oct. 22) in JAMA Internal Medicine finds

You can cut your cancer risk by eating organic food, reveals news studyPaying extra for those pricey organic fruits and vegetables might pay off: New research suggests eating them might help you dodge a cancer diagnosis. People who consumed the most organic foods had a 25 percent lower cancer risk compared with those who ate the least, the study found. Specifically, eating more organically grown foods was […]

Childhood cancers are curable if treated early, say experts

International Childhood Cancer Month is celebrated every September to raise awareness and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families

Childhood cancers are curable if treated early, say expertsAccording to a report by World Health Organization (WHO) with access to quality care, more than 80% of children with cancer can survive, living full and healthy lives. However, many children in low-income and middle income countries do not receive or complete care, and, as a result, over 90% of childhood cancer deaths occur in […]

Cancer diagnosis linked with increased risk of diabetes

Cancer patients were 35 per cent more likely to develop diabetes than people without malignancies, the study found. The excess diabetes associated with tumours persisted even after accounting for other diabetes risk factors like obesity, smoking and drinking

Cancer diagnosis linked with increased risk of diabetesPeople who get diagnosed with cancer may be more likely to develop diabetes, a Korean study suggests. The study included 524,089 men and women, ages 20 to 70, who didn’t have cancer or diabetes at the start. By the time half the participants had been in the study for at least seven years, 15,130 people […]

All you need to know about high-grade cancer

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre on Wednesday revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer. My Medical Mantra speaks with oncologists to know what does high grade cancer actually mean

All you need to know about high-grade cancerCancer is typically labelled in stages from I to IV, with IV being the most serious. Those broad groups are based on a much more detailed system that includes specific information about the tumour and how it affects the rest of your body When you’re diagnosed with cancer, your doctor will tell you what stage […]

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 […]

New cancer test can detect 8 types of cancers, offering new hope to patients

The Cancer Seek test was able to detect tumours about 70% of the time on average in more than 1,005 patients with early-stage cancer. Crucially, it did so before the cancers had spread, giving patients the best chance of beating the disease

New cancer test can detect 8 types of cancers, offering new hope to patientsA new blood test that can help in the early diagnoses of eight common cancers before they spread and risk patients’ chances of survival has been developed by Australian researchers. The new test would help early detection of cancers affecting the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, oesophagus, bowel, lung and breast, Xinhua quotes a statement from […]

Cancer survivor beat all odds, rises to new heights

While dealing with cancer would be traumatic for anyone of us, Kanika Tekriwal dealt with this hard phase in her life, by focusing on creating her own business. This is a cancer survivor who never lost her drive in life. And made use of the most traumatic time in her life to write her own success story

Cancer survivor beat all odds, rises to new heightsCancer in today’s time is one of the most heard of diseases. But to be on the table with your doctor, sitting on the other end, breaking the news wouldn’t be a very pleasing thing for anybody. Kanika Tekriwal, CEO and Cofounder of JetSetGo, an aviation company, made sure that she was going to take […]

Breakthrough: Researchers discover 27 genes that could halt cancer

Human cells normally contain two copies of tumour suppressor genes, which work to prevent tumour formation by slowing down cell division and growth. When these genes are deleted, through genetic mutations, for example - this gives rise to cancer development

Breakthrough: Researchers discover 27 genes that could halt cancerThe discovery of these genes could open the door to much-needed personalised treatments for cancer, say the researchers. First study author Jonas Demeulemeester, of the Francis Crick Institute in the United Kingdom, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal Nature Communications. Cancer arises when cells grow and divide uncontrollably, forming tumours. Human cells […]

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 seconds

 The MasSpec Pen works by releasing a tiny droplet of water onto the target tissue, absorbing the chemicals inside of the cells. This droplet is then analysed by an instrument called a mass spectrometer, which can analyse thousands of molecules, and quickly deliver the results to doctors on a computer screen

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 secondsThe device is capable of identifying cancerous cells 150 times faster than conventional technologies and was 96 per cent accurate in tests. Researchers from the University of Texas say that the MasSpec Pen can help surgeons identify which tissue should be removed and which should be preserved, to help patients’ recover. Dr Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, […]