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 […]

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, […]

‘We need more experts in EUS,’ says Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun

Since its invention there have been several major advancements in the EUS technique but the use of this procedure remains low in Asian countries. In a dialogue with My Medical Mantra, Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun Teoh, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong explained the reason behind why it is underused and how can it be made affordable

‘We need more experts in EUS,’ says Dr Anthony Yuen-BunThe second EUS Congress is taking place in Mumbai at Renaissance Convention centre, Powai. Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun TEOH who is a faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong spoke to My Medical Mantra about the importance of (Endoscopic Ultra Sound) EUS procedure. He also explained why this technique needs to be promoted […]

Can your selfie detect pancreatic cancer?

The app, called BiliScreen, uses the smartphone's camera along with a series of algorithms to check for levels of bilirubin in the whites of a person's eyes. This build-up of bilirubin is one of the earliest signs of pancreatic cancer, as well as other diseases such as jaundice or hepatitis

Can your selfie detect pancreatic cancer?Researchers at the University of Washington are working on an app that could analyse selfies from your smartphone to detect early signs of pancreatic cancer. The app, called BiliScreen, uses the smartphone’s camera along with a series of algorithms to check for levels of bilirubin in the whites of a person’s eyes. This build-up of […]

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say experts

The presentation mentioned at that the majority of cancer cases are getting diagnosed at advanced stage in India, which then is affecting the long term survival of the patient in a negative manner. It also stated that 40 per cent of cancer in India is tobacco related, 10 per cent is obesity related and another 10 per cent is related to different infections

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say expertsA special presentation at a breast cancer conference in Pune revealed that breast, ovary, and lung cancer numbers in India are on the rise and cervix, stomach and penile cancer numbers are reducing. The statistical analysis also stated that though the percentage of cancer in India is not rising, the numbers are increasing rapidly with […]

Early detection of cancer can help cure it, say experts 

Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. There are two major components of early detection of cancer: education to promote early diagnosis and screening

Early detection of cancer can help cure it, say experts Early detection of cancer can help in curing it. As the Indian Cancer Society (ICS) understands the importance of early detection it has now started cancer screening every week at various centres. “The direct benefit of cancer screening is early detection. A lot of patients we tend to are those who could be completely cured […]