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Can stress cause cancer? What you need to know

Chronic stress is known to negatively affect the body. It could trigger the development of inflammation and cardiometabolic disease. Stress can also contribute to the development of cancer. Previous studies showed that it can speed up the progression and worsen outcomes of the disease. But can stress be the main cause of cancer? The National […]

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Childhood cancer survivors have more blood pressure issues as adults

More than one in 12 adult survivors of childhood cancers may have undiagnosed high blood pressure, a U.S. study suggests. High blood pressure, or hypertension, can be a particular problem for childhood cancer survivors because many of them have heart damage as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Even when they do get diagnosed […]

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Survivors of childhood brain tumours may struggle to live on their own

  The 306 childhood brain tumour survivors in the study were 26 years old on average and had typically been diagnosed with cancer about 18 years earlier. Overall, 40 per cent had achieved levels of independence similar to what might be seen in 20-somethings without a history of cancer, managing things like a home of […]

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Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart disease

Adult survivors of childhood cancer have a greater risk of heart disease and develop risk factors like high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol earlier in life compared to the general population, a German study suggests. Researchers studied 951 adults, ages 23 to 48, who had been diagnosed with cancer when they were less than 15 […]

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Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on disease

Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on disease

Dr Avinash Saoji, the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, is set to will host a cancer survivor meet in the last week of March. The event will take place from March 31 to April 04. Cancer survivors, relatives of cancer patients, oncologists, physiatrists, dieticians and different organisations working for cancer […]

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A tale of three cancer survivors: Mother, daughter and granddaughter conquer the disease  

Self-pity is easier to resort to when faced with a crisis like cancer. Few women have a strong urge to survive against this deadly disease. Leela (name changed) was treated for breast cancer about a few years back. Everything went on well, till she actually realised that both, her mother and daughter suffer from different […]

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Health alert: Cancer rate doubles in India, especially among women

Pune: Cancer survivors conduct survey on breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Symptoms include a lump or thickening of the breast, and changes to the skin or the nipple. Risk factors can be genetic, but some lifestyle factors, such as alcohol intake, make it more likely to happen. The survey is designed in such a way that it […]

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Including healthy habits key for colon cancers survivors to live longer

Doctors reported there is an uncomplicated way to live longer after being diagnosed with advanced cancer and it doesn’t require chemotherapy or surgery. Just eating right and exercising more can be helpful. Researchers found that cancer survivors who follow standard American Cancer Society guidelines for healthy living were 42 per cent less likely to die […]

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Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathon

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathon

Cancer not only affects patients physically but also imposes immense mental stress upon them. During and after the recovery process, it is important for cancer patients to have strong willpower and a motivational spirit to live. Two doctors who have been cancer patients themselves, have set an example by how defeating cancer without letting it […]

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Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patients

Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patients

A group of oncologists along with Nag Foundation have taken an initiative to start a one-of-its-kind support group for head and neck cancer survivors in Pune. At a time when there is much work being done to form support groups for breast cancer, head and neck cancer remains to be a neglected area. The real […]

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