Breast cancer: ‘Cancer doesn’t mean death, we must fight against it’

October is observed as breast cancer awareness month. The word ‘cancer’ comes with a negative connotation and is associated with trauma. My Medical Mantra beings to you a story of a breast cancer survivor, who states that fitness, diet, and positive thinking, are the keys to overcome it

Breast cancer: ‘Cancer doesn’t mean death, we must fight against it’“I have known that I am suffering from cancer. However, I had made a firm decision, whatever happens; I will fight this battle, and will never surrender. I knew that I would have to suffer from  hardship, pain, and agony, but I told myself, cancer cannot defeat me,” said Saluja Choudhary (name changed), while speaking […]

Sonali Bendre shares her new look as she battles it out with cancer

Sonali Bendre, who is undergoing cancer treatment in New York, recently shared her new look. The actor shared a photo of herself with hairstylist and friend Bokhee. Just like her other posts, this one too has been shared with the hashtag ‘SwitchOnTheSunshine’

Sonali Bendre shares her new look as she battles it out with cancerAs Sonali Bendre undergoes cancer treatment in New York, the actor-turned-author continues to make sure her fans and well-wishers are well updated with all that’s happening. From sharing how the diagnosis impacted her personally to how her friends and family have put in extra efforts to be by her side and life her spirits – […]

Sonali Bendre shares emotional post on her minute to minute battle with cancer

People on social media is delighted to spot brave posts on Sonali Bendre's timeline and hails the actress as a figure of inspiration. About her battle with cancer, which she's fighting head-on, Sonali wrote there are moments on hopelessness but she focuses on the brighter side of the situation

Sonali Bendre shares emotional post on her minute to minute battle with cancer  Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre on Tuesday once again opened up about battling metastatic cancer and surviving the painful chemotherapy sessions In a recent post shared by Sonali, she can be seen applying kohl on her eyes and flaunting her bald look. Starting her post with a quote from Cheryl Strayed, the 43-year-old wrote, “‘I […]

New cancer drug attacks cancer-causing gene linked to obesity

Scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these cancers from growing

New cancer drug attacks cancer-causing gene linked to obesityResearchers from Michigan State University are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. The scientists were particularly interested in bromodomain inhibitors (BET inhibitors). These are a promising new class of drugs that target the genes involved in cancer’s growth. BET inhibitors prevent the expression of certain growth-promoting genes and therefore slow tumour growth. The researchers […]

Can aspirin really help treat cancer? Researchers provide analysis

Overall, the analysis revealed that the chances of surviving a cancer diagnosis were 20-30% greater among people who took aspirin compared with those who did not. This was true at any given point after receiving the diagnosis

Can aspirin really help treat cancer? Researchers provide analysisPeter Elwood, of the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, is the lead and corresponding author of the new analysis, which was published in the journal PLOS One. Elwood explains the motivation for the research, saying, “The use of low-dose aspirin as a preventive in heart […]

Noble prize for medicine awarded to immunologists for research on cancer treatment

 This year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine constitutes a landmark in our fight against cancer. The discovery made by the two Medicine Laureates takes advantage of the immune system’s ability to attack cancer cells by releasing the brakes on immune cells

Noble prize for medicine awarded to immunologists for research on cancer treatmentThe Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.” American James P. Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo, won the annual award for work on a new approach to cancer treatment Nobel Prize laureate James P. […]

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 […]

Sonali Bendre misses Ganesh festivities back home as she battles cancer

The city of Mumbai is soaking in the festive fervour of Gannesh Chaturthi. Several B-Town celebs too are celebrating in full spirits welcoming Lord Ganesh in their homes. Sonali Bendre, however, is miles away in New York undergoing the treatment for cancer. The actress is missing Ganpati celebration big time

Sonali Bendre misses Ganesh festivities back home as she battles cancerSonali, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in US with her husband Goldie Behl by her side, shared a picture album of her son Ranveer as he celebrated the festival without her in Mumbai. She tweeted, “#GaneshChaturthi has always been very very close to my heart. Missing the celebrations back home, but still feeling blessed. […]

The burden of cancer cases from 1990 to 2016 doubled in India: The Lancet

The Lancet in its recently published report, has found that five per cent of the number of new cases and deaths due to cancer doubled in India from 1990 to 2016, as did the proportional contribution of cancers to the total Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and deaths in the country

The burden of cancer cases from 1990 to 2016 doubled in India: The LancetThe report is titled as, ‘The burden of cancers and their variations across the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990–2016’. It mentions that, ‘The substantial heterogeneity in the state-level incidence rate and health loss trends of the different types of cancer in India over this 26-year period should be taken into […]

Cancer risk factors that you need to be aware about

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) report, around one third of deaths from cancer are due to the 5 leading behavioural and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol use

Cancer risk factors that you need to be aware aboutCancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. Risk factors for cancers Tobacco use, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity are major cancer risk factors worldwide and are also the 4 shared risk factors […]
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