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 […]

Sonali Bendre shares new look as she continues her battle against cancer

Sonali Bendre who is undergoing a cancer treatment in New York has shared a video and a picture of her with a wig. She took to the Instagram to share her journey so far and now she is wearing a wig just to look good

Sonali Bendre shares new look as she continues her battle against cancerSharing the picture, she has written a heartfelt note where she emphasises that vanity is her favourite sin and she wants to look good by wearing a wig, bright red lipstick and high heels. While testing the wigs, she realised that she like looking good for herself. She also mentioned that the day she feels […]

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 […]

‘Cancer does not mean that life has come to a full stop’

People have always dreaded the Big C, being diagnosed with cancer feel like the world around you is crumbling and. But, during this time it is essential to remain positive and resilient in the face of adversity. And that is exactly what this 54-year-old woman did when she was diagnosed with cancer

‘Cancer does not mean that life has come to a full stop’“People who have been diagnosed with cancer, feel like it’s the end of the world. They feel dejected and slip into depression. They lose hope toward  life. But, cancer doesn’t mean a full stop to the life. We should give a ‘comma’ after the word ‘cancer’ and start a life afresh,” says cancer survivor, Alka […]

Cancer breakthrough: Primary breast cancer tumours can stop their own spread

Breast cancer ranks as the number one cancer among Indian females with rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality of 12.7 per 100,000 women, according to the union health ministry

Cancer breakthrough: Primary breast cancer tumours can stop their own spreadAfter receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, a person’s outlook is influenced by several factors – the most important of which is the extent of the cancer and whether it has spread beyond the original site of the tumour. For instance, the 5-year survival rate for women with stage 2 breast cancer is approximately 93 per […]

Visiting your dentist before cancer surgery can reduce complications post-surgery

Patients undergoing major cancer surgery might reduce their risk of post-operative pneumonia by seeing a dentist beforehand, a study from Japan suggests

Visiting your dentist before cancer surgery can reduce complications post-surgeryPatients who visited a dentist were slightly less likely to have post-surgery pneumonia or die within 30 days of surgery, the study authors found. “Oral care is one option for preventing post-operative pneumonia as post-operative pneumonia can be precipitated by aspiration of oral and pharyngeal secretions,” said lead researcher Miho Ishimaru of the University of […]

Sonali Bendre is stable, says husband Goldie Behl on her health status

Sonali is currently undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer in New York. The latest update about Sonali Bendre’s health follows the actor’s post on July 10 about her battle against cancer

Sonali Bendre is stable, says husband Goldie Behl on her health statusOn Thursday, Sonali Bendre’s husband Goldie Behl tweeted to give an update on his wife’s treatment for cancer and thanked all for their continued love and support. “Thank you all for the love and support for Sonali. She is stable and is following her treatment without any complications. This is a long journey but we […]
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