#WorldCancerDay: Key factors that increase your risk for a secondary cancer

Several factors can make you more likely to develop a secondary cancer. Some are under your control. Others aren’t

#WorldCancerDay: Key factors that increase your risk for a secondary cancerIt’s important for you to discuss your risks with your doctor and find out what you can do to lower your odds of developing cancer again. Equally important, discuss how often you need to get screened, so you can catch any new cancers early. Childhood cancer If you developed cancer before age 15, you’ll need […]

Navya expert online opinion service helps cancer patients with a second opinion

Cancer patients can get their cases reviewed by world renowned experts without leaving their homes

Navya expert online opinion service helps cancer patients with a second opinionNavya, a Bangalore-based clinical informatics company, founded in collaboration with Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) and National Cancer Grid (NCG), provides online expert opinions to cancer patients. This service allows patients to upload their reports and get a response from world renowned experts within 24 hours. Uday Nair, a 10-year-old from Bangalore complained to his dad […]

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 […]

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 […]