#WorldCancerDay- 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

What does ‘caution’ stand for? Change in bowel or bladder: If you have been experiencing healthy and regular bowel movements but have begun to experience a sudden or gradual shift in this routine; be it the frequency, constipation, diarrhoea, change in shape or colour, bloody stools and rectal bleeding, these could be signs of cancer. […]

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Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancer

Accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer in the region: WHO

Cervical cancer is a significant public health problem in the region. In 2018, an estimated 158,000 new cases and 95, 766 deaths were reported due to cervical cancer, which is the third most common type of cancer. “Countries need to expand vaccination, screening, detection and treatment services for everyone, everywhere to address the growing problem […]

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Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancer

Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancer

Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer. The primary risk factor is the human papillomavirus. Commonly misunderstood as cancer of the cervical spine, this cancer develops in women at the entrance to the womb from the vagina, the cervix. Although the condition was earlier common in women above the age of 30, now, […]

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90% of women with endometrial cancer experience irregular bleeding

90% of women with endometrial cancer experience irregular bleeding

With changing lifestyle and other environmental factors, hormonal imbalances are not unheard of. In women especially, who are more prone to hormonal variations throughout the monthly menstrual cycle, it is important to pay attention to the subtle changes in the body, which may sometimes denote an underlying disease condition. This is true especially for certain […]

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Kharadi: Motherhood hospital, women’s club organise awareness camp on menstrual hygiene and cervical cancer

Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi, in association with the Women’s Club, Kharadi, organised an awareness camp on Menstrual issues and Cervical Cancer. More than 60 women attended the camp. Dr Suvarna Zirpe Gynecologist and a Fertility specialist, Motherhood Hospital had an open interaction session on menstrual hygiene issues and the importance of early diagnosis of cervical cancer. […]

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

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

  According to statistics by Cancer India, breast cancer and cervical cancer are ranked as the most frequent cancer in women in India. In India, it has been observed out of every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman dies of it. India has an estimated population of approximately 2.25 million living with […]

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Understanding cervical cancer and the importance of timely screening

The lower part of the womb or the Uterus is called the ‘cervix’, and cancer affecting this part is known as ‘cervical cancer’. As per the GLOBOCAN 2018 statistics, cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among Indian women. Almost 1,00,000 new cases of cervical cancer are detected in India every year. In observance […]

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Cervical cancer awareness week observed to highlight importance of screening

The high mortality rate from cervical cancer globally could be reduced through a comprehensive approach that includes prevention, early diagnosis, effective screening and treatment programmes. There are currently vaccines that protect against common cancer-causing types of human papilloma virus and can significantly reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent […]

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Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Menstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

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