10-yr-old donates hair to cancer patients, sets an example

The cancer patients, during chemotherapy, lose their hair. After seeing the plight of the patients, ten-year-old, Aditi Jain, hails from Pune, Maharashtra, has donated her hair to an NGO

10-yr-old donates hair to cancer patients, sets an exampleUsually, how would a ten-year-old kid react? Mummy, I want this doll, or Papa I want that cycle. It is normal right. However, have you seen a ten-year-old pursuing her parents to donate her hair? No, then you must meet Aditi Jain. Aditi, who hails from Pune, Maharashtra, who convinced her parents, and donated her […]

Ovarian cancer: How to recognise its symptoms and knowing its treatment options

The symptoms of ovarian cancer – bloating, difficulty in eating, feeling full and feeling the need to use the bathroom often – are generic enough to lead to a diagnosis of other health problems

Ovarian cancer: How to recognise its symptoms and knowing its treatment optionsThe overall incidence of ovarian tumour is 11.7% in India. It’s more common between 55-70 years of age. Periodic screening for symptoms of any disease, cancer or otherwise, is the best approach for catching it early. In India, it is the third most commonly seen cancer in women. Prevention is better than cure, and through […]

Iraqi boy becomes youngest patient to undergo extracorporeal radiation therapy

The boy was successfully treated for rare bone cancer (Ewing’s sarcoma). This is a rare type of cancer that most often occurs in and around the bones and is mostly seen amongst children and teenagers

Iraqi boy becomes youngest patient to undergo extracorporeal radiation therapyHussein Mohammed, an 8-year-old an Iraqi resident, was studying in class 3rd until he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, in the Tibia (shin bone). Parents of the young boy sought treatment locally, he underwent chemotherapy, eventually, and he had to stop attending school. He responded well to the chemotherapy, but to treat Ewing’s sarcoma, the […]

‘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 […]

70% of early-stage breast cancer patients can be treated sans chemotherapy, finds study  

Thousands of breast cancer patients are likely to benefit under a new precision medicine approach. The breakthrough finding by landmark Trial Assigning Individualised Options for Treatment (TAILORx) demonstrates the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score Test definitely identifies the 70% of women with early-stage breast cancer who receive no benefit from chemotherapy, and the 30% of women for whom chemotherapy benefit can be life-saving

70% of early-stage breast cancer patients can be treated sans chemotherapy, finds study  “This study will have a practice changing impact on the medical community related to prescribing chemotherapy to breast cancer patients. This Oncotype Dx test, can help oncologists identify low risk patients who may safely avoid chemotherapy as well as, the high risk patients who will benefit by chemotherapy. By limiting the use of chemotherapy only […]

Burning diarrhoea: Treatment and recovery

Severe or long-lasting diarrhoea, however, can cause malnutrition and extreme dehydration. Left untreated, however, dehydration can lead to death. Whenever burning diarrhoea lasts longer than 2 or 3 days, or is extremely painful or bloody, it is important to seek medical attention

Burning diarrhoea: Treatment and recoveryAlthough it is uncomfortable, burning diarrhoea is not usually a sign of a serious health condition. Most cases resolve within a few hours or days on their own, or with the help of basic home remedies. What is burning diarrhoea? Diarrhoea occurs when the intestines do not absorb enough fluid from the body’s waste. This […]

Chhattisgarh researcher finds new formula to cure cancer?

Dr Mamata Tripathi, a researcher from Pt Ravishankar Shukla University, Chhattisgarh has done her research on the breast cancer cell in the laboratory. The team is now planning to test the formula on mice as well

Chhattisgarh researcher finds new formula to cure cancer?Dr Mamata Tripathi, a researcher from Pt Ravishankar Shukla University, Chhattisgarh, India, has claimed to have found a new formula to cure cancer. Dr Mamata says, during the lab tests, we found that the new formula can kill up to 70 per cent of the cancer cells in the human body. Dr Tripathi and her […]

Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart disease

Researchers from Germany have investigated the long-term health of those who survived cancer during their childhood in comparison to the rest of the population. The study found the survivors, as adults, were at increased cardiovascular risk compared to the general population. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, used to treat cancer in children, are known to affect heart cells and blood vessels

Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart diseaseAdult 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 […]

Maha: Free chemotherapy treatment to be provided at government hospitals

To facilitate cancer treatment, the state government has taken a decision to make chemotherapy treatment available at district government hospitals. In the first phase, government hospitals in 10 districts will get this facility. This decision will help thousands of poor people, who are living in remote areas and can’t afford private medical treatment

Maha: Free chemotherapy treatment to be provided at government hospitalsCancer patients in Maharashtra will get free chemotherapy treatment at the nearest district government hospital The government has taken a decision to provide free chemotherapy treatment in all government hospitals’ in phased manner. In the first phase, chemotherapy treatment will be provided in 10 districts. The government has planned to roll-out this scheme by June […]

This is why cancer treatment should be tailor-made for each patient

The future of cancer treatment may eventually transition from ‘one pill for all’ to ‘an individualized treatment’ based on each patient’s cancer

This is why cancer treatment should be tailor-made for each patientThe major differences between the traditional treatment means of cancer, namely chemotherapy and radiation and what are now termed as ‘revolutionary’ immune-based therapies are as follows. The so called chemo drugs are largely nonspecific in that they are equally toxic to cancer and normal cells. Thus, in spite of their proven efficacy in controlling a […]
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