Being overweight in teenage years might increase kidney cancer risk later in life

Being overweight as a teen may lead to an increased risk of kidney cancer later in life, according to a new study led by researchers at a university hospital in Sweden. Experts say the findings stress the importance of reducing obesity among kids and teens

Being overweight in teenage years might increase kidney cancer risk later in lifeBeing overweight has been linked with a higher risk of developing a form of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma (RCC) among adults, but it’s unclear if this risk is present during adolescence. In an International Journal of Cancer study of adolescents who were followed for 37 years, researchers observed a trend for higher RCC […]

Emraan Hashmi’s son declared cancer-free after five years

Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi on Monday revealed his son Ayaan has been declared cancer-free. Ayaan was diagnosed with a rare case of kidney cancer in 2014 at the age of three

Emraan Hashmi’s son declared cancer-free after five yearsEmraan Hashmi, who has always kept his fans updated about his son’s battle with cancer, revealed that Ayaan, his eight-year-old son has been declared cancer free on Monday, January 11. After battling for cancer for five long years, Emraan Hashmi’s son Ayaan has emerged as a winner. Sharing the news with a heartfelt note on […]

Women face a higher risk of developing cancer due to diabetes, reveals study

Diabetes and obesity, one of the main causes of the most common form of the disease, are both independent risk factors for a variety of cancers

Women face a higher risk of developing cancer due to diabetes, reveals studyPeople with diabetes are more likely to develop certain cancers than those without the condition, and a new analysis suggests that the increased risk is greater for women than for men. Some previous research suggests that this may be due at least in part to biological changes caused by these conditions such as high blood […]

Kidney cancers hijack genes from white blood cells to spread around the body

A new study has identified how kidney cancers develop the ability to spread around the body by stealing genes from other cell types, therefore using their functions

Kidney cancers hijack genes from white blood cells to spread around the bodyThe study, led by scientists from the MRC Cancer Unitopens in new window at the University of Cambridge, suggests that this may also help to explain how other types of cancers spread – or metastasise- and provide new targets for cancer therapies. To metastasise, cancer cells need to develop the ability to break away from […]

A 6-year-old boy suffers from a rare Wilms’ tumour

I want to go to school. I want to play. I want to grow up and be successful in life, are the words of a six-year-old boy, Pratyay, who is suffering from a rare kidney cancer. Pratyay has Wilms' tumor (also called Wilms’ tumor or nephroblastoma) is a type of cancer that starts in the kidneys. It is the most common type of kidney cancer that primarily affects children

A 6-year-old boy suffers from a rare Wilms’ tumourPratyay Chaudhary, a resident from the adhivasi area of Gadchiroli district,  is bed ridden, since last two years. The tumour in his stomach is growing and his family is going an extra mile for the survival of their son. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Pratyay’s father Gurudas Chaudhary said, “In January 2015, suddenly, Partyay suffered from stomach ache.  […]