Multiple sclerosis patients at a greater risk of cancer, reveals new study

New results of a 65-year follow-up study of nearly 7,000 Norwegian patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) suggest that patients may have a greater overall risk of developing cancer than the general population, with an especially high risk of cancer in respiratory organs, urinary organs and the central nervous system

Multiple sclerosis patients at a greater risk of cancer, reveals new studyPresented on June 30 at the 5th European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress in Oslo, Norway, the Norwegian study also indicated an increased risk of developing haematological cancers in non-MS siblings of MS patients, compared with both MS patients and the general population. Cancer risk among MS patients compared to the non-MS population: Respiratory cancer: […]

Signs to identify leukemia every woman needs to be aware about

For adults, the typical age for leukemia onset is anywhere from 50 to 70, There are several "subtypes" of leukemia, which are defined by the kind of blood cells that mutate, and also by how early in the cell production process that mutation takes place

Signs to identify leukemia every woman needs to be aware aboutBelieve it or not, most of the new blood cells your body produces come from your bone marrow—a fatty substance found in large quantities in the bulbous, bulky ends of your bones. For those suffering from leukemia, one of these new blood cells mutates and becomes cancerous. It then starts to clone—or make copies of […]

Against all odds, this 45-yr-old woman beats cancer after 21 years

As a patient who was suffering from Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) cancer, which affects blood and bone marrow, she put up a brave fight against the disease. Even though she had limited resources, the victory of Vidya Patil, who hails from rural areas of Maharashtra, is quite commendable

Against all odds, this 45-yr-old woman beats cancer after 21 yearsVidya Patil, has been fight the battle against with CML since the last 21 years and her fight has succeeded, as her cancer is now under control. Doctors say it is very rare to see, CML patients living for more than two decades. “I belong to a village in Barshi taluka. Our financial condition is […]

C.H.A.T: Children Have Arthritis Too

If your child has been diagnosed with arthritis, you probably have a lot of questions.There are a number of practical and emotional challenges involved in parenting a child with any form of arthritis. Dr Raju Khubchandani, Director of Pediatrics and in-charge Ped Rheumatology Clinic, Jaslok Hospital and Research Center addresses some of your queries…

C.H.A.T: Children Have Arthritis TooWhat is arthritis and what are its symptoms in children? The term arthritis simply means inflammation (swelling, warmth, redness, pain at rest or motion of a joint). With the child’s age, the symptoms of arthritis vary. Since, a child learns to express and localise his pain only at the age of four, new-borns with arthritis […]

Come, donate stem cell for 3-year-old, NGO appeals to Punekars

Stem cell donation drive is being held in Pune to help a three-year-old suffering from Leukemia. This registration drive also intends to create a registry of all willing stem cell donors for future. The Rotary club of Pune in association with Datri Stem Cell registry will be organising ‘a stem cell donor’s registration drive’ tomorrow. The drive aims to create a diverse database through which the search of a life-saving donor meets a match. There are over 18.5 million registered donors across the globe, with a very few Indians being a part of it

Come, donate stem cell for 3-year-old, NGO appeals to PunekarsA stem cell donation drive is being held in Pune in order to help a three-year-old suffering from Leukemia. This registration drive also intends to create a registry of all willing stem cell donors for future use. Rotary club of Pune in association with Datri Stem Cell registry will be organising ‘a stem cell donor’s […]