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

#BreastCancer: Women visiting gynaecologists for breast lumps, delaying cancer treatment

In order to reverse the trend, experts point out that women should see an expert to avoid misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of breast cancer. Lumps can occur in the left or right breast, or in both breasts. There are many types of a breast lump, most of which are harmless. Doctors diagnose breast cancers […]

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Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on disease

Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on disease

Dr Avinash Saoji, the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, is set to will host a cancer survivor meet in the last week of March. The event will take place from March 31 to April 04. Cancer survivors, relatives of cancer patients, oncologists, physiatrists, dieticians and different organisations working for cancer […]

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International Women's Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ Hospital

International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ Hospital

On the International Women’s Day, Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education inaugurated cancer OPD in Sir JJ Group of Hospitals.  Poor people are still unaware about cancer and visit the hospital at the last stage of their cancer. To timely detect cancer, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. As per […]

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Tata Memorial Centre launches handbook for oncologists

Tata Memorial Centre launches handbook for oncologists

Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) is known across the country for all the right reasons. Adding another feather to its cap, a three day conference was organised on ‘Evidence Based Management of cancer in India.’ There were multiple world leaders who participated in the conference. At the oration ceremony of the event, a handbook was released. […]

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Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patients

Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patients

A group of oncologists along with Nag Foundation have taken an initiative to start a one-of-its-kind support group for head and neck cancer survivors in Pune. At a time when there is much work being done to form support groups for breast cancer, head and neck cancer remains to be a neglected area. The real […]

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Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 seconds

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 seconds

The device is capable of identifying cancerous cells 150 times faster than conventional technologies and was 96 per cent accurate in tests. Researchers from the University of Texas say that the MasSpec Pen can help surgeons identify which tissue should be removed and which should be preserved, to help patients’ recover. Dr Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, […]

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'NGO's write to PM Modi, warns about environmental dangers of tobacco

GST council puts bidi in highest tax slab, anti-tobacco crusaders say welcome move

Tobacco is a health hazard in our society, in a positive and progressive step forward the Union government has decided to charge bidi, at 28% under the proposed Good and Services Tax (GST), increasing the tax slab on bidi, which currently attracts 20% tax. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made this announcement after the GST council […]

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Tata Memorial Hospital hosts oncology workshop to train students in the basics of cancer

Tata Memorial Hospital hosts oncology workshop to train students in the basics of cancer

Tata Memorial Hospital has organised its 3rd Summer School in Oncology 2017 in collaboration with King’s college, London. At least 120 medical students from Maharashtra and other states of India are participating in the workshop. Dr Kailash Sharma, Director of Academic, TMC, said, “The aim of this camp is to motivate medical students who are […]

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