What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothers

Dr Avinash Deo, a medical oncologist, SL Raheja Hospital and Dr Manjiri Mehta, a consultant gynaecologist, an obstetrician, and a laparoscopic surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. He shares how little signs can detect the possibilities of breast cancer, and what should a new mother do in these cases

What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothersIn India, breast cancer is rapidly increasing and is becoming more common among younger women. The survival rate for breast cancer in Indian is as low as 60%. While a mother is breastfeeding her baby, she should also be concerned about the health of her breast. Breastfeeding women are usually aware of how their breasts […]

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals study

We know that a diet packed with sugary, fatty foods and a lack of exercise can make us more prone to developing a host of life-shortening illnesses, but this is thought to be the first large study to focus on the link between the nutritional content of our food and cancer

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals studyPeople who regularly eat foods with a low nutritional quality have a higher risk of developing cancer. The study authors state that more countries should now enforce food labelling that clearly specifies nutritional value. The British Food Standards Agency developed their nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS) as a way to ensure that people are able to […]

Can aspirin really help treat cancer? Researchers provide analysis

Overall, the analysis revealed that the chances of surviving a cancer diagnosis were 20-30% greater among people who took aspirin compared with those who did not. This was true at any given point after receiving the diagnosis

Can aspirin really help treat cancer? Researchers provide analysisPeter Elwood, of the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, is the lead and corresponding author of the new analysis, which was published in the journal PLOS One. Elwood explains the motivation for the research, saying, “The use of low-dose aspirin as a preventive in heart […]

Metastasis: Understanding high grade cancer

In recent news, renowned Bollywood actress, Sonali Bendre shared a post on being diagnosed with high grade cancer. Over the years, incidences of cancer have spiked considerably, affecting millions of people worldwide. Out of the many type of Cancers, high grade cancers are those that are considered aggressive, as they spread rapidly

Metastasis: Understanding high grade cancerWhat is metastasis? Metastasis is defined as the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, away from the primary area of formation (where it started). This occurs through the lymph system or through blood, which then forms tumours in other parts. These newly formed tumours are called secondary tumours. A metastasis often […]

Following a low-fat diet improves chances of breast cancer survival

Breast cancer patients may have a better chance of survival when they follow a low-fat diet heavy in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, a recent U.S. study suggests

Following a low-fat diet improves chances of breast cancer survivalResearchers studied 19,541 participants in the federally funded Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) who were randomly selected to join a dietary experiment focused on limiting fat intake to 20 per cent of calories. Researchers also looked at data for a control group of 29,294 women in the WHI study who didn’t alter their diets. By the […]

Excess meat, high calorie beverage consumption increases risk of colon cancer

According to researchers, a diet high in foods with the potential to cause inflammation, including meats, refined grains and high-calorie beverages, was associated with increased risk of developing colorectal cancer for men and women

Excess meat, high calorie beverage consumption increases risk of colon cancerIf you happen to be a meat lover and love to indulge in aerated drinks and beverages, then here’s something for you. In a recent study published in the JAMA Oncology journal, it was found that consuming heavy diets like meats, high-calorie beverages and refined grains could possibly increase the risk of cancer in both […]

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

Timely cancer detection can save a patient’s life.  The poor and needy cannot afford treatment in private hospitals due to which they don’t opt for the same.  So, on the International Women's Day, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals on Thursday

International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ HospitalOn 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 […]

Tata Memorial Centre launches handbook for oncologists

At a conference held at Tata Memorial Hospital, which focused on head and neck cancer, cancer experts cametogether to launch a handbook which aims to inform and provide easy to understand guidelines for doctors practising oncology

Tata Memorial Centre launches handbook for oncologistsTata 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. […]

Here’s the reason why cigarette smoke affects lung cells and causes cancer

In the study, authors explain how scientists now understand cancer to be a 'complex process involving both genetic and epigenetic abnormalities' that can be brought about 'through various forms of stress,' such as exposure to cigarette smoke. They found that after 10 days, smoke-exposed cells showed higher amounts of DNA damage compared with cells that had not been exposed to the simulated cigarette smoke

Here’s the reason why cigarette smoke affects lung cells and causes cancer  In the journal Cancer Cell, scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centre in Baltimore, MD, describe how they used cell-level laboratory experiments to map a series of “epigenetic” events that, over time, may connect exposure to cigarette smoke to lung cancer. Lung cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the lungs […]

Online oncology tutorial series launched by health ministry and Tata Memorial Centre  

This course is intended for physicians, gynaecologists, dentists and other healthcare professionals who are not oncologists, but can play a very crucial role in early detection and diagnosis of cancers. This will equip them with the skills and knowledge on basics of oncology to detect, diagnose and refer cancer cases early

Online oncology tutorial series launched by health ministry and Tata Memorial Centre  Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare today launched the country’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series designed by the Tata Memorial Center in collaboration with the Health Ministry. The oncology tutorial series aim to train the doctors across the country to educate them in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment […]
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