Ovarian cancer: Recognising its signs and knowing its treatment options

Ovarian cancer is any cancerous growth arising from the ovary. Posing as a clinical challenge it is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women

Ovarian cancer: Recognising its signs and knowing its treatment optionsOvarian cancer is one of the most ferocious gynaecologic cancers with a high death rate. Age-Specific Incidence Rate for this cancer showed an increased risk after 35 years with a peak in between 55-64 years. When to suspect ovarian cancer clinical challenge The early stage of ovarian cancer may show few symptoms (pain in lower […]

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 […]

Blocking glycogen could slow or prevent ovarian cancer spread, finds study

A new study, led by the University of Chicago in Illinois, has unravelled the role of glycogen in fuelling ovarian cancer spread. It is the first to reveal how tumour cells interact with support cells called cancer-associated fibroblasts to make this happen

Blocking glycogen could slow or prevent ovarian cancer spread, finds studyIt is often the case that an ovarian cancer diagnosis reveals that the tumour has already spread to nearby tissue. Now, scientists have discovered a potential way to cut off the energy supply fuelling this invasive stage of ovarian cancer. “No systematic study,” says senior study author Ernst Lengyel, who is a professor of obstetrics […]

‘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 […]

Your father’s genes can influence your risk of ovarian cancer

Research published in the journal PLOS Genetics identifies a new mutation associated with early-onset ovarian and prostate cancer that is passed down the paternal line through the X chromosome

Your father’s genes can influence your risk of ovarian cancerFathers could be passing on a genetic mutation to their daughters that further adds to their inherited risk of ovarian cancer, new research suggests. A study of about 10,000 families impacted by ovarian cancer found a genetic mutation passed down through the father’s X chromosome is entirely separate from the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations which […]

Bloating: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know about

New research reveals women who dismiss the symptom as minor and opt to self-treat are risking their lives. Worldwide ovarian cancer claims more than 4,000 lives a year

Bloating: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know aboutOnly a third of women would see a doctor when they experience a major symptom of ovarian cancer, according to the charity Target Ovarian Cancer. When faced with persistent bloating, 34% of 1,142 women questioned by YouGov said they would visit their general physician. Half said they would change their diet by doing things like […]

International Women’s Day: 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime

Economic growth in India, has brought with it other challenges – including cancer. Cancer prevalence in women, as well as deaths, are increasing rapidly among Indian women, primarily because of changing lifestyle, increasing lifespan, low awareness and late detection

International Women’s Day: 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime  Now, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Indian women, constituting about 27% of all female cancers and incidence rates begin to rise in the early thirties and peak at ages 50-64 years. Overall, 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. India accounts for the third […]

A tale of three cancer survivors: Mother, daughter and granddaughter conquer the disease  

It’s often said that a family that stays together, triumphs together. Showing an awe-inspiring family spirit, a Bengaluru family is giving us major ‘togetherness’ goals on this World Cancer Day (February 4th)  

A tale of three cancer survivors: Mother, daughter and granddaughter conquer the disease  Self-pity is easier to resort to when faced with a crisis like cancer. Few women have a strong urge to survive against this deadly disease. Leela (name changed) was treated for breast cancer about a few years back. Everything went on well, till she actually realised that both, her mother and daughter suffer from different […]

Pune: Doctors treat woman with rare ovarian tumour  

The tumour had move from one ovary to the other. These types of tumours are so uncommon that they constitute less than 0.5% of ovarian tumours

Pune: Doctors treat woman with rare ovarian tumour  Shalu Patil, a 32-year-old female, hailing from a small village in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra, visited Sassoon Hospital in Pune, complaining of stomach ache and bleeding. The doctors diagnosed her with a rare case of ovarian cancer, wherein, the tumour had travelled from one ovary to another without affecting any other part of her body. […]

Periodic screening for ovarian cancer, a must for Indian women

Periodic screening for symptoms of any disease, cancer or otherwise, is the best approach for catching it early. Yet, this does not work very well for detecting ovarian cancer. 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

Periodic screening for ovarian cancer, a must for Indian womenOvarian cancer is the fifth most lethal cancer seen in women in USA and UK. In India, however, it is the third most commonly seen cancer in women. The most worrisome part is that an increase in the incidence of ovarian cancer in India is noted in women younger than 60 years of age. While […]