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 […]

Pune: ZP to launch cancer-free campaign in the memory of late RR Patil

The number of people suffering from cancer is increasing at an alarming rate. In rural area too cancer is prevalent. So, to bring down these numbers, cancer-free campaign has been initiated in Pune district. This campaign has been given name of late RR Patil, home minister, Maharashtra

Pune: ZP to launch cancer-free campaign in the memory of late RR PatilSix months ago, a survey was conducted by the health officials of the Pune Zilla Parishad. The survey revealed, there were numerous cancer patients in rural areas who are ignorant about its treatment. Due to which, the movement was initiated. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Pravin Mane, Pune Zilla Parishad’s Health committee, Chairperson said, “People […]

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathon

Dr Deepali Deshmukh was diagnosed with blood cancer in July last year. After completing intensive chemotherapy for six months and recovering from the disease, while Dr Mitali Upadhye who had survived ovarian cancer in 2013

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathonCancer not only affects patients physically but also imposes immense mental stress upon them. During and after the recovery process, it is important for cancer patients to have strong willpower and a motivational spirit to live. Two doctors who have been cancer patients themselves, have set an example by how defeating cancer without letting it […]

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say experts

The presentation mentioned at that the majority of cancer cases are getting diagnosed at advanced stage in India, which then is affecting the long term survival of the patient in a negative manner. It also stated that 40 per cent of cancer in India is tobacco related, 10 per cent is obesity related and another 10 per cent is related to different infections

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say expertsA special presentation at a breast cancer conference in Pune revealed that breast, ovary, and lung cancer numbers in India are on the rise and cervix, stomach and penile cancer numbers are reducing. The statistical analysis also stated that though the percentage of cancer in India is not rising, the numbers are increasing rapidly with […]

New study finds 12 genetic variants that raise ovarian cancer risk

The researchers located 12 new genetic variants associated with EOC risk. Additionally, the new study confirmed 18 previously identified variants that had been linked to the risk of developing EOC

New study finds 12 genetic variants that raise ovarian cancer riskOvarian cancer is a common form of cancer and a leading cause of cancer death among women. The genes we inherit affect our chances of developing ovarian cancer, and a new genomic study identifies 12 genetic variants associated with the risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that almost 21,000 women in […]