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 […]

Mediterranean diet offers protective effect against prostate cancer

Prostate cancer occurs because of the uncontrolled growth of cells in the prostate, which is a gland in the male reproductive organs that produces a fluid that forms part of semen. It sits just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the tube that urine passes through on its way out of the body

Mediterranean diet offers protective effect against prostate cancerIn a report on their findings that is published in The Journal of Urology, the researchers write that guidelines for preventing prostate cancer should aim to “consider whole dietary patterns instead of individual foods.” Lead investigator Dr Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III at the University of Alcalá near Madrid, Spain, explains […]

Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

The word ‘caution’ signifies the care or the need to take action to avoid any mistake or danger. On the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’ which is observed on the 4th of February, the word caution helped to recognise and establish the 7 most common and significant signs of cancer

Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignoreWhat does ‘caution’ stand for? Change in bowel or bladder: If you have been experiencing healthy and regular bowel movements but have begun to experience a sudden or gradual shift in this routine; be it the frequency, constipation, diarrhoea, change in shape or colour, bloody stools and rectal bleeding, these could be signs of cancer. […]

New cancer test can detect 8 types of cancers, offering new hope to patients

The Cancer Seek test was able to detect tumours about 70% of the time on average in more than 1,005 patients with early-stage cancer. Crucially, it did so before the cancers had spread, giving patients the best chance of beating the disease

New cancer test can detect 8 types of cancers, offering new hope to patientsA new blood test that can help in the early diagnoses of eight common cancers before they spread and risk patients’ chances of survival has been developed by Australian researchers. The new test would help early detection of cancers affecting the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, oesophagus, bowel, lung and breast, Xinhua quotes a statement from […]

Lifeline Express: World’s first-of-a-kind train for cancer treatment completes a year!

Cancer services introduced on the Lifeline Express - the world’s first state-of-the-art-hospital-train,  in partnership with the Indian Railways, so far it has benefitted 16,223 of the 1,19,807 rural poor, free-of-cost, across 11 camps held from December 2016 till the end of January 2018 in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka

Lifeline Express: World’s first-of-a-kind train for cancer treatment completes a year!This World Cancer day, there’s a very positive promise to look forward to! Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Professor, Tata Memorial Hospital, along with his team conducted the first cancer surgery on third stage oral cancer cases on the Lifeline Express on 22nd December 2016 at Satna, Madhya Pradesh. He is the coordinator of the cancer services […]

Pune doctor uses immune cells from patient’s body to fight cancer  

After all conventional options of cancer treatment began to fail, doctors in Pune decided to treat a patient with immunotherapy as a last means to battle the disease  

Pune doctor uses immune cells from patient’s body to fight cancer  Pune saw its first patient who underwent immunotherapy in the last week. Ramesh Bhise (name changed) (48), who is suffering from prostate cancer, was being treated with the combination of chemotherapy and radiation. But his battle with cancer was far from over. As a last resort, doctors decided to use immunotherapy as a means to […]

Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problems

Early diagnosis is crucial for recovery. Many men put it off at considerable risk. Clearly, the later you leave it, the more complex the treatment and the more reduced the recovery ratio. This walnut-sized gland is the one nut you want to look after

Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problemsIn helicopters, the Jesus nut is a slang term for a crucial link that holds the rotor blades of some helicopters together. Failure of this nut will, clearly, have catastrophic effects. However, I wish to concentrate on another nut, one that is peculiar to the male of the species and is said to be situated […]

Prostate cancer: All you need to know about prostate nodules

A nodule or a tumour on the prostate essentially refers to the same thing - an abnormal growth. However, "nodule" is regarded as a benign growth, whereas "tumour" is used more commonly to refer to cancer. If a person is confused by the terms being used by their doctor, they should ask for clarification, as this can help them get a better understanding of their health

Prostate cancer: All you need to know about prostate nodulesThe prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. It is about the size and shape of a walnut and is found just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate helps produce semen, which carries the sperm from the testicles through the penis during ejaculation. In this article, we look […]

Prostrate cancer cases on rise in rural areas: Delhi cancer registry

The data shows that almost all regions of India are equally affected by prostate cancer. The incidence rates of this cancer are constantly and rapidly increasing in all the Population Based Cancer Registries (PBRCs). The cancer projection data shows that the number of cases will double by 2020

Prostrate cancer cases on rise in rural areas: Delhi cancer registryA majority of metastatic CA prostate cases (PCa) are coming from rural areas. “There is an urgent need for creating awareness about the threat of prostate cancer amongst the rural populace”, expressed Prof (Dr) Anup Kumar, Head of Department, Urology and Renal Transplant, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) and Safdarjung Hospital. The registry at Safdarjung […]

Social media post rescues a cancer patient in heavy rains

Mumbai has come to standstill on Tuesday following a continuous rainfall. A man, Swapnil Nayak was taking his father to Nair hospital for treatment. After being stranded in the car at Dadar’s Hindmata flyover for almost 4 hours, Swapnil posted an SOS message on Facebook for help. His post became viral on the social media website and soon the people reached out to him for help

Social media post rescues a cancer patient in heavy rainsContinuous rainfall has made Mumbai to a standstill on Tuesday. As the clock struck noon, most of the streets and highways in the city started to be waterlogged. And, Dadar’s Hindmata flyover was no exception to this. A man, Swapnil Nayak was taking his father, who has been diagnosed with 4th-stage prostate cancer, to Nair hospital for […]