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 […]

More awareness on prostrate health needed among people

 Enlargement of the prostate that is not a result of cancer is called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Incidence of BPH, one of the most common conditions affecting adult men, increases dramatically after the age of 50. BPH also called prostate gland enlargement - is a common condition as men get older

More awareness on prostrate health needed among peopleAs men get older, their body changes in ways one can’t always control. For most men, one of those changes comes with the growing prostate. Aging men tend to have larger prostates than younger men. When the country is celebrating prostate cancer awareness month this September, it is important to know more about it Prostatitis […]

Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressive

Among men getting a prostate biopsy, those with a history of consuming seven or more drinks a week are more likely than non-drinkers to be diagnosed with an aggressive tumour, a study suggests

Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressiveResearchers found a three-fold increased risk of having a high-grade tumour in these men, no matter whether the heavy drinking occurred in youth – ages 15 to 19 – or in later decades, according to the results published in Cancer Prevention Research. There was no link, however, between current alcohol consumption and tumour grade. The […]

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer, suggests study

In a new study, scientists have explored the relationship between fever and cancer incidence. The recurring patterns in patient accounts suggest the existence of an inverse relationship between the history of infectious fever and cancer risk which are documented throughout decades of medical literature

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer, suggests studyInfectious fever makes our bodies more resilient to cancer by increasing and strengthening a particular group of cells in the immune system. At present, this is just a theory. For decades, studies have suggested that there is a link between history of infectious fever and lower risk of cancer – but as yet, there is […]

Effective ways to cope with an enlarged prostate

When a man reaches about age 25, his prostate begins to grow. This natural growth is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and it is the most common cause of prostate enlargement

Effective ways to cope with an enlarged prostateBPH is a benign condition that does not lead to prostate cancer, though the two problems can coexist. Although 50% to 60% of men with BPH may never develop any symptoms, others find that BPH can make life miserable. Enlarged prostate symptoms A hesitant, interrupted, weak urine stream Urgency, leaking, or dribbling A sense of […]

What are the ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?

Dr Suresh Bhagat, a Consultant Urologist, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, how diet helps men to reduce the risk of prostate cancer

What are the ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?The prostate cancer refers to the prevalence of cancerous cells in the prostate gland; this small gland produces a fluid that nourishes the semen. Many studies reveal that 2/ 3 cases of cancer in males above the age of 65, is termed as malignancy of elderly males. In India, prostate cancer is the 3rd most […]

Mumbai: Doctors remove 650 grams tumour from man’s stomach after 8 hour surgery

Doctors from Mumbai’s civic-run Sion hospital have successfully operated a man, who was suffering from a very rare leiomyosarcoma of the prostate glands. After 8 hours of surgery doctors managed to remove 650 grams tumour

Mumbai: Doctors remove 650 grams tumour from man’s stomach after 8 hour surgeryDoctors from Mumbai’s civic-run Sion Hospital have successfully removed a prostate tumour from a 58-year-old man’s stomach. According to the doctors, the tumour weighing 650 grams and was 7 centimetres in size was removed after 8 hours of surgery. Doctors say prostate tumour of this size is very rare and there are very few cases […]

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancer

If you tend to eat your dinner later in the night and closer to bedtime, you may want to reconsider. An earlier dinner time was linked to a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer in a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancerThe relationship between food and cancer has been investigated a great deal. For instance, regularly eating fresh vegetables has been shown to reduce cancer risk. Conversely, regularly eating red meat increases the risk of certain cancers. Over the years, there have also been a number of studies looking at the links between obesity and cancer. […]

For better survival odds, prostate cancer patients must quit smoking

Prostate cancer patients who smoke are more likely to have tumours return, spread to other parts of the body, and become fatal than non-smokers, a new study suggests

For better survival odds, prostate cancer patients must quit smokingResearchers examined data from previous studies with a total of 22,549 men with prostate cancer that hadn’t spread to other parts of the body. The cancers were treated with either surgery or radiation. Overall, nearly one in five were current smokers. The rest were either former smokers or had never smoked. The researchers tracked half […]

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 […]