Radiation therapy helps doctors treat woman with rare symptom of breast cancer

A 67-year-old woman was treated for stage 4 breast cancer with the use of image guided radiation therapy (IGRT). The unusual part of this case was that the doctors diagnosed her with breast cancer after treating her for deteriorating vision

Radiation therapy helps doctors treat woman with rare symptom of breast cancerWhen a 67-year-old woman, complained of deteriorating vision since the past two months, a visit to the ophthalmologist was called for. However, an investigation revealed a mass in her eye and she was referred to Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospital for further diagnosis and treatment. Shockingly, investigations revealed that the mass in her eye was actually […]

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 […]

Iraqi boy becomes youngest patient to undergo extracorporeal radiation therapy

The boy was successfully treated for rare bone cancer (Ewing’s sarcoma). This is a rare type of cancer that most often occurs in and around the bones and is mostly seen amongst children and teenagers

Iraqi boy becomes youngest patient to undergo extracorporeal radiation therapyHussein Mohammed, an 8-year-old an Iraqi resident, was studying in class 3rd until he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, in the Tibia (shin bone). Parents of the young boy sought treatment locally, he underwent chemotherapy, eventually, and he had to stop attending school. He responded well to the chemotherapy, but to treat Ewing’s sarcoma, the […]

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical Journal

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) doctors get two landmark studies of cervical cancer treatment published in medical journal that completely rules out surgery in women diagnosed with locally advanced stage of cervical cancer

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical JournalThe TMH doctors said with India seeing 60 to 70% of cervical cancer patients in locally advance stage, the two studies are path breaking as it shows better cure rate when compared to the traditional cervical cancer treatment methods. The studies, which have now set up a benchmark for cervical cancer treatment in advance stages […]

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 […]