Cancer risk up by 19% in women working night shifts

Working the night shift is linked to a number of health issues, from heart disease to obesity to sleep disorders—and even cancer. Now, in a new report, researchers in China have found that women who work the night shift have a 19 per cent increased risk of developing cancer compared to women do not work at night

Cancer risk up by 19% in women working night shiftsResearchers found that women who engaged in long-term night shifts were almost a fifth more likely to develop cancer when compared with women who did not work such shifts. On looking at specific cancers, the researchers found that women who worked long-term night shifts were at even greater risk of skin cancer, breast cancer, and […]

Sunscreen reduces skin cancer risk by 40% among youth, reveals study

Young people who regularly use sunscreen reduce their risk of skin cancer by 40 per cent, according to a study by scientists from Australia's University of Sydney released on Thursday

Sunscreen reduces skin cancer risk by 40% among youth, reveals studyThe world-first study of 18 to 40 year olds found that regular use of sunscreen reduced the risk of potentially deadly melanoma by 40 percent compared to those who rarely used it. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between two and three million non-melanoma skin cancers and 1,32,000 melanoma skin cancers occur each year […]

7 warning signs of skin cancer you should never ignore

Your doctor should be checking areas of your body where you may not even realize you can get skin cancer, including the scalp, eyelids, between your fingers and toes, and behind the ears. Below are seven warning signs

7 warning signs of skin cancer you should never ignoreSpeaking to Today, Dr Julie Karen, a board certified dermatologist in New York, said, “Everyone should get really familiar with their own moles because that’s what’s going to save your life.” The basic signs of melanoma which doctors urge you to check your moles for are asymmetry, border, color, diameter and evolution. The most important […]

Flight attendants are at a higher risk of cancer than others, says study

Compared to the general population, flight attendants were 51 per cent more likely to develop breast cancer. They also had more than double the risk of melanoma and more than quadruple the odds of being diagnosed with other forms of skin cancer

Flight attendants are at a higher risk of cancer than others, says studyWorking as a flight attendant significantly increases your risk of a range of cancers compared to the general population, a major study of cabin crew has found. Researchers followed more than 5,000 crew and found that their risk of breast cancer increased more than 50 per cent, while risks of stomach cancers are raised by […]

Weight loss surgery reduces risk of skin cancer by 61 per cent

Weight-loss surgery reduces people’s risk of developing the deadliest form of skin cancer by more than 60 per cent, new research suggests. People who have a gastric band or bypass are 61 per cent less likely to develop melanoma, which can spread to other organs, a Swedish study found today

Weight loss surgery reduces risk of skin cancer by 61 per centUnderstanding the risk factors behind every type of cancer is important in our effort to minimise the population’s risk at large. And, obesity has already been confirmed as a risk factor for a number of cancers, including endometrial, liver, kidney, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer. The most obvious risk factor for skin cancer is unprotected sun […]

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. […]

Bengaluru doctor treats a rare form of skin cancer

In this case the problem started with the wart and with a birth mark close by. This grew over a period of time involving the breast. Most often it is benign but there is 10 per cent chance of being malignant

Bengaluru doctor treats a rare form of skin cancerWorldwide cancer is on the way to equalling cardiac disease as the biggest killer. In India, it is now the second biggest killer, after heart disease and stroke, up from seventh position in 2000, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO). Innovative diagnostic facilities in cancer treatment are opening a whole new […]