Pune doctors perform a risky surgery, treat lady with a rare tumour

A 50-year-old lady in Pune was denied treatment by the doctors at different private hospitals who wanted to get her operated for tumour, which was present just behind the oral cavity adjacent to tonsil. But the lady was fortunate, as two weeks ago, doctors at Sassoon hospital successfully removed the tumour

Pune doctors perform a risky surgery, treat lady with a rare tumourVijaya Khot, a Kolhapur resident, was denied treatment at different private hospitals that she had visited before coming to Sassoon hospital in Pune. Khot wanted to get rid of her tumour which was placed at a risky location.  The tumour was surrounded by the main artery which was connected to brain. Private Doctors denied to […]

‘Proper guidelines must be followed to diagnosis and treat pancreatic cyst’

One of the important sessions, 'Mekong Symposium' at the Asian EUS Congress 2017, was on the subject of discussing different cases dealing with clinical challenges of diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cyst, in the Mekong region, in South East Asia, it specifically has to deal with bile duct tumour

‘Proper guidelines must be followed to diagnosis and treat pancreatic cyst’A conference that was held at Reniassance Conventional Centre in Powai on Thursday addressed various issues about Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). One of the important sessions, ‘Mekong Symposium’ at the conference was about discussing different cases dealing with clinical challenges of diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cyst. The session was moderated by Dr Nonthalee Pausawasdi, Dr […]

‘EUS conference is all about combining the endoscopy and ultrasound technology for better research’

EUS conference will be full of knowledge, experience and fun-filled teachings for the young endoscopists that focus on finding solutions to demography-specific ailments

‘EUS conference is all about combining the endoscopy and ultrasound technology for better research’The Endoscopy Ultra Sound (EUS) technique is the newest indispensable part of endoscopy procedure and will be the key point of focus at the Asian EUS conference that has commenced on Thursday. Dr Vinay Dhir, the organizing secretary of the conference, said, “EUS conference is all about combining the endoscopy and ultrasound technology that is […]

Scientists discover a ‘promising’ breast cancer relapse detection breakthrough

Tissue samples from 1,178 women with the most common form of breast cancer were used in the experiment. The likelihood of tumours flaring up again within five years was 23 per cent higher in women with the immune cell 'hotspots'

Scientists discover a ‘promising’ breast cancer relapse detection breakthrough  Researchers have found a way to potentially identify women at risk of relapsing breast cancer. Patients with high numbers of immune cell ‘hotspots’ around tumours were 25 per cent more likely to see the cancer return within a decade, indicates a study. The likelihood of tumours flaring up again within five years was 23 […]

JJ Hospital doctors remove tumour from woman’s neck weighing half a kilo

Sixteen-year-old Rupali Pawar came knocking the doors of doctors at JJ Hospital in May. She had been carrying a tumor in the right side of her neck that weighed half a kilo for the past five years. JJ hospital’s doctors performed some tests of her which revealed that the tumor was stuck on the nerve that supplies blood to the brain. And so, doctors decided to perform a surgery on her to remove the tumor from her neck

JJ Hospital doctors remove tumour from woman’s neck weighing half a kiloWhen a 16-year-old Rupali Pawar came knocking the doors of doctors at JJ Hospital, doctors were sure to treat her to their best. For the past five years, Pawar had been carrying a tumour in the right side of her neck that weighed half a kilo. Pawar hails from Parbhani district in Marathwada. And since […]

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 […]

200-year-old samples may give clues to how cancer is changing

It started out as a bit of fun exploration, but we were amazed by John Hunter's insight. Hunter had diagnosed a patient in 1786 with a tumour as hard as bone

200-year-old samples may give clues to how cancer is changingDoctors have confirmed a diagnosis made more than 200 years ago by one of medicine’s most influential surgeons. John Hunter had diagnosed a patient in 1786 with a “tumour as hard as bone”. Royal Marsden Hospital doctors analysed patient samples and case notes, which were preserved at the museum named after him – the Hunterian […]

This unbelievable reason causes cancer

A study from Johns Hopkins University, determined that two-thirds of all adult cancer incidences can be attributed to random gene mutations that drive tumour growth. In other words, most incidences of cancer are caused by plain-old bad luck, according to study authors

This unbelievable reason causes cancerLoad up on plant food. Use your gym membership. Apply sunscreen religiously. Steer clear of cigarettes. Taking on healthy behaviours like these is supposed to lower your lifetime cancer risk. Now, along comes a bombshell study that seems to suggest many of these odds-lowering efforts are less impactful than you may have previously thought: The […]

Cancer: Novel way to track rare T cells can improve immunotherapy

While the idea of using T cells looked promising in theory, scientists now face a number of hurdles before turning it into practice. One such challenge - the focus of the new study - is how to identify a readily accessible pool of tumor-specific T cells

Cancer: Novel way to track rare T cells can improve immunotherapyThe study – published in the journal Science Immunology – is the work of a team led by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) in Seattle, WA. Immunotherapy is an exciting new field in the fight against cancer that uses cells from the patient’s own immune system to tackle the disease. […]

New 3D technology used to construct a new jaw for 62-year-old woman

Often the only solution is to fully remove the region containing the tumour, resulting in damage to the patient’s face in Sujata’s case doctors reconstructed the jaw bone with the help of left leg bone

New 3D technology used to construct a new jaw for 62-year-old womanSujata More, a Ratnagiri resident suffered from ameloblastoma tumour (it is a rare tumour, commonly appearing in the jaw). “She often used to complain that something is biting her from the inside and also she was not able to have food properly. So we thought of getting her admitted to KEM hospital” said Aruna Rahatwal, […]