Karnataka: Doctors treat Iraqi boy suffering from bone cancer without amputating leg

India has been the medical hub for many patients across the globe, time and again. The patient was in the moderate stage of cancer and waiting any longer would have resulted in an extreme step where the surgery would have been impossible, as the cancer would have spread to his thigh and hip

Karnataka: Doctors treat Iraqi boy suffering from bone cancer without amputating legJust a few days ago, a 16-year-old came to Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal, Karnataka, with his clearly distressed family. Abdul (name changed) was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right femur; the only option he was left with for his survival was amputation of his entire leg as suggested by other hospitals. Doctors at the […]

Shocking: 16 Kg tumour removed from 13-year-old’s stomach

Since two years, this 13-year-old was living a painful life, with a swollen stomach. The doctors from the Cama and Albless Hospital removed a 16 kg tumour with surgery. Now, she is free from the agony and she is getting back on track

Shocking: 16 Kg tumour removed from 13-year-old’s stomachSavera Ahmed (13) who belongs to a small village in Uttar Pradesh, studies in standard 5th. Two years ago, she experienced an excruciating stomach pain and was taken to a resident doctor for the treatment. She was fine after the treatment. Later, she started bloating up. She visited many doctors and also took X-rays but […]

Florida doctors to remove 10-pound tumour from 14-year-old boy’s face

It is expected to take surgeons about 12 hours to remove the tumour and reconstruct the boy's nose. Doctors say Emanuel will also need more surgeries to reconstruct his cheek, jaw and to implant prosthetic teeth

Florida doctors to remove 10-pound tumour from 14-year-old boy’s faceIt started out as what his mother thought was just a pimple, a small indignity for a boy beginning puberty. About two years later, what appeared to be a blemish has grown into a 10-pound tumour on 14-year-old Emanuel Zayas’ face. The mass that’s bigger than a basketball is benign, but threatens to fracture the boy’s […]

Pune man who lost ability to walk due to cancer, saved by timely intervention

A rare manifestation of small cell lung cancer caused a Pune man to lose the ability to walk. A tumour which travelled from the patient’s chest to spine was the prime reason of this. The patient was given chemotherapy and a surgery was performed to remove the tumour, which hindered the man's ability to walk

Pune man who lost ability to walk due to cancer, saved by timely interventionIn a rare case, small cell lung cancer affected the spine of 43 year-old man, which took his ability to walk. The patient was bedridden for three months as the cancer had been spread to his spine. After the removal of tumour from spine, Pune doctors performed cervical spine fixation procedure, which has made the […]

Rare: Pune doc removes tumour from pregnant woman’s placenta, saves uterus

Doctors in Pune recently witnessed a rare case wherein a tumour was growing in the placenta of a pregnant woman. Although, it was a challenging surgery, the doctors extracted the tumour with removing uterus of the woman

Rare: Pune doc removes tumour from pregnant woman’s placenta, saves uterusSanjeevani Narote, a 19-year-old woman from Satara district of Maharashtra, came to the Sassoon Hospital with the complaints of heavy bleeding. When doctors examined her they found a tumour had developed in her placenta. Dr Pradip Sambarey, Professor and Head of Gynaecology Department in Sassoon hospital in Pune, said, “She was a patient who had […]

New study reveals how cancer cells evade the immune system

Adaptive immunity forms the basis of immunological memory - once our immune system has responded to a specific pathogen, if it meets the same intruder again, it can mount a swift and specific response. MHC class 1 are an important part of this wing of the immune system

New study reveals how cancer cells evade the immune systemCancer cells are cells that have gone awry; they both multiply unchecked and function incorrectly. Normally, cells that are faulty, dead, or dying are cleared away by the immune system. Macrophages — a type of white blood cell — are largely responsible for the consumption and destruction of foreign invaders and errant cells. Although macrophages […]

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detect

New research suggests that in addition to being at higher risk of developing breast cancer, overweight women are more likely to have larger tumours at the time of diagnosis. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detectOverweight women should be screened for breast cancer more frequently as they have a greater chance of rapidly developing hard-to-treat tumours, a new study shows. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed. Some women who are at higher risk of breast […]

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 […]

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-dead

The patients had stopped breathing and their hearts were not functioning when they were brought in to the hospital. Even the pupils of these patients were not reacting to the light. They were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-deadTwo patients who were almost brain-dead had been admitted to a Pune hospital and were brought back to life with timely help and effective consecutive surgeries. These patients were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood. However, with neuro-surgeries the clots of these patients were removed and they are […]

A woman’s guide to breast cancer

Since, the month of October is the breast cancer awareness month, Dr Reshma J Palep, consultant general and breast cancer surgeon, Mumbai shares some vital tips. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. So, women should go for regular check-ups after the age of 40, advises Dr Palep

A woman’s guide to breast cancerBreast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumour that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumour is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. As […]
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