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 […]

Guinness world record: Heaviest kidney tumour removed successfully at Sion Hospital

The tumour which weighed 5.5 kg (31 by 19 cm) was taken out had completely replaced her right kidney. This tumour has been documented as the world’s largest renal tumor by the Guinness Book of World Records. The hospital has received the official certificate from the world record managing team of the Guinness book

Guinness world record: Heaviest kidney tumour removed successfully at Sion HospitalA surgery performed to remove a massive tumour from a woman’s stomach has made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records. It has been considered as the heaviest tumour in India and the world, till date. Manju Devi, a 28-year-old woman who hails from Darbhanga in Bihar. She travelled to Mumbai seeking treatment […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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