Survivors of childhood brain tumours may struggle to live on their own

 Adults who had brain cancer as children may have a harder time living independently and having rich professional and personal lives than people who didn’t have these tumours in childhood, a U.S. study suggests

Survivors of childhood brain tumours may struggle to live on their own  The 306 childhood brain tumour survivors in the study were 26 years old on average and had typically been diagnosed with cancer about 18 years earlier. Overall, 40 per cent had achieved levels of independence similar to what might be seen in 20-somethings without a history of cancer, managing things like a home of […]

Mumbai: Doctors remove 650 grams tumour from man’s stomach after 8 hour surgery

Doctors from Mumbai’s civic-run Sion hospital have successfully operated a man, who was suffering from a very rare leiomyosarcoma of the prostate glands. After 8 hours of surgery doctors managed to remove 650 grams tumour

Mumbai: Doctors remove 650 grams tumour from man’s stomach after 8 hour surgeryDoctors from Mumbai’s civic-run Sion Hospital have successfully removed a prostate tumour from a 58-year-old man’s stomach. According to the doctors, the tumour weighing 650 grams and was 7 centimetres in size was removed after 8 hours of surgery. Doctors say prostate tumour of this size is very rare and there are very few cases […]

Following a keto diet could help make cancer therapy more effective

New cancer-fighting drugs come along pretty regularly, and some show more promise than others, but a new class of treatments is getting a boost in effectiveness from a somewhat unlikely source: a low-carb diet

Following a keto diet could help make cancer therapy more effectiveIn recent years, scientists have been testing a new class of cancer drugs. They target a specific molecular pathway that has been shown to be faulty in many types of cancer. Specifically, these drugs target a cell signalling pathway called phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K), which is activated by insulin. Previous studies have shown that mutations in […]

Mumbai: Doctors successfully remove 12-centimetre-tumour from boy’s stomach

Doctors at the hospital said that there are 500 known cases worldwide, where the kids have born with a tumour in their stomach. Experts say, if a pregnant woman consumes mutton (meat) with isn’t cooking properly, then the bacteria can enter in her body and the baby is likely to develop a tumour in the womb

Mumbai: Doctors successfully remove 12-centimetre-tumour from boy’s stomachDoctors from Mumbai’s Shushrusha hospital in Dadar have successfully removed a tumour from an 11-year-old boy’s stomach. As per the doctors who were treating him, the tumour was as big as 12 centimetres in the size. Doctors say a tumour was present in the boy’s body since birth. And there are 500 known cases worldwide […]

All you need to know about high-grade cancer

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre on Wednesday revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer. My Medical Mantra speaks with oncologists to know what does high grade cancer actually mean

All you need to know about high-grade cancerCancer is typically labelled in stages from I to IV, with IV being the most serious. Those broad groups are based on a much more detailed system that includes specific information about the tumour and how it affects the rest of your body When you’re diagnosed with cancer, your doctor will tell you what stage […]

Doctors cut out 60% of a woman’s liver to save her life

As the tumour-like mass in the right side of her liver proved to be life-threatening, doctors at D.Y. Patil Hospital in Navi Mumbai carried out a six hour long surgical procedure to extract the mass

Doctors cut out 60% of a woman’s liver to save her lifeSince the past several years, Malatabai Kadam has been having severe stomach pains. The 52-year-old resident of Bhokar village in Nanded district decided to visit a hospital to find out the reason behind her unbearable stomach pain. At Ambajogai’s Swami Ramananda Tirtha Civil Hospital she met Dr Sudhir Deshmukh. Dr Deshmukh diagnosed her with a […]

Satara: Doctors successfully remove ovarian tumour weighing 14.5 kgs

Doctors from Oncolife Cancer Centre in Satara, Maharashtra have successfully removed an ovarian tumour weighing 14.5 kilos. Doctors stated that it was a benign tumour which had 8 litres of water inside it. Experts advise that women who have a suspicious looking lump of flesh should consult a doctor immediately

Satara: Doctors successfully remove ovarian tumour weighing 14.5 kgsA 57-year-old woman from Satara district of Maharashtra was suffering from a severe abdominal pain for over a year. But, due to the weak economic background, Rima (name changed) did not see a doctor. A few days earlier Rima had come to a health camp and was diagnosed with an ovarian tumour. While speaking to […]

Tuberous sclerosis: Parents initiate a campaign to spread awareness

Today, May 15 is observed as National Tuberous Sclerosis Day. There is lack of awareness about tuberous sclerosis (a hereditary disease). To spread awareness on it, the patients’ family whose children are affected with this disease have created a group

Tuberous sclerosis: Parents initiate a campaign to spread awarenessWhat is tuberous sclerosis (TS)? Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is a rare genetic condition that causes noncancerous, or benign, tumours to grow in your brain, other vital organs, and skin. TS can be inherited. Some people only have mild symptoms, while others experience: Autism Seizures Tumours There’s no known cure for TS, but most people can […]

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 […]

Doctors remove 60kg tumour from woman’s abdomen after five-hour surgery

Doctors at a Connecticut hospital say they removed a 60kg tumour from a woman’s abdomen, and she is expected to recover fully. The ovarian tumour was diagnosed after the 38-year-old woman reported rapid weight gain of about 4.5kg per week over a two-month period

Doctors remove 60kg tumour from woman’s abdomen after five-hour surgeryA woman has had a 132-pound (60kg) tumour removed from her abdomen by doctors in the US. The 38-year-old had been gaining weight at a rate of about 10 pounds a week for two months before she first went to her doctor seeking help. She was malnourished because part of the ovarian tumour was on […]
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