Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

#BreastCancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detect

Overweight 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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Health alert: Cancer rate doubles in India, especially among women

#BreastCancer: Simple tips for self-examination

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease. This woman’s guide to breast cancer will empower them to take self care and spread this knowledge to others. Breast cancer starts […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of #breastcancer

Researchers compared two groups of women with morbid obesity: nearly 18,000 who underwent various forms of so-called bariatric surgery and nearly 54,000 who did not. The groups were similar in terms of age, medical conditions and body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height). Researchers tracked the surgery group for an average of […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
woman’s guide to breast cancer

#BreastCancer: A woman’s guide to breast cancer

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease. This woman’s guide to breast cancer will empower them to take self care and spread this knowledge to others. Breast cancer starts […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

Mumbai: Doctors treat 11-year-old Kurdish boy suffering from rare spinal cord disorder

A rare spinal cord tumour forced 11-year-old Goran Shakhawan from Kurdistan, to limp for most of his life. After, undergoing surgery at Global Hospital, Parel, the patient will be able to walk properly now, and can resume normal activities like the children of his age. Surgery, along with physiotherapy and rehabilitation will help him recover […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

Skin with less exposure to sunlight more prone to skin cancer, suggests study

Melanoma accounts for only about 1% of skin cancers but causes the majority of skin cancer deaths. Writing in the medical journal CMAJ, two dermatology experts highlight important things to know about the most dangerous form of skin cancer. “Melanomas can occur anywhere on the body, not only in areas that get a lot of […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

Mumbai: Doctors remove 15 cm tumour from 26-year-old woman’s breast

  Nisha Kumar (name changed), a 26-year-old resident of Bihar, landed at Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, with a huge lump of around 15 cm in her left breast. She underwent a simple mastectomy on March 7, 2019, wherein her entire left breast was removed. The patient is fine now, can do her real-world activities with […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
brocolli

Cancer: Compound found in broccoli, kale can suppress tumour growth

The body has its own mechanisms for fighting cancer, but sometimes they are too weak to suppress tumour growth. Now, scientists have found that broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous vegetables contain a compound that could reinvigorate one of these innate mechanisms. Researchers from Harvard Medical Schools Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, saw […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
insomnia-sleep-loss

Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growth

The study was done by Yool Lee, Amita Sehgal, and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. The results provide mechanistic support for ‘chronotherapy,’ the delivery of cancer drugs timed to the endogenous circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms regulate many aspects of physiology from the organismic to the subcellular levels. Disruption of circadian rhythms, whether through jet […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :