This man’s ‘beer belly’ turned out to be a 30-pound cancerous tumour

Kevin Daly lost 34 pounds of weight after open heart surgery, but couldn’t get rid of his protruding belly. After he insisted for months that something was off, doctors finally agreed to do additional testing. A CAT scan revealed an ‘extremely large mass,’ and a surgeon ended up removing a 30-pound tumour from Daly’s stomach

This man’s ‘beer belly’ turned out to be a 30-pound cancerous tumourDoctors told Kevin Daly that his protruding gut was just part of getting older. Turns out it was a 30-pound tumour, years in the making. Daly, a 63-year-old estate planner from Hoboken, New Jersey, had been working hard for nearly two years to lose weight, but despite the number on the scale going down, his […]

Bollywood wishes a speedy recovery to Irrfan Khan

The power house of talent, actor Irrfan Khan, who is known for displaying his impeccable acting skills in the flicks like ‘Piku’, 'Lunch Box’, ‘Hindi Medium’ and so on, revealed via twitter post that he is suffering from ‘NeuroEndocrine Tumour’. The actor posted that he has been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour and although it has been difficult, the love and support of those around him had brought him strength. Messages of 'speedy recovery' and 'good luck' from across the world started pouring in by the Bollywood celebrities and the fans

Bollywood wishes a speedy recovery to Irrfan KhanIn a saddening revelation, actor Irrfan Khan disclosed that he is suffering from Neuroendocrine Tumor “The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about. Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me […]

Complex tumour in kidney lands man with massive heart emergency

A man was rushed to Fortis Hospital, Mulund with a heart emergency after complaining of a throbbing pain in the abdomen. The biggest challenge for the doctors was to ensure that bits of tumour did not go beyond the right heart into the lungs, which could block its blood circulation

Complex tumour in kidney lands man with massive heart emergencyLalit Singh (name changed), a 55-year-old experienced shooting pain on the right side of his abdomen while going about his daily routine last week. When the pain became unbearable, he was rushed to the emergency room of Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Tests revealed a large mass in his right kidney, the mass had also extended into […]

Tuberous sclerosis: Parents initiate a campaign to spread awareness

There is lack of awareness about tuberous sclerosis (a hereditary disease). To spread awareness on it, the patients’ family have created a group

Tuberous sclerosis: Parents initiate a campaign to spread awarenessKaran Shrivastav,  a 23-year-old man suffered from seizures since he was 11-months-old. After visiting the doctors, his parents came to know that he suffered from tuberous sclerosis. Doctors informed that this is a hereditary disease. Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is a rare genetic condition that causes noncancerous, or benign, tumours to grow in your brain, other […]

Scientist create ‘mini-tumours’ in laboratory to help fight against cancer

In the study published in the journal Science, researchers treated the lab-grown 'mini tumours' with a range of drugs. They then looked to see how this compared to how successful treatment was in those patients. The approach found a drug that had a chance of shrinking a patient's tumour in almost nine in 10 cases

Scientist create ‘mini-tumours’ in laboratory to help fight against cancerScientists have been able to predict how cancer patients will respond to therapy by growing miniature versions of their tumours in the laboratory. They say the groundbreaking work could lead to ‘smarter, kinder and more effective treatments.’ The study, in the journal Science, was 100% accurate at telling which drugs would fail and this could […]

Head-sized tumour removed from 31-year-old man’s head

In a surgery which went on for seven hours, a team of doctors led by Dr Trimurti Nadkarni managed to successfully remove a tumour weighing 1.837 kgs. Such tumours are rare and are a surgical challenge. There was heavy blood loss during the surgery and the patient required transfusion of 11 units of blood

Head-sized tumour removed from 31-year-old man’s headDoctors at B.Y.L Nair Hospital and Topiwala National Medical College have extracted a massive tumour The tumour weighed 1.873 kgs The patient named Santlal Pal, is a 31-year-old man who works as a cloth vendor,  he was admitted to the Department of Neurosurgery of the hospital and was brought in with progressive swelling of scalp, […]

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 […]

Pune: Doctors remove 6 kg tumour from woman’s abdomen

In a rare case of abdominal tumour, reported at Sassoon General Hospital, a mass of around six kg was taken out surgically. The doctors mentioned that the tumour was completely removed with minimal blood loss. As per doctors, globally, there are only 58 cases of this tumour reported

Pune: Doctors remove 6 kg tumour from woman’s abdomenIn the medical terminology the tumour is known as Extra-Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumour (EGIST). The doctors informed that there is no case of EGIST tumour which was as heavy as this one, reported in the world so far. In the last week of December, Maltidevi Aakalu Ran, (45), a Bihar resident, was admitted in the Sassoon […]

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 […]
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