#BreastCancer: 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

#BreastCancer: 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 […]

#BreastCancer: Simple tips for self-examination

Since the month of October is #breastcancerawarenessmonth, 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

#BreastCancer: Simple tips for self-examinationBreast 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 […]

Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of #breastcancer

Severely obese women who opt for weight-loss surgery may be cutting their risk of breast cancer along with their extra pounds, a large U.S. study suggests

Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of #breastcancerResearchers 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 […]

#BreastCancer: A woman’s guide to breast cancer

Since, the month of October is #breastcancerawarenessmonth, 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

#BreastCancer: A woman’s guide to breast cancerThe 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 […]

Why do you have a lump behind your ear? Is it an indicator of a condition

Lumps behind the ear can have many possible sources, including problems in the skin or bone. Other causes could be swollen lymph nodes or "lymph glands" as they are commonly known. Most cases of a lump behind the ear are not worrying and will resolve

Why do you have a lump behind your ear? Is it an indicator of a conditionMost cases of a lump behind the ear are not worrying and will resolve. Lumps under the skin are less commonly because of cancer, but it is always worthwhile getting a lump checked to rule this out. Lumps in the skin behind the ear. A lump behind the ear in the surface of the scalp […]

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

Doctors at Global Hospital, Parel successfully treated a 11-year-old Kurdistani boy named Goran Shakhawan, who used to limp for almost all his life, now after a complex surgery he will be able to walk properly

Mumbai: Doctors treat 11-year-old Kurdish boy suffering from rare spinal cord disorderA 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 […]

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

Spending time in the sun without protection increases the risk of melanoma, but the potentially deadly skin cancer can occur even on sites with minimal sun exposure, doctors warn

Skin with less exposure to sunlight more prone to skin cancer, suggests studyMelanoma 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 […]

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

The young woman from North India was diagnosed with fibroadenoma; she underwent a simple mastectomy at Wockhardt Hospital. Doctors had to remove the woman’s left breast as the mass had grown to an extent

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 […]

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

The decreased risk of cancer has for long been associated with consumption of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale, but the actual gene which works for it was not known. The current research has found that these cruciferous vegetables contain a molecule which inactivates a gene known as WWP1

Cancer: Compound found in broccoli, kale can suppress tumour growthThe 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 […]

Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growth

Disrupting normal circadian rhythms promotes tumour growth and suppresses the effects of a tumour-fighting drug, according to a new study publishing April 30 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology

Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growthThe 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 […]
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