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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]