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 […]

Florida doctors to remove 10-pound tumour from 14-year-old boy’s face

It is expected to take surgeons about 12 hours to remove the tumour and reconstruct the boy's nose. Doctors say Emanuel will also need more surgeries to reconstruct his cheek, jaw and to implant prosthetic teeth

Florida doctors to remove 10-pound tumour from 14-year-old boy’s faceIt started out as what his mother thought was just a pimple, a small indignity for a boy beginning puberty. About two years later, what appeared to be a blemish has grown into a 10-pound tumour on 14-year-old Emanuel Zayas’ face. The mass that’s bigger than a basketball is benign, but threatens to fracture the boy’s […]

Pune man who lost ability to walk due to cancer, saved by timely intervention

A rare manifestation of small cell lung cancer caused a Pune man to lose the ability to walk. A tumour which travelled from the patient’s chest to spine was the prime reason of this. The patient was given chemotherapy and a surgery was performed to remove the tumour, which hindered the man's ability to walk

Pune man who lost ability to walk due to cancer, saved by timely interventionIn a rare case, small cell lung cancer affected the spine of 43 year-old man, which took his ability to walk. The patient was bedridden for three months as the cancer had been spread to his spine. After the removal of tumour from spine, Pune doctors performed cervical spine fixation procedure, which has made the […]

Rare: Pune doc removes tumour from pregnant woman’s placenta, saves uterus

Doctors in Pune recently witnessed a rare case wherein a tumour was growing in the placenta of a pregnant woman. Although, it was a challenging surgery, the doctors extracted the tumour with removing uterus of the woman

Rare: Pune doc removes tumour from pregnant woman’s placenta, saves uterusSanjeevani Narote, a 19-year-old woman from Satara district of Maharashtra, came to the Sassoon Hospital with the complaints of heavy bleeding. When doctors examined her they found a tumour had developed in her placenta. Dr Pradip Sambarey, Professor and Head of Gynaecology Department in Sassoon hospital in Pune, said, “She was a patient who had […]

Prostate cancer: All you need to know about prostate nodules

A nodule or a tumour on the prostate essentially refers to the same thing - an abnormal growth. However, "nodule" is regarded as a benign growth, whereas "tumour" is used more commonly to refer to cancer. If a person is confused by the terms being used by their doctor, they should ask for clarification, as this can help them get a better understanding of their health

Prostate cancer: All you need to know about prostate nodulesThe prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. It is about the size and shape of a walnut and is found just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate helps produce semen, which carries the sperm from the testicles through the penis during ejaculation. In this article, we look […]

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-dead

The patients had stopped breathing and their hearts were not functioning when they were brought in to the hospital. Even the pupils of these patients were not reacting to the light. They were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-deadTwo patients who were almost brain-dead had been admitted to a Pune hospital and were brought back to life with timely help and effective consecutive surgeries. These patients were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood. However, with neuro-surgeries the clots of these patients were removed and they are […]

Guinness world record: Heaviest kidney tumour removed successfully at Sion Hospital

The tumour which weighed 5.5 kg (31 by 19 cm) was taken out had completely replaced her right kidney. This tumour has been documented as the world’s largest renal tumor by the Guinness Book of World Records. The hospital has received the official certificate from the world record managing team of the Guinness book

Guinness world record: Heaviest kidney tumour removed successfully at Sion HospitalA surgery performed to remove a massive tumour from a woman’s stomach has made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records. It has been considered as the heaviest tumour in India and the world, till date. Manju Devi, a 28-year-old woman who hails from Darbhanga in Bihar. She travelled to Mumbai seeking treatment […]