Meet Diana, a dog who has bravely fought off cancer 3 times in 10 years

After cancer relapsed for the third time, doctors advised that Diana should be put to sleep. But, Diana, not only survived the critical surgery but has been completely cured and leads a normal life

Meet Diana, a dog who has bravely fought off cancer 3 times in 10 yearsVasudevan Sridharan, a Chembur resident, jumped in happiness when he saw his dog Diana, recovering from her oral cancer. Yes, you heard it right, dogs too suffer from cancer and very less is known about it. Vasudevan (42), employed with a multinational company, had found Diana 10 years ago on the street. Diana is mixed breed […]

Rare surgery done by robot helps pluck out 450gm tumour

Conventional surgery would have required cutting open the chest to remove the tumour, doctors said

Rare surgery done by robot helps pluck out 450gm tumourIn a rare surgery, doctors at Apollo Hospital recently removed a large tumour, weighing 450gm, from the chest cavity of a 57-year-old woman. They used three small keyholes and robotic arms to pull out the abnormal growth that was surrounded by the heart and blood vessels. Conventional surgery would have required cutting open the chest […]

Cama Hospital doctor removes 12 kilo tumour from Mumbai woman’s uterus

Wadala resident Bilkish Mulla underwent a two-hour-long surgery wherein fibroid equivalent to weight of five newborn babies was removed

Cama Hospital doctor removes 12 kilo tumour from Mumbai woman’s uterusFor a 38-year-old woman, her complaints of bloated stomach for a year turned out to be a fibroid, the weight of which was equal to that of five babies. Medical Superintendent Dr Rajashri Katke of Cama and Albless Hospital removed the 12kg tumour last week, relieving Bilkish Mulla of pain. Bilkish, a Wadala resident, underwent a […]

‘Tortured by evil twin sister for 26 years,’ says woman who is relieved of a tumour in her brain

Ph.D. student Yamini Karanam suffered from the condition called teratoma for 26 years which severely affected her everyday living

‘Tortured by evil twin sister for 26 years,’ says woman who is relieved of a tumour in her brainWhen 26-year-old Ph.D. student Yamini Karanam began having trouble with her listening and reading comprehension, she grew more and more concerned. The condition got so severe that it became difficult to understand conversations and every day situations. Eating and talking became painful. Headaches became more frequent and severe. It got so bad that she couldn’t […]

35 per cent of her body weight was tumour. Five-year-old girl saved by Sion Hospital doctors

Abandoned by parents, teen brother rushes girl to hospital after she was wrongly treated by a quack

35 per cent of her body weight was tumour. Five-year-old girl saved by Sion Hospital doctorsAbandoned by their parents, Sadashiv, 18, decided to take up responsibility of his five-year-old sister, Vaishnavi, after a quack branded her with hot iron to treat her complaints of severe stomach pain. An alert and worried Sadashiv, a resident of Panvel, soon realised that there was something wrong with his sister which needed immediate medical […]

Cancer may not be a modern disease, tumour found in a 255-million-year-old human ancestor

The new information from “such a distant relative of humans” gives experts clues on how diseases that affect mammals formed over time

Cancer may not be a modern disease, tumour found in a 255-million-year-old human ancestorCancer is older than mammals themselves, based on a tumour found in a 255-million-year-old human ancestor. A report in JAMA Oncology says scientists studying the jaw of a gorgonopsian, an extinct animal that predates mammals and looks like a reptile, found what looked like miniature teeth of varying diameter at the roots of the jaw’s […]

Lung cancer can affect anybody; even non-smokers must know its symptoms

Majority of people with lung cancer have some history of tobacco use, but 15% patients diagnosed with it have no history of tobacco use

Lung cancer can affect anybody; even non-smokers must know its symptomsAshley Rivas was 26 when she noticed she was getting tired earlier than usual on her runs. Over the next few years, the X-ray technician from Albuquerque, New Mexico, developed a persistent cough and wheezing, which her doctors attributed to exercise-induced asthma. She had other symptoms, too: weight loss, fever, and several bouts of pneumonia. […]
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