Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

The word ‘caution’ signifies the care or the need to take action to avoid any mistake or danger. On the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’ which is observed on the 4th of February, the word caution helped to recognise and establish the 7 most common and significant signs of cancer

Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignoreWhat does ‘caution’ stand for? Change in bowel or bladder: If you have been experiencing healthy and regular bowel movements but have begun to experience a sudden or gradual shift in this routine; be it the frequency, constipation, diarrhoea, change in shape or colour, bloody stools and rectal bleeding, these could be signs of cancer. […]

Researchers help dispel common myths and misconceptions about cancer

Unfortunately, it is not hard to come across misinformation about cancer on the internet. Here are a few prevalent myths about the disease, debunked

Researchers help dispel common myths and misconceptions about cancerTo prevent serious consequences, it is important to debunk them and shed light on science-based facts. Here are a few common myths about cancer you may have come across: Only women are at risk of developing breast cancer Men are born with a small amount of breast tissue which means they are also at risk […]

Health alert: Cancer rate doubles in India, especially among women

Breast cancer and cervical cancer are ranked as the most frequent cancer in women in India. Out of every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman will dies due from it

Health alert: Cancer rate doubles in India, especially among women  According to statistics by Cancer India, breast cancer and cervical cancer are ranked as the most frequent cancer in women in India. In India, it has been observed out of every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman dies of it. India has an estimated population of approximately 2.25 million living with […]

#WorldCancerDay: Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar passes away after prolonged battle with cancer

Renowned actor Ramesh Bhatkar, was a heavyweight in the Marathi Industry. He breathed his last in Mumbai on Monday, February 04. The veteran actor was 70-years-old

#WorldCancerDay: Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar passes away after prolonged battle with cancerVeteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar passes away on Monday, February 04 in Mumbai. He breathed his last in Mumbai’s Elizabeth Hospital. Ramesh Bhatkar was 70-years-old when he passed away The actor was suffering from cancer and was admitted to the hospital for over a week. Ramesh Bhatkar had acted in more than 90 Marathi movies, […]

Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults, reveals US study

A sharp increase in the rate of obesity-linked cancers among young adults in the United States could foreshadow a reversal in the overall decline in cancer mortality, researchers warned

Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults, reveals US studyIn a sweeping study covering two-thirds of the US population, they showed that half a dozen cancers for which obesity is a known risk factor became more frequent from 1995 to 2015 among women and men under 50. The younger the age bracket, the more quickly these cancers gained ground, they reported in The Lancet. […]

Understanding cervical cancer and the importance of timely screening

It is important to be aware of one’s risk of cancer and get screened for early detection, which help protect you and prevent the cancer from developing

Understanding cervical cancer and the importance of timely screeningThe lower part of the womb or the Uterus is called the ‘cervix’, and cancer affecting this part is known as ‘cervical cancer’. As per the GLOBOCAN 2018 statistics, cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among Indian women. Almost 1,00,000 new cases of cervical cancer are detected in India every year. In observance […]

#WorldCancerDay: Sonali Bendre shares inspirational post to raise awareness about it

Sonali Bendre has shared a new picture on Instagram, marking her return to work after an extended break, during which she was receiving treatment for cancer. Bendre returns to the sets after a long sabbatical and says its a surreal feeling to be back, and that she has a stronger sense of purpose now

#WorldCancerDay: Sonali Bendre shares inspirational post to raise awareness about itSonali Bendre Behl has resumed work after undergoing treatment for a high grade cancer for about five months in New York. Last July, Sonali had revealed that she had been diagnosed with a high grade cancer. The actor returned home in December 2018. On Monday, February 04, 2019, Sonali took to Instagram to share a […]

World Cancer Day: Apollo Hospital hosts first cancer awareness walkathon

In order to spread awareness about cancer, on February 04, in recognition of the World Cancer Day, Apollo Hospitals hosted its first Cancer Awareness Walk at Juhu in Mumbai. Around 500 women including homemakers, working professionals and students across Mumbai participated in this walkathon

World Cancer Day: Apollo Hospital hosts first cancer awareness walkathonEvery year, cancer claims the lives of 8 million people worldwide, including 4 million people who die prematurely, between the ages of 30 and 70. This burden is particularly significant where access to proper treatment and care is limited. It is estimated that, by 2030, over two thirds of all cancer-related deaths will occur in […]

A tale of three cancer survivors: Mother, daughter and granddaughter conquer the disease  

It’s often said that a family that stays together, triumphs together. Showing an awe-inspiring family spirit, a Bengaluru family is giving us major ‘togetherness’ goals on this World Cancer Day (February 4th)  

A tale of three cancer survivors: Mother, daughter and granddaughter conquer the disease  Self-pity is easier to resort to when faced with a crisis like cancer. Few women have a strong urge to survive against this deadly disease. Leela (name changed) was treated for breast cancer about a few years back. Everything went on well, till she actually realised that both, her mother and daughter suffer from different […]

Lifeline Express: World’s first-of-a-kind train for cancer treatment completes a year!

Cancer services introduced on the Lifeline Express - the world’s first state-of-the-art-hospital-train,  in partnership with the Indian Railways, so far it has benefitted 16,223 of the 1,19,807 rural poor, free-of-cost, across 11 camps held from December 2016 till the end of January 2018 in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka

Lifeline Express: World’s first-of-a-kind train for cancer treatment completes a year!This World Cancer day, there’s a very positive promise to look forward to! Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Professor, Tata Memorial Hospital, along with his team conducted the first cancer surgery on third stage oral cancer cases on the Lifeline Express on 22nd December 2016 at Satna, Madhya Pradesh. He is the coordinator of the cancer services […]