Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a category of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs. Chemotherapy may be given with a curative intent (which almost always involves combinations of drugs), or it may aim to prolong life or to reduce symptoms (palliative chemotherapy).

Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapy is a special type of chemotherapy that takes advantage of differences between normal cells and cancer cells.

Targeted therapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs.The drugs known as targeted therapy help stop cancer from growing …..

Hormonal Therapy

Hormone therapy is a treatment that uses medicines to block or lower the amount of hormones in the body to slow down or stop the growth of cancer.

Some cancers use hormones to grow or develop. This means the cancer is hormone sensitive or hormone dependent.

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One cup of milk per day associated with up to 50 per cent increase in breast cancer risk: study

Intake of dairy milk is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer in women, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Loma Linda University Health. By drinking

Immunotherapy: A hope in cancer therapy 1

Immunotherapy: A hope in cancer therapy

Immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy, is a type of cancer treatment that boosts the body's natural defenses to fight cancer. It uses substances made by the body or in a

A workout a day, keeps the cancer away. 2

A workout a day, keeps the cancer away.

  How being physically active can improve your health & well being !! Exercise is defined as any movement that makes your muscles work and requires your body to burn

Is India prepared for a cancer tsunami? 3

Is India prepared for a cancer tsunami?

Cancer mortality in India has doubled from 1990 to 2016. India’s cancer incidence is estimated at 1.15 million new patients in 2018 and is predicted to almost double as a

10 Lifestyle tips for Cancer Prevention 4

10 Lifestyle tips for Cancer Prevention

Did u know 50% of the Cancer Cases & Deaths are Preventable?? More than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year and more than 589,000 will die.

Detect Early, Treat Better 5

Detect Early, Treat Better

It is a situation people often fear: sitting in the doctor's office and hearing the word “cancer.” People diagnosed with cancer often say they were stunned when they heard the

The Best Cancer Vaccine!! Here it is ! YOU!!! 6

The Best Cancer Vaccine!! Here it is ! YOU!!!

  Cancer! What does it mean to the world, to India, to you and to me? In the year 2018, 180 lakh new patients were diagnosed to have cancer, 98

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IMMUNOTHERAPY OF CANCER

 

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Dr (Col) Ranga Rao Rangaraju, VSM MD, DM Chairman, Paras Cancer Centres, Gurugram Immunotherapy of cancer has been

Why eating yogurt may help lessen the risk of Breast Cancer. 7

Why eating yogurt may help lessen the risk of Breast Cancer.

Yoghurt contains beneficial lactose fermenting bacteria commonly found in milk, similar to the bacteria -- or microflora- found in the breasts of mothers who have breastfed."Lactose fermenting bacteria are commonly

10 Warning signs of Cancer !! 8

10 Warning signs of Cancer !!

  Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. There are two major components of early detection of cancer: education to promote early diagnosis and screening. Recognising

Eating Chillies could reduce cancer !!!!

According to a recent study, people who regularly consume chilli peppers have a reduced mortality risk compared with those who never eat chillis.   Chilli peppers are now a global

Don't Count the days, make the days count: Terminal Cancer 9

Don’t Count the days, make the days count: Terminal Cancer

What is terminal cancer? Terminal cancer refers to cancer that can’t be cured or treated. It’s sometimes also called end-stage cancer. Any type of cancer can become terminal cancer. How

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Nutrition In Cancer

Good nutrition is important for cancer patients. Nutrition is a process in which food is taken in and used by the body for growth, to keep the body healthy, and to

Is it the last stage doctor ??

The signs of death being near can be different for each person. No one can really predict what may happen at the end of life, how long the final stage

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How Long will I live ??

Anyone diagnosed with cancer naturally wants to know how long he or she will live? Though everyone with cancer curable or not, will have this question, This is more applicable

What does a soft tissue sarcoma feel like?

Soft tissue Sarcoma Sarcoma can start in any part of the body, such as the bone or soft tissue. About 60% of soft tissue sarcomas begin in an arm or

How long can you live with Stomach Cancer ??

Stomach cancer begins when cancer cells form in the inner lining of your stomach. These cells can grow into a tumor. Also called gastric cancer, the disease usually grows slowly

Lung Cancer is not just a smoker disease

Cancer of the lung, like all cancers, results from an abnormality in the body's basic unit of life, the cell. Normally, the body maintains a system of checks and balances

Pancreatic Cancer: A Deadly silent disease.

What is pancreatic cancer and its types? Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of the pancreas — an organ in the abdomen that lies horizontally behind the lower part of the

Complimentary Therapies

Types of Complementary Therapies Some people with cancer may consider using complementary therapy in addition to standard cancer treatment. This approach is called integrative medicine when it has been discussed

Breast Cancer Risk factors

A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease, such as cancer. GenderAging : About 1 out of 8 invasive breast cancers are found in women

Breast Cancer in India: Where do we stand ??

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. There are over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast

BACK TO WORK AFTER CANCER..

Returning to work after cancer is no easy feat.  Impossible as it might seem–especially after battling cancer–the day comes when treatment is finished.  Facing a job again can be nerve-wracking,

Maintenance of Body Image concerns after cancer treatment.

Cancer and cancer treatment can change the body image which in turn can affect the self confidence of the patient. They may feel conscious about the image, feel depressed or

Follow Up after Cancer treatment

Cancer, even best of therapy can have recurrences. There can be short and long term side effects of treatment. All these require follow up and regular check up. While navigating

How to help yourself during the treatment?

Cancer treatment is not just anti cancer treatment alone but a holistic management. Often many aspects of cancer care get less attention. Patients and care givers by educating themselves can

Oncology Nurses: Hopeful hands, Helping Lives

It is often said that nurses are the heart of health care. For those with cancer, oncology nurses are there for patients during their most difficult and intimate moments in

Caring for the Caregivers

Role of Caregivers Cancer touches more people than just those who receive the diagnosis. If your spouse, parent, child, or close friend has cancer, you may find yourself in the

Onions and garlic may protect against breast cancer !!

New research examines the consumption of onion and garlic among women in Puerto Rico and suggests that the vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer. In regards to

Decision Making in cancer Treatment

Decision Making and treatment of cancer is a complicated one and involves in addition to service provider , also the family or the care giver. The treatment team involves the

How to prepare for your first appointment?

Meeting with the Oncologists The first step is making an appointment with an oncologist — a doctor who specializes in treating cancer. 2. Your story When it’s time to meet

Second most common cancer in Men: Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can often be treated successfully. The prostate is a small walnut shaped gland in the pelvis

The Increasing trend of Prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can often be treated successfully. The prostate is a small walnut shaped gland in the pelvis

Can lymphoma cancer be cured ?

What is lymphoma? What is the lymphatic system? The lymphatic system consists of lymph nodes (lymph glands), a network of thin lymphatic channels (similar to thin blood vessels), and organs

How do physicians diagnose leukemia?

Medical HistoryBone Marrow Aspiration and BiopsyLumbar Puncture Some advanced tests for classification and prognosis: Flow CytometryKaryotypingFISHPCR Analysis What is the treatment for leukemia? Treatment will typically depend upon the type of leukemia,

Leukemia: what is it ? causes? symptoms & signs?

What is leukemia? What is leukemia? Leukemia is a malignancy (cancer) of blood cells. Leukemia involves the production of abnormal white blood cells -- the cells responsible for fighting infection.

Common Complaints & after discharge care in Childhood Cancer

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A parenting guide to Childhood Cancer

Dear Parents, Having a child diagnosed with cancer is one of the most traumatic events that can happen to a family and may cause a significant emotional and financial burden.

CHILDHOOD CANCER in INDIA

Cancer in children constitutes 5.5% of total cancer cases in India according to the Indian Council for Medical Research. This percentage has more than doubled from 2.5% ten years ago. A disturbing reality, however, is that

Nutrients from food, not supplements, help you live longer

An adequate intake of certain nutrients from food, but not supplements, is linked with a lower rate of death, according to a study in the April 9, 2019, Annals of Internal

Radiotherapy targets tumors precisely with less damage to healthy cells

A new way of concentrating radiotherapy dose in tumors, while minimizing damage to healthy cells, has been proposed in research led by scientists at the University of Strathclyde. The study

Lymph nodes can predict survival in patients with esophageal cancer

In a study published this month in Annals of Surgery, researchers from Osaka University revealed that, compared with primary tumors, which are often used to assess treatment outcomes in many types

Vitamin A linked to lower odds of common skin cancer

The study of around 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer s by around 15%. Most of the vitamin

Stress in cervical cancer patients associated with higher risk of cancer-specific mortality

Psychological stress was associated with a higher risk of cancer-specific mortality in women diagnosed with cervical cancer. Patients receiving a cancer diagnosis are at increased risk of several  stress related psychiatric

Despite treatment, elderly cancer patients have worse outcomes if HIV-positive

Elderly cancer patients who are HIV-positive, particularly those with prostate and breast cancers, have worse outcomes compared to cancer patients in the same age range who do not have HIV.

High insulin production may contribute to pancreatic cancer

UBC scientists have demonstrated for the first time a causal link between high insulin levels and pancreatic cancer.In a study published today in Cell Metabolism, researchers lowered insulin levels in mice

How Sleep Affects Your Immunity

When it comes to your health, sleep plays an important role. While more sleep won’t necessarily prevent you from getting sick, skimping on it could adversely affect your immune system,

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