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 disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and stress-reaction and adjustment disorders,” Lu said. “Emerging evidence from both experimental and epidemiological studies indicates that psychological distress might affect the…

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. A Moffitt Cancer Center researcher, in collaboration with investigators at the National Cancer Institute, Duke University, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, took…

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 predisposed to developing pancreatic cancer and found that these lower levels protected the mice against developing the disease. The findings hold promise for early detection…

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, leaving you susceptible to a bad cold or case of the flu.  To keep yourself sniffle-free this season, here’s what you need to know. Sleep…

The basics of sleep, how it is regulated and what disorders an inadequate sleep can create are clear to us by now. Ahead of these; ➢ It is interesting to know that when we are fast asleep our mind and body isn’t. All our systems function in order to rejuvenate a tired body, perform essential cellular and tissue repairs and restore us completely for the upcoming day. ➢ It is even more interesting to know…

Most of the people train hard at gym, stick to their nutrition plans, stay pretty active for the day yet fail to see results at the pace it should be. Why? Because a sound and timed sleep is highly under-rated by a majority of us, especially the young population, adolescents, working professionals etc. Sleep is a necessity for maintaining a good physical,…

A study published by The BMJ today reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and and an increased risk of cancer. The consumption of sugary drinks has increased worldwide during the last few decades and is convincingly associated with the risk of obesity, which in turn is recognised as a strong risk factor for…

Whether it’s to shed those extra kilograms right before your friend’s marriage or to fit into that dress before your anniversary, many turns to crash diets to get the job done. GM Diet, miracle diet, water diet, detox diet, Slim-Fast – the list of crash diets is endless and there is always another new amazing…

Gallbladder cancer is cancer that begins in the gallbladder. Gallbladder cancer is uncommon. When gallbladder cancer is discovered at its earliest stages, the chance for a cure is very good. But most gallbladder cancers are discovered at a late stage, when the prognosis is often very poor. Gallbladder cancer is difficult to diagnose because it…

The link between toothpaste and the risk of cancer A recent study has unveiled[1] that using Triclosan (a common ingredient in whitening toothpastes and hand-soaps) can cause inflammation within the colon, potentially leading to colon cancer. These findings are based on a phase-1 study[1:1] – conducted on mice at the University of Amhurst, Massachussetts. What is Triclosan?…

Oncology Nurse – Patient’s Best Friend During Cancer Treatment (24X7!!) 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 life, the ones at patients’ bedside, educating them, encouraging them. They are also the ones…

A strain of the common cold virus could help infect and kill bladder cancer cells, a small study suggests.All signs of the disease disappeared in one patient, and in 14 others there was evidence that cancer cells had died.University of Surrey researchers said the virus could “help revolutionise treatment” for the cancer and reduce the…

Cancer gives most people no symptoms or signs that exclusively indicate the disease. Unfortunately, every complaint or symptom of cancer can be explained by a harmless condition as well. If certain symptoms occur or persist, however, a doctor should be seen for further evaluation. Some common symptoms that may occur with cancer are as follows:…

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. Recognizing possible warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action leads to early diagnosis. Increased awareness of possible warning signs of cancer, among physicians, nurses and other…

Genetically modified microbes release “nanobodies” that alert the immune system to cancer in mice, scientists report. Scientists have used genetically reprogrammed bacteria to destroy tumors in mice. The innovative method one day may lead to cancer therapies that treat the disease more precisely, without the side effects of conventional drugs. At some point in the future, we will…

Yes, overweight and obesity is the second biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK- more than 1 in 20 cancer cases are caused by excess weight. What is obesity? Obesity is a condition in which a person has an unhealthy amount and/or distribution of body fat. To measure obesity, researchers commonly use a scale…

Yoga has been considered as a great way to maintain fitness and to gain flexibility. It has been observed over the years that Yoga has been successful to treat and control many diseases. Keeping in mind these benefits, Yoga is now being celebrated every year. It is celebrated every year, ever since the United Nations…

Eating two or more weekly servings of yogurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel cancer—at least in men—finds research published online in the journal Gut. Previously published research has suggested that eating a lot of yoghurt might lower the risk of bowel cancer by changing…

Many people start their day with a cup of tea. But those who drink it piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study. The study looked at more than 50,000 people in Golestan, a province in northeastern Iran. Researchers found that tea drinkers who liked their beverage to be…

Each year, 1 million men in the U.S. undergo biopsies to determine whether they have prostate cancer. The biopsy procedure traditionally has been guided by ultrasound imaging, but this method cannot clearly display the location of tumors in the prostate gland. A multidisciplinary team of UCLA physicians has found that a new method, which includes …

Just about everybody knows what heartburn feels like. From indigestion to pregnancy, it’s a common symptom. But you might not know that persistent heartburn can sometimes be a sign of something more serious. How are esophageal cancer and acid reflux related? ACID REFLUX, also called heartburn, is the burning sensation you might feel in your…

Special UV photographs are capable of revealing existing skin damage caused by UV light exposure which is normally invisible to the naked eye Credit: BYU / Kevin John Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. If you could visibly see signs of skin cancer on your body, would you…

Vitamin D, if taken for at least three years, could help cancer patients live longer, say researchers. The findings suggest that the vitamin carries significant benefits other than just contributing to healthy bones. A paper on the work was presented yesterday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting. “Vitamin D had a significant effect on…

Indians consumed 2.4 litres of alcohol in 2005, which increased to 4.3 litres in 2010 and scaled up to 5.7 litres in 2016 The per capita alcohol consumption in India increased two folds between 2005 and 2016, according to the Global status report on alcohol and health 2018 released by the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Drinking alcohol increases the risk of mouth cancer, pharyngeal (upper throat) cancer, oesophageal (food pipe) cancer, laryngeal (voice box) cancer, breast cancer, bowel cancer and liver cancer. Some of these might be quite surprising but alcohol gets in to our blood stream and can cause damage all around the body. Cancers of the mouth, throat, voice…

PASSIVE SMOKING : Are u at risk ?? Inhalation of smoke that comes from someone else smoking. Passive smoking is associated with the same array of diseases as actual smoking, with an elevated risk of lung cancer and other diseases. How bad is passive smoking? Passive smoking can cause premature death in non-smokers. Passive smoking increases the…

An electronic cigarette is a battery-operated device that emits doses of vaporized nicotine, or non-nicotine solutions, for the user to inhale. It aims to provide a similar sensation to inhaling tobacco smoke, without the smoke. Also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, electronic nicotine delivery systems, vaporizer cigarettes, and vape pens, they are marketed as a way…

Gutka, a combination of arecanut, slaked lime, paraffin and katechu along with tobacco,is virtually poison. Promoted as a mouth freshener, this mixture is a combination of 4,000 chemicals of which at least 40 are carcinogenic compounds, say doctors. People get addicted to it as gutka is reported to have stimulant and relaxation effects. While most…

Best Oncologist in Delhi Regardless of whether a patient is a contender for medical procedure relies upon components, for example, the sort, estimate, area, evaluation and phase of the tumour. It is just as general wellbeing elements, for example, age, physical wellness and other restorative co morbidities. For some patients, medical procedure will be joined…

Use of tobacco is on the rise in India both in men and women. Tobacco can be used in smoke form and smokeless form. Smokeless tobacco is tobacco that is not burned. It is also known as chewing tobacco, oral tobacco, spit or spitting tobacco, dip, chew, and snuff. Most people chew or suck (dip)…

If you were asked to describe the relationship between “tobacco smoking” and “cancer,” you might immediately think of lung cancer. It’s true that smoking tobacco products (including cigarettes and cigars) causes almost nine of every 10 cases of lung cancer, but smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body, including in the— Bladder.Blood (acute…

Cancer is the uncontrolled development of strange cells anyplace in a body. These irregular cells are named malignant growth cells, malignant cells, or tumour cells. These cells can invade ordinary body tissues. Numerous tumours and the strange cells that create the malignant growth tissue are additionally distinguished by the name of the tissue that the…

What is tobacco? Tobacco is a plant grown for its leaves, which are dried and fermented before being put in tobacco products. Tobacco contains nicotine, an ingredient that can lead to addiction, which is why so many people who use tobacco find it difficult to quit. There are also many other potentially harmful chemicals found…

The world No Tobacco Day is celebrated on 31st May worldwide, highlighting the health risks associated with the use of tobacco and implementation of policies to reduce its consumption. World Health Organization (WHO) passed a resolution on May 15, 1987 declaring April 7, 1988 to be the first world no smoking day. On May 17, 1988,…

A recent study has unveiled that using Triclosan (a common ingredient in whitening toothpastes and hand-soaps) can cause inflammation within the colon, potentially leading to colon cancer. These findings are based on a phase-1 study – conducted on mice at the University of Amhurst, Massachussetts. What is Triclosan? Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent. It…

Aside from their ability to inject deep flavor into almost any meal, onions and garlic might also protect against cancer, according to a recent study. Garlic, onions, leeks, chives and shallots are classed as allium vegetables.They are grown throughout much of the world and form the bedrock of family meals far and wide.Earlier studies have shown that…

About Head & Neck Cancers The head and neck region is an anatomically diverse area of the body that is composed of soft tissue, bones, skin, and a variety of glands and organs. Head and neck cancer encompasses a wide range of tumors that can develop in several areas of the head and neck. Types…

Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying progression of the disease, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The SUNSHINE trial randomized 139 patients with previously untreated metastatic colorectal cancer. One group took pills containing 4,000 international units…

New research, appearing in the International Journal of Cancer,finds an association between drinking tea at very high temperatures and the risk of developing esophageal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019, there will be approximately 17,650 new cases of esophageal Cancer and over 16,000 people will die from it. Numerous factors may raise a person’s risk…

A recent study in mice showed that reheated cooking oil might trigger cell changes that can promote late-stage breast cancer growth. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tested “thermally abused frying oil,” which is cooking oil that has undergone reheating to high temperatures multiple times, in laboratory mice and found that it increased…

A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision 53

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed and are now testing a device they call “the epitome of precision medicine” that detects cancer in circulating blood. Nobody wants to have a biopsy,” says Dr. Daniel Hayes, Professor of Breast Cancer Research at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center in Ann Arbor. But, Dr….

The esophagus is a hollow muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Each time you swallow food or liquid, the esophagus transports it to the digestive system. What is Esophageal Cancer? Esophageal cancer can develop when cells lining this tube begin to grow and divide abnormally, forming a tumor. Tumors typically start in…

Multiple myeloma is often referred to simply as myeloma. It is a type of cancer that starts in the plasma cells of the bone marrow. These are protein-making cells which normally make all of the different kinds of proteins that comprise the antibodies of the immune system. In multiple myeloma, the plasma cells undergo what is referred…

Radiotherapy involves the use of radiation to damage or kill cancer cells. It is carried out in a radiotherapy department, which may be part of the hospital you attend, or it may be part of another hospital. Before you go for radiotherapy, a radiation oncologist will plan your treatment to create the maximum damage to…

It is estimated that over 30 to 50 % of the cancer cases and cancer deaths each year can be attributed to diet as well as other related lifestyle factors according to WHO and UICC reports. The food we eat can affect our risk of developing cancer, both directly and indirectly. Food preparation & habits…

Cancer is increasing in incidence all over the world and especially in developing countries like India, accounting for many deaths and human suffering. Considerable research is ongoing and the treatment options are also increasing with resultant benefit to patients. Due to huge escalation of cost and non availability of facilities,  many people are unable to…

Myth 1-Radiation Therapy (RT) is painful. Fact 1-Person undergoing radiation therapy does not feel pain/warmth/heat when it’s being actually given. It’s a painless treatment. One may experience skin irritation, redness, and throat/mouth ulcer as a consequence of RT (which might lead to pain). But there is no pain while RT is being delivered in treatment…

Myths about chemotherapy For the past half a century, chemotherapy has played a crucial role in the ongoing battle against cancer, providing doctors and oncologists with the means to fight cancer at the cellular level. But despite chemotherapy’s importance as a vital medical advancement, myths and misunderstandings abound. Indeed, most of us have very little…

Key facts Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese.39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2014, and 13% were obese.Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity…

Today is a special day !! Participate & Act ! Today 04TH FEBRUARY is a special day for many people in the world all over. It is very important for 18 million people of last year, 19 million more people this year and has been important to many millions of people so far. It will…

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