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On the eve of World cancer day on 4th feb 2007 – special health focus from Medindia
A groundbreaking venture has been initiated by a group of researchers, whereby therapeutic proteins, essential in cancer-treatment, are mass-produced in the egg white of a certain breed of hen.
Physical activity like walking can reduce the risk of developing a number of cancers including that of the colon, breasts, lung, prostate and endometrium.
Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare but aggressive form of cancer that affects the outer cortex layer of the adrenals situated atop the kidneys.
With the repercussions of tobacco smoke looming large, and the promise of a healthy future sans tobacco, it is no surprise that there are teeming numbers who wish to quit the potentially lethal vice.
Lisa Ray uses her celebrity status to blog about her cancer to raise public awareness on Multiple Myeloma.
Breast cancer does not discriminate between rich and poor, if not diagnosed early it can kill anyone.
British scientists claim to have developed a drug with the potential to ‘vaccinate’ those with a family history of breast cancer.
A recent study indicates that zoledronic acid does not improve disease-free survival in breast cancer patients and should not be routinely prescribed for this purpose.
Cancer is curable if diagnosed early. Read Dr. Arvind Krishnamurthy's interview on the subject of oncology.
There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Give your child a smoke-free childhood is the message of the world cancer day this year.
British scientists have created a “super broccoli” that aids in fighting cancer. This super veggie is available in select departmental stores in the UK.
A review of literature was carried out to evaluate the effect of retinoids in preventing skin cancer in transplant patients.
Patients with a high hCG level 6 months post-hydatidiform mole evacuation are advised chemotherapy. However, close surveillance may be more than sufficient in a number of these patients.
Colonoscopy is a widely used endoscopic procedure to screen individuals for colorectal cancer. It is very sensitive in detecting colorectal cancers.
Double-contrast barium enema is a radiological technique that can be used to screen individuals for colorectal cancer and is performed when colonoscopy is not possible.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is an endoscopic procedure used to screen individuals for colorectal cancer suspected to be in sigmoid colon.
Medindia Special report underlines the importance of early breast cancer detection and the influence of celebrities over the same.
Some anticancer drugs like lapatinib are better absorbed in the presence of food in the digestive tract.
News ways to treat prostate cancer has arrived. Read on to find out how you can manage prostate cancer in a much less invasive way.
Clinical trial recommends that early physio can reduce deblitating complication such as lymphedema of the arm after radiotherapy or surgery lymphedema.
Everolimus in combination with exemestane has been found to be effective in patients with hormone-responsive advanced breast cancer not responding to regular hormonal treatments.
What is the treatment of choice for all breast cancer patients? Chemotherapy? Wrong.
Gallbladder cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) transformation of cells occur in the wall of the gallbladder. Women are at affected more than men.
The stomach is part of the digestive system. It is located in the upper abdomen, under the ribs on the left side. The upper part of the stomach connects to the esophagus, and the lower part leads into the small intestine.
Study of gene expression, using a technique called microarray analysis has let researchers to begin the process of identifying genes, which predispose to poorer prostate cancer outcomes.
Democrat Senator Edward Kennedy has been diagnosed with Glioma, a kind of brain tumor. Tests carried out on the 76 -year old politician revealed a tumor on his left parietal lobe.
Following a healthy lifestyle and controlling obesity can help to prevent breast cancer in obese menopausal women.
It would be a shame if the negative focus on Gardasil, hampered the efforts to reach this HPV vaccine to millions of women who would otherwise succumb to cervical cancer.
A recent study indicates that the risk for developing cancer of the esophagus in patients with Barrett’s esophagus may be lower than previously reported, especially in the absence of dysplasia.
No pictoral warnings on tobacco products? What is the government waiting for?
Cancer screening is a complex decision and early detection of cancer will help in effective treatment of cancer, but it can create problems for others leading to unnecessary testing and treatment.
Researchers at the San Diego School of Medicine have emphasized the importance of kidney-sparing surgery to reduce the risk of later-life osteoporosis.
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Leukemia
Endometriosis is associated with three specific invasive ovarian cancers - low-grade serous, endometrioid, and clear-cell ovarian cancer, according to a recent study.
The procedure by which tissue samples are obtained from the lung is known as lung biopsy. The biopsy tissues obtained from the lungs are examined by a pathologist.
Most cases of male breast cancer are diagnosed between the ages of 60 and 70 years. Treatment of male breast cancer often involves surgery.
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is a cancer that develops in melanocytes, cells which produce a skin pigment called melanin.
Men too, are susceptible to breast cancer, just like women. A self-examination, which helps detect breast cancer at an early stage, is now recommended for men.
Recent judgement of the high court in Tamil Nadu has come as a great boon to thousands of cancer patients in India, but challenges remain.
Medindia interviewed Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan, a Palliative Care expert on caring and supporting the patient and the family to improve their quality of life while tackling life-limiting illnesses.
The pancreas is a glandular organ that lies in the abdominal cavity. It contains exocrine and endocrine glands. Pancreatic cancer is cancer of the pancreas.
In a recent breakthrough invention, a portable scanner has been created to detect the presence of breast tumors in the blink of an eye
Patients with an early stage of prostate cancer are managed by observation of changing symptoms and disease progression.
Recent animal studies suggest that pigment responsible for red hair in fair-skinned people might play a role in triggering skin cancer.
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) can occur sporadically or in a hereditary fashion. In Europe, the incidence has gone down mainly because of the reduction in the number of people who smoke.
Most salivary gland tumors are benign and occur in parotid gland. The most common sign of a salivary gland tumor is a painless mass.
Colorectal cancer means cancer of the large intestine with symptoms of constipation and stools mixed with blood. The improved Septin 9 methylated DNA blood test is 90% sensitive and 88.7% specific.
Latest information on skin cancer, skin cancer types, risk factors and causes. Aspects related to skin cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention are discussed in detail.
A study in the UK calculated the lifetime cost of smoking about 15 cigarettes a day and the amount calculated comes to a staggering 91,832.43 pounds or approx .
Cancer may be a hard disease to go through for those who suffer from it. Only those who survive it realize the valve of the above saying which emphasizes the importance of hope.
Squamous cell cancer is the second most common type of skin cancer. White-skinned individuals exposed to excessive ultraviolet rays of the sun are commonly affected.
This year the focus is on ‘100% smoke –free environment’ with special emphasis on the effects of second-hand exposure to tobacco.
Surgical removal of the prostate is associated with a reduction in the rate of death from prostate cancer according to a new study
Oral and pharyngeal cancers are by far the leading cancers in the world today. The problem is that these are not discovered until too late
Benzene is of exceptional importance commercially on account of the many valuable compounds derivable from it. But recently it was in the news for all the wrong reasons.
The publication of death rates of patients, specific for every surgeon in Scotland has led to mixed reactions from members of the medical community.
Tobacco is perhaps the most common addiction all over the world, and a leading carcinogen producer.
Trastuzumab, when used in neoadjuvant chemotherapy along with other medications in HER-2 positive breast cancer, appears to be more effective and causes less adverse effects as compared to lapatinib.
A new research conducted on cancer treatments demonstrates that your ‘genes’ may play a major role in determining your cancer treatment, its severity and more. Read on to find out more.
Breast cancer treatment is often associated with problems in sexual functioning and alteration of body image. These aspects should be taken into account while treating a woman with breast cancer.
Visual Inspection With Acetic acid (VIA) is a cheap and effective method detect cervical cancer in rural women.
Disclaimer - This is not piece of fiction but true story of two living warrior and who fought through breast cancer due to their “never-say-die” attitude.
Dietary fiber, especially from whole grains and cereals, is associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer.
World Blood Donor Day celebrated worldwide on June 14, 2008 underlines the importance of voluntary blood donation amid the increasing demand for blood to support medical and surgical procedures.
'World Blood Donor Day' is celebrated on 14th June universally and provides a perfect opportunity to thank all the voluntary blood donors of the world.
World Blood Donor Day 2009 aims at “100% voluntary, non-remunerated donation of blood and blood components.”
The theme this year’s is “New Blood for the World” and it aims to motivate young people to become blood donors.
World Cancer Day falls on 4th February, 2008. This day is dedicated to the cause of cancer worldwide. This year carries the theme of ‘Enabling a Smoke Free Childhood to Children’.
To catch them young and watch them grow to be healthy adults, is the pervading sentiment of World Cancer Day reflected in its theme for 2009 - "Today's children, tomorrow's world".
World Cancer Day is celebrated each year on the 4th of February. The theme this year is "Cancer - Did you know?"
The 4th of February each year is dedicated as World Cancer Day. The theme for 2010 is "Cancer can be prevented too"
The motto for World Cancer Day on Feb 4 2011 is "Teaching Children and Teenagers to limit their sun exposure by being SunSmart!"
The theme this year for the World Lung Cancer day is ‘Stop smoking-Prevent Lung Cancer'.
World No Tobacco Day this year stresses the need for graphic tobacco health warnings to motivate users to give up tobacco addition, especially smoking.
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