Bollywood actress and a cancer survivor Manisha Koirala has joined hands with Sahachari Foundation to raise funds for cancer survivor. She says support in any form helps the healing process. The initiative is called Design One and the foundation will donate specially designed mastectomy blouses to the woman's cancer initiative for Tata Memorial Hospital and Manisha is excited about supporting the …
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The word 'cancer' is enough to strike fear in the hearts of most people. The most challenging part of this disease is the long and arduous treatment, which can go on from months to years. This long period of struggling for survival has a huge impact on the emotional and psychological health of the patient. Although advanced diagnostics, better drugs and treatment options have successfully …
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Action Cancer Hospital, founded by Lala Mange Ram Aggarwal, is the first state-of-the-art cancer care hospital in the heart of West Delhi, and is one of the three freestanding hospitals in Delhi and NCR. Spread across 2.5 acres, this 100-bedded hospital was established in 2010. The full-fledged super-specialty hospital is equipped to handle all types of cancer cases. The infrastructure, …
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According to a study published in the US National Library of Medicine and The National Institute of Health the projected number of cancer cases in India is likely to rise to over one million cases by the year 2020. With the national load of cancer steadily rising, alternate forms of medicine have stepped in to make the journey of cancer diagnosis and treatment easier for patients. Systems like …
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Feeling breathless might be something you experience on a day-to-day basis. Whether it was when you ran to catch that bus or train, or when you decided to walk up the stairs instead of using the elevator. Whatever may be the reason for your shortness of breath the feeling can be quite debilitating, making you want to take a few minutes to ‘settle down’. But imagine if the feeling of …
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Ekta and Ajay had begun interacting with each other at a conference in Mumbai for cancer survivors in 2007. Thereafter the two, who had successfully fought off the dreaded disease in childhood, were engaged in a common battle of looking for a life partner. After an unsuccessful and long hunt for a suitable match, the two, in their mid-20s, got married to each other in 2010 under pressure from …
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Although required in small quantities like other vitamins, vitamin C is indispensable for proper functioning of the body. You all must have studied during your school days that deficiency of vitamin C is related to skin problems, which is true. But recent and ongoing studies on the role of vitamin C in maintaining good health gives us more reasons why we should include sources of Vitamin C in …
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Scientists are trying to use cancer ‘monorails’ which will  lure tumours to parts of the body that are safe to operate on.  A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology designed nanofibres thinner than a human hair which cancers ‘choose’ to travel down.  Studies on animals have shown that tumours can be shrunk big conning cancer cells into migrating down the fibres and are currently …
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There can be nothing more traumatic for a parent than to have their child diagnosed with a disease like cancer and Emraan Hashmi recently went through that when his son was detected with a malignant tumour in the kidneys.  Ayan underwent a surgery for the tumour in Mumbai and also underwent chemotherapy in Toronto. In a recent interview with Bombay Times, the actor described his experiences, …
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In a breakthrough, scientists have used a novel RNA technique to discover seven new tumour-suppressor genes for head and neck cancers whose role was previously unknown.  The technique developed by Rockefeller University's Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development can eliminate the random bystander genes and identify the ones that are critical for cancer, researchers said.  Applying …
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A new study has found that breast cancer survivors can reap benefits of weight training programs. Through that study, researchers at Florida State University and other institutions found that if you put female breast cancer survivors on a weight training program and fed them prunes, they could at least maintain their current levels of muscle mass and bone density. Co-author of the study, Lynn …
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A team of researchers is set to conduct a study to determine if several potentially toxic compounds that exist in polluted air are capable of entering the brain from the bloodstream and causing brain cancer. The research by scientists at the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai will be done in laboratory mice and will focus on three – naphthalene, …
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Are you on dietary supplements to build a robust body? Get alarmed as a breast cancer drug is reportedly being sold in bodybuilding dietary supplements. Researchers warn that breast cancer drug tamoxifen - mixed in dietary supplements and used by bodybuilders to prevent and treat gynaecomastia (breast swelling) caused by anabolic steroid use - is being sold as a bodybuilding dietary …
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A gene, known simply as Brg1, is a key regulator of leukaemia stem cells that cause the disease according to researchers at the Institute of Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of University de Montreal, Canada. ‘When we removed the Brg1 gene, the leukaemia stem cells were unable to divide, survive and make new tumours. In other words, the cancer was permanently shut down,’ claimed Julie …
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