Cancer

Cancer is a group of over one hundred diseases characterized by abnormal, uncontrolled cell growth. In a healthy body – cells grow, die and are replaced in a very controlled way. Damage or change in the genetic material of cells by environmental or internal factors result in cells that don’t die and continue to multiply until a massive cancer or a tumour develops. Most cancer related deaths are due to metastasis, malignant cells that penetrate into the circulatory system and establish colonies in other parts of the body. Great advancements have been made but cancer is still leading cause of death for people under 85.

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Indian government needs to control tobacco menace: Siddhartha Mukherjee
- Editorial Team
April 24, 2014 at 04:26pm
Tobacco is one of the primary causes of cancer in India, particularly oral and lung cancer, and the Indian government needs to formulate 'active' …

Detecting breast cancer early can add years to your life!
- Pavitra Sampath
April 14, 2014 at 11:12am
Here is expert advice on why it is essential for women to get regualr health ceheck ups and detect breast cancer early.

Would you get circumcised to prevent prostate cancer?
- Editorial Team
April 10, 2014 at 03:38pm
In addition to having strong cultural and religious significance, circumcision has been shown to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections.

6 breast cancer symptoms you should never ignore
- Pavitra Sampath
April 08, 2014 at 03:42pm
Every woman needs to learn to recognise the symptoms of breast cancer.

Know your medical terms: Remission
- Shraddha Rupavate
April 03, 2014 at 11:22am
Do you know what 'remission' means? Here's a simple explanation

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Why sexual problems need to be treated in lung cancer patients
- Editorial Team
March 28, 2014 at 05:46pm
Raising an issue that has been ignored for long in the case of lung cancer patients, experts have urged physicians to pay more attention on how such …

What does a cancer survivor think of the anti-tobacco messages in films?
- Vasu Vangala
March 13, 2014 at 12:03pm
The anti-tobacco messages in films have drawn a strong response from several filmmakers. Woody Allen refused to release the Academy Award-winning …

Daily yoga reduces stress in breast cancer patients: Study
- Editorial Team
March 04, 2014 at 06:57pm
For breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, yoga exercises can help regulate stress hormones and improve the overall quality of life. …

Low sex drive after breast cancer – expert tips to deal with this condition
- Rachel Hercman
March 04, 2014 at 06:57pm
You have survived breast cancer. Here are tips to get your sex life back on track.

Top 9 health benefits of amla or Indian gooseberry
- Pavitra Sampath
March 04, 2014 at 02:18pm
Find out how the humble amla or gooseberry can keep you healthy!

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