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.
- Editorial Team
December 02, 2013 at 01:04pm
Aspirin is generally known to be useful in preventing heart attacks and strokes, but now researchers believe the humble aspirin could also hold the
- Editorial Team
December 02, 2013 at 10:52am
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November 27, 2013 at 06:20pm
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- Dr Sumeet Shah
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- Editorial Team
October 28, 2013 at 11:00am
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- Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi
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