Scientists have come up with a non-invasive and more effective way to detect oral cancer, says a study. The imaging technique, which is detailed in the Journal of Biomedical Optics, has been developed by Kristen Maitland,
Regular smokers and those prone to popping little packs of gutka into their mouths need to watch out for a warning signal – stiffening jaw muscles. Oral sub mucous fibrosis is the pre-cancerous stage and 10% of these can
A new study warns that if you smoke a cigarette right after waking up in the morning, you may be at an increased risk of developing lung or oral cancer.
‘We found that smokers who consume cigarettes immediately after waking
With almost ten percent of Indian population smoking beedis, cancer surgeons are amazed how it has not been included in Chitambaram’s tax net. Another grudge that oncologist have is that the increase in tax levied on cigarettes
Have you noticed a sore in your mouth that won't go away? Is there a lump, or pain or numbness anywhere in your mouth or on your lips? If yes, do not neglect these. They could be signs of early oral cancer.
Most oral cancers
With rising incidence of oral cancer and only around 3,000 maxillofacial surgeons in India, there is need for more such medical specialists both in urban and rural areas, experts said on Wednesday.
‘There are around 3,000
Excerpt from Dr Umanath Nayak’s book 'Enduring Cancer – Stories of Hope'. Dr Nayak is a Head and Neck Cancer surgeon, Apollo Cancer Hospitals, Hyderabad
Over a third of all cancers are related to the use of tobacco.
Odisha will impose a ban on the manufacture, sale and use of gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) products in the state, a minister said on Tuesday. State Health Minister Damodar Rout said the government is likely to issue a
Drinking four cups of coffee daily slashes deadly mouth cancer risk by 50 percent because of its protective effects, regardless of people drinking or smoking, according to a British media report. Researchers from the American
The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to the government on a plea for ban on manufacture, distribution, sale, export, import and consumption of chewing tobacco, gutka and pan masala in all their forms. The apex court bench
Union agriculture minister and NCP honcho Sharad Pawar is doing well after undergoing a surgical procedure at Breach Candy Hospital. Reports suggest that Pawar was discharged on Tuesday morning. It’s still unknown why the
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting for a country-wide ban on gutka. Chandy has requested the prime minister to ‘ban gutkha products containing tobacco and nicotine in all
Till date, 16 states and three Union Territories (UTs) have implemented the ban on gutka and pan masala with tobacco/nicotine under the Food Safety and Standards Act. Now the directors of 12 regional cancer centres in India
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is among the few politicians who have fought cancer and recovered and he says it is important to remain mentally strong to fight the deadly disease. Recounting the horrors of mouth cancer