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Mammograms should start at 40 to address rising breast cancer rates

Women aged 40 to 74 should get screened every other year for breast cancer.

Regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer should start younger, at age 40.(StockPic/HT_PRINT)
Published on May 06, 2024 03:56 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Breast cancer to claim one million lives a year by 2040: Lancet commission

Around 7.8 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in five years till the end of 2020 and about 685,000 women died from the disease the same year.

The Lancet report pointed to
Published on Apr 16, 2024 01:34 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Researchers find ways to reduce side effects of breast, ovarian cancer treatment

A new research has found ways to reduce the side effects of breast and ovarian cancer treatment. The research was published in the journal Nature.

The mechanism of action of PARP inhibitors, which are specifically used for treating breast and ovarian cancer in individuals with the BRCA gene mutation, has been determined by a team from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) in cooperation with Basel-based FoRx Therapeutics. (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 21, 2024 02:24 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Switzerland

What is malignant phyllodes tumour that Rinky Chakma suffered from?

Miss India Tripura Rinky Chakma has died at the age of 28 due to Phyllodes tumour. An aggressive form of breast cancer, it is common in young women.

What is malignant phyllodes tumour? Rinky Chakma, the former Miss India Tripura 2017 has died at the age of 28 after battling an aggressive form of breast cancer.(Instagram/Rinkychakma_official)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 03:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Risk-reducing mastectomy may reduce the risk of breast cancer, finds new study

RRM reduced breast cancer risk by 80 per cent, and the probability of dying of breast cancer 15 years after risk-reducing mastectomy was less than one per cent

Studies have shown that an RRM reduces the risk of breast cancer by 90 per cent, and in Canada, 30 per cent of women with a pathogenic variant opt for this surgery. (StockPic/HT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 04:21 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Breast self-examination: How to check for early signs of breast cancer

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to perform breast self-exams at home to check for early signs of breast cancer

Breast self-examination: How to check for early signs of breast cancer (Photo by StockPic/HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 23, 2024 02:18 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Blind women use touch to fight breast cancer

Blind women are using their highly developed sense of touch to catch breast cancer in early stages. A recent study has even shown them outperforming mammograms.

People with impaired vision are taking part in a special training to learn how to detect breast cancer. (Midhat Fatimah/DW)
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 11:16 AM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Mastectomy not required for patients with multiple tumors in one breast: Study

If the tumors can be removed while leaving enough breast tissue, Mastectomy can be avoided in such cases.

Mastectomy not required for patients with multiple tumors in one breast: Study(istock)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 10:10 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington

Older patients with breast cancer may not be suitable for radiotherapy: Research

Recent studies show that radiotherapy does not improve survival rates for older patients with early breast cancer.

Older patients with breast cancer may not be suitable for radiotherapy: Research(StockPic)
Published on Feb 16, 2023 06:32 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Washington

Breast MRI is effective in detecting cancer: Research

According to a study published in Radiology, a journal of the Radiological Society of North America, breast MRI was more effective at finding breast cancer in women with dense breasts than other standard supplemental screening techniques (RSNA).

A Centre-sponsored study on identifying screening barriers for assessment of breast cancer has advocated roping in ASHA and anganwadi workers in Punjab as a change maker by sensitising women about the simple technique of self-examination to save lives. (Shutterstock/ Representational image)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 08:03 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Washington

Women are more likely to develop cancer in both breast: Research

According to a study led by the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, women who have breast cancer in one breast may be more likely to get cancer in the other breast if they had particular genetic abnormalities that make them more likely to get breast cancer.

Women are more likely to develop cancer in both breast: Research(istockphoto)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 11:42 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, New York

Research reveals whether turmeric helps in breast cancer treatment

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center conducted a study to investigate the usage of the South Asian spice Turmeric to reduce joint pain and discomfort during breast cancer treatments.

Research reveals whether turmeric helps in breast cancer treatment
Published on Dec 28, 2022 02:12 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Sacramento, California

Expert on how to manage breast cancer, prevention tips to keep it away

Women should not ignore these symptoms of breast cancer at any cost and seek prompt medical attention to manage cancer. Read on to know from an expert on breast cancer treatment, how to manage breast cancer and prevention tips to keep it away

Expert on how to manage breast cancer, prevention tips to keep it away (StockPic/HT_PRINT)
Updated on Dec 23, 2022 08:18 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Breast lumps: Here's all you need to know about its signs, causes, treatment

One of the very preliminary ways of detecting breast cancer is to find breast lump and if detected early, breast cancer can be cured, and fatalities can be considerably prevented. Not just in women, breast lumps can occur in men too. Here are its signs, causes and treatment

Breast lumps: Here's all you need to know about its signs, causes, treatment (Klaus Nielsen)
Updated on Nov 02, 2022 02:09 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Is breast cancer hereditary in men, women? Are your children, siblings at risk?

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022: If you have breast cancer, will your children also have it? What is the risk for family members? What is genetic testing? How will it help? Here's all you need to know

Is breast cancer hereditary in men, women? Are your children, siblings at risk? ( Leeloo Thefirst)
Updated on Oct 29, 2022 11:54 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Early symptoms of breast cancer and when to get tested to stay safe

One woman every four minutes is diagnosed with breast cancer in India and one woman dies of breast cancer every thirteen minutes in India. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022, here are the early symptoms of breast cancer, when to get tested and all you need to know to stay safe!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022: Early symptoms of breast cancer and when to get tested to stay safe(Elina Fairytale)
Updated on Oct 15, 2022 05:51 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022: How can women with breast cancer conceive?

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022: A large number of women with breast cancer want to have a child after completing their treatment but chemotherapy can impact one’s fertility. Don't panic. Here's how women can fulfill their dream of motherhood and get pregnant

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022: How can women with breast cancer conceive?(Nadezhda Moryak)
Published on Oct 14, 2022 08:33 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Is it possible for you to not have breast cancer even if it runs in your family?

Although it is commonly believed that breast cancer mainly affects women, men can also get this disease rarely but is it possible that you wouldn't get diagnosed with breast cancer even if it runs in your family? Doctors answer

Is it possible that you wouldn't get diagnosed with breast cancer even if it runs in your family?(Klaus Nielsen)
Updated on Oct 12, 2022 06:43 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Association between inflammation, cognitive problems in breast cancer survivors

Higher levels of an inflammatory marker known as C-reactive protein (CRP) were related to older breast cancer survivors reporting cognitive problems in the new study.

Association between inflammation, cognitive problems in breast cancer survivors(Shutterstock)
Published on Oct 03, 2022 11:52 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington

Early signs of breast cancer can be detected by a new technique: Study

Researchers develop a two-pronged method for assessing breast density in mice, which boosted the ability to spot changes in breast tissue, such as early signs of cancer.

Early signs of breast cancer can be detected by a new technique: Study(istockphoto)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 08:49 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Washington [us]

Asymptomatic breast cancer: Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

From symptoms to diagnosis to treatment options, here's all you need to know about asymptomatic breast cancer.

Asymptomatic breast cancer: Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 09:51 AM IST
ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Cancers in adults under 50 on rise globally, study finds

The incidence of cancers diagnosed before the age of 50 has dramatically increased around the world, with this rise beginning around 1990, according to a study.

These early onset cancers include cancers of the breast, colon, esophagus, kidney, liver, and pancreas among others, the researchers said. (Representative Image/Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 07, 2022 07:50 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Washington

Cancer-related fatigue long-term effect of breast cancer chemotherapy: Study

The study findings indicate that Cancer-related fatigue (CRF), even years after chemotherapy exposure, may distinctly impact balance regardless of a patient's chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) status.

Cancer-related fatigue a long-term side effect of breast cancer chemotherapy: Study 
Updated on Aug 21, 2022 01:19 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Pennsylvania [united States]

Can some early stage breast cancer patients safely skip chemotherapy?

The standard treatment for early stage breast cancer is a good surgery which is then followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy but can some early stage breast cancer patients safely skip chemotherapy? Here's what doctors have to say

Can some early stage breast cancer patients safely skip chemotherapy? (Thirdman)
Updated on Jun 14, 2022 01:03 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Chhavi Mittal shares pic of her breast cancer surgery scar, says ‘some flinched’

Chhavi Mittal posted new pictures, including one of her breast cancer surgery scar. The actor shared that a few people ‘flinched at the sight of it'. 

Chhavi Mittal posted new pictures, including one of her breast cancer surgery scar.
Published on Jun 13, 2022 05:03 PM IST

Chhavi Mittal pens appreciation post for husband post breast cancer surgery

Chhavi Mittal penned an appreciation post for her husband. The actor also gave an update about her health. Here's what she has said.

Chhavi Mittal penned an appreciation post for her husband.
Updated on May 06, 2022 07:16 PM IST

Breast cancer during pregnancy can be aggressive; watch out for these symptoms

Pregnancy-related breast tumours tend to be larger and of a higher stage than those in non-pregnant women. An expert talks about symptoms.

According to studies, most women with pregnancy-associated breast cancer report a painless mass in the breast or thickening of the skin of the breast.(Pixabay)
Published on Apr 23, 2022 01:59 PM IST

Are all breast lumps dangerous or lead to cancer? Here's what doctor has to say

A breast lump is no doubt a serious health condition and could be the initial symptom of breast cancer but are all breast lumps dangerous? Read on to get an insight from the doctor

Are all breast lumps dangerous or lead to cancer? Here's what doctor has to say (Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 26, 2022 07:35 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Top lifestyle mistakes that could increase your risk of breast cancer

From eating junk, not exercising to drinking and smoking, here are some harmful habits that may increase your risk of breast cancer.

Breast cancer is a cancer that develops when cells proliferate out of control and spreads to other parts of the body(Pixabay)
Published on Mar 15, 2022 04:11 PM IST

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 5-step self-examination guide you must follow

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: One of the most common cancers in women, breast cancer can be treated successfully if detected at an early stage.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month(Pixabay)
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 07:25 PM IST
ByParmita Uniyal
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