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Colon cancer mostly occurs in those older than 50 years of age.(iStock)

Spread awareness about colorectal cancer

By By Dr. Venkata Pradeep Babu Koyyala
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2020 12:32 PM IST
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the world. About 18 lakh cases were diagnosed and nearly 8.5 lakh deaths occurred due to colon cancer in 2018, according to global cancer database GLOBOCAN.
Having sex with 10 or more people ups cancer risk.(Unsplash)
Having sex with 10 or more people ups cancer risk.(Unsplash)

Having sex with 10 or more people ups cancer risk

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 06:15 PM IST
Having sex with 10 or more partners over a lifetime linked to a heightened risk of being diagnosed with cancer, according to a study.
Awareness is low not only among people, but doctors as well, feel cancer specialists.(HT File Photo (Representative Image))
Awareness is low not only among people, but doctors as well, feel cancer specialists.(HT File Photo (Representative Image))

80% childhood cancers are curable, say experts

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 11:00 PM IST
Even though advancement in cancer cure in the past few decades has made it possible to treat nearly 80% of all childhood cancers globally, the percentage is lower in India mainly because there is still lack of sufficient awareness.
Link between PTSD and ovarian cancer remained for the most aggressive forms of ovarian cancer.(Unsplash)
Link between PTSD and ovarian cancer remained for the most aggressive forms of ovarian cancer.(Unsplash)

PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 06:44 PM IST
Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life have a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to women who never had any PTSDs.
Rishi Kapoor said that he is likely to be back in India early September.
Rishi Kapoor said that he is likely to be back in India early September.

Neetu Singh on Rishi Kapoor’s cancer diagnosis: ‘I was devastated, my kids were devastated. But then, I think I became his mother’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 12:44 PM IST
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh talk about how they dealt with the diagnosis and treatment of Rishi’s cancer in an interview.
Sonali Bendre announced her cancer diagnosis to the world on July 4, 2018.
Sonali Bendre announced her cancer diagnosis to the world on July 4, 2018.

Sonali Bendre shares emotional post on one-year anniversary of cancer diagnosis. See pic, read note of gratitude

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 08:51 PM IST
Actor Sonali Bendre has shared an emotional Instagram post on the one-year anniversary of her cancer diagnosis.
Of all types of cancers, colorectal cancer had the highest link to poor diet.(Unsplash)
Of all types of cancers, colorectal cancer had the highest link to poor diet.(Unsplash)

Poor diet linked to cancer, says study

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 05:44 PM IST
More than 80,000 cancer cases in some parts of the world were linked to poor diet, or around 5%, according to a study published in the journal JNCI Cancer Spectrum.
Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre during the 5th International Conference CAHOCON 2019 organised by Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisation (CAHO), in Mumbai.(PTI)
Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre during the 5th International Conference CAHOCON 2019 organised by Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisation (CAHO), in Mumbai.(PTI)

Sonali Bendre found out other family members also had cancer after her own diagnosis

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 08:21 PM IST
Actor Sonali Bendre has said that early detection can be the key to surviving cancer.
The study suggests that patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy should be monitored for post-surgical depression.(Shutterstock)
The study suggests that patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy should be monitored for post-surgical depression.(Shutterstock)

Hormonal treatment may trigger depression in men with prostate cancer

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 10:43 AM IST
Increasingly doctors are becoming aware that for many men, a cancer diagnosis and treatment leads to depression, with suicide rates seen rising disproportionately for those with urological cancers.
Sonali Bendre in the advertisement.
Sonali Bendre in the advertisement.

Sonali Bendre stars in her first commercial since cancer diagnosis. Watch it here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 02:53 PM IST
Sonali Bendre has shared a video of her first commercial since getting diagnosed with cancer in July last year.
In terms of practical applications, the technique would allow us to non-invasively track a 0.1-millimetre-sized fluorescently-labelled tumour, which is a cluster of about a few hundred cells(Shutterstock)
In terms of practical applications, the technique would allow us to non-invasively track a 0.1-millimetre-sized fluorescently-labelled tumour, which is a cluster of about a few hundred cells(Shutterstock)

New optical imaging system to help find tiny tumours

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Boston
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 12:04 PM IST
Existing methods for imaging tumours all have limitations that prevent them from being useful for early cancer diagnosis, according to the study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
The microfluidic device works by separating the various cell types found in blood by their size. (Shutterstock)
The microfluidic device works by separating the various cell types found in blood by their size. (Shutterstock)

New microfluidics device can detect cancer cells in blood

Washington DC | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2019 02:16 PM IST
Researchers have developed a device that can isolate individual cancer cells from patient blood samples. The device may one day enable rapid, cheap liquid biopsies to help detect cancer and develop targeted treatment plans.
Medical financial hardship can encompass three domains: material, psychological and behavioural.(Unsplash)
Medical financial hardship can encompass three domains: material, psychological and behavioural.(Unsplash)

Cancer survivors face hardships related to medical bills

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 10:46 AM IST
Medical financial hardship can encompass three domains: material, psychological and behavioural.
Ruth Strauss has died, her family announced in a statement on Saturday.(Twitter)
Ruth Strauss has died, her family announced in a statement on Saturday.(Twitter)

Ruth Strauss, wife of former England cricket chief Andrew Strauss, dies

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 08:21 PM IST
The statement said Ruth Strauss had died aged 46 of the rare form of lung cancer she suffered from in her home country of Australia.
Nafisa Ali’s granddaughter and grandson cut her hair.(Instagram)
Nafisa Ali’s granddaughter and grandson cut her hair.(Instagram)

Nafisa Ali shares video of her grandkids cutting her hair as she undergoes chemotherapy

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 01:53 PM IST
Veteran actor Nafisa Ali has shared a video of her grandkids cutting her hair as she begins chemotherapy for her stage 3 peritoneal cancer.
For the most common cancers, individuals with diabetes face a 20% greater risk of developing colorectal cancer and a five percent higher risk of breast cancer compared with their diabetes-free counterparts.(Shutterstock)
For the most common cancers, individuals with diabetes face a 20% greater risk of developing colorectal cancer and a five percent higher risk of breast cancer compared with their diabetes-free counterparts.(Shutterstock)

Diabetes can increase risk of cancer, reduce chances of survival

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 03:21 PM IST
Diabetics may be at greater risk of developing cancer and may also have poorer survival after a diagnosis, says a new study.
The machine – Cyclone-30 — is housed at the Kolkata-based Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and will start regular production by mid-next year after supporting nuclear systems are commissioned and regulatory clearances are obtained.(Shutterstock)
The machine – Cyclone-30 — is housed at the Kolkata-based Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and will start regular production by mid-next year after supporting nuclear systems are commissioned and regulatory clearances are obtained.(Shutterstock)

Cyclone-30 becomes operational; cancer diagnosis to improve

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 11:18 AM IST
A new study in the Lancet Global Health released last week found that 8.3% of the total number of deaths in India in 2016 was because of cancer
The US National Cancer Institute has give the “Outstanding Investigator Award” to Professor Arul Chinnaiyan, from the University of Michigan.(Twitter Photo/UmRogelCancer)
The US National Cancer Institute has give the “Outstanding Investigator Award” to Professor Arul Chinnaiyan, from the University of Michigan.(Twitter Photo/UmRogelCancer)

Indian-American researcher awarded $6.5 million to identify cancer biomarkers

Washington | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 12:29 PM IST
The US National Cancer Institute has give the “Outstanding Investigator Award” to Professor Arul Chinnaiyan, from the University of Michigan, and $6.5 million in funding over seven years, to identify cancer biomarkers
A team of researchers developed a new statistical method named ALFRED and identified 13 candidate cancer predisposition genes, of which 10 are new from tumour sequencing data.(Shutterstock)
A team of researchers developed a new statistical method named ALFRED and identified 13 candidate cancer predisposition genes, of which 10 are new from tumour sequencing data.(Shutterstock)

Breast cancer, 10 new cancer risk genes identified. To help early diagnosis

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2018 01:47 PM IST
There are many genetic causes of cancer. While some mutations are inherited from parents, others are acquired all throughout life due to external factors or due to mistakes in copying DNA.
Sonali Bendre has been diagnosed with ‘high grade cancer’.(Instagram)
Sonali Bendre has been diagnosed with ‘high grade cancer’.(Instagram)

Akshay Kumar met Sonali Bendre after her cancer diagnosis, wishes her best health

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 04:55 PM IST
Sonali Bendre’s fans and colleagues have been sharing supportive messages for her on Instagram and Twitter after she revealed her cancer diagnosis to the world.
In up to 60% of cases, the diagnosis is late because the growth has not been recognised, or has been mistaken as harmless.(Shutterstock)
In up to 60% of cases, the diagnosis is late because the growth has not been recognised, or has been mistaken as harmless.(Shutterstock)

New way to diagnose head, neck cancer in early stages discovered

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Bhandari, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 12:40 PM IST
This new way of drawing distinction between malignant and benign cells could enable an early confirmation of cancer diagnoses, by testing cell samples of suspect oral lesions.
Diabetes could be an early indicator of pancreatic cancer. Here’s how to know.(Shutterstock)
Diabetes could be an early indicator of pancreatic cancer. Here’s how to know.(Shutterstock)

Suffering from diabetes? It could be an early indicator of pancreatic cancer

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Diabetes has been consistently associated with pancreatic cancer in previous studies, with a twofold higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer among diabetes patients.
Weight loss may be linked with 10 types of cancer.(Shutterstock)
Weight loss may be linked with 10 types of cancer.(Shutterstock)

Are you losing weight suddenly? Here’s why you should be worried

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 01:49 PM IST
A new study shows that unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for colorectal, lung, pancreatic and renal cancers.
Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, with hepatitis B and C infections being the main causes.(Shutterstock)
Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, with hepatitis B and C infections being the main causes.(Shutterstock)

Liver cancer survival rates are worse when alcohol is involved

Indo Asian News Service, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 03:31 PM IST
The findings suggest that patients with alcohol-related liver cancer have a reduced overall survival time mainly due to worse liver function and tumour characteristics at diagnosis.
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