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This section consists health articles on cancer – covering all common and uncommon disorders caused by cancer in the body. Click here to view top oncologists in India.

How can I quit smoking?

Smoking

Nicotine is the primary addictive substance in cigarettes. It causes harm to many parts of the body, including the Brain, Lungs, Heart, and Kidney. Smoking is one of the leading causes of Cancer, as well as many other diseases. Smoking leads to: Heart Diseases Strokes Bronchitis Emphysema Cataract Bone Diseases …

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Understanding Sarcomas

Understanding Sarcomas

Sarcomas are one of the rarest forms of cancers that take origin in muscles, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues. They are known to affect almost any part of the body, on the inside or the outside. Depending on the organ they affect, most of …

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10 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer

10 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). All sexually active women are at risk of developing this cancer. Like other cancers, the chances of remission are greater when signs of cervical cancer is detected and treated at an …

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5 Ovarian Cancer Fact Every Woman should know?

Ovarian Cancer Fact

Ovarian Cancer Fact 1: Every Women is at Risk Almost every woman is susceptible to developing ovarian cancer, being overweight just increases the risk. It is good to be aware of the symptoms, factors that can cause increased risk of developing and family history. So the first Ovarian Cancer Fact …

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Does Eating Grilled Food Cause Cancer?

Does Eating Grilled Food Cause Cancer?

Grilling is one of the most popular forms of cooking that involves dry heat applied to the surface of food, commonly from above or below. It is preferred means of cooking for most restaurants given that it helps in cooking the meat quickly and it adds a smoky flavor to food. It is …

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Understanding Oral Cancer

Understanding Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of cells that happens in the oral cavity which includes lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat). This may appear as sore in the mouth that does not go away.   Risk Factors of …

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Fast Food & Cancer – Is there a relation?

Fast Food & Cancer - Is there a relation?

There has been a lot of discussion around the ill effects of eating fast food. It has been generally linked to a lot of health conditions like obesity, hypertension, hyper-cholesterolemia and many more. However, there have been limited studies to find out the relation between fast food and cancer. Most …

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Head and Neck Cancer – Causes & Symptoms

Head and Neck Cancer - Causes & Symptoms

Head and Neck Cancer are identified by the area in which they begin. They affect the oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx and lymph nodes in the neck. They begin in the squamous cells which line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck and …

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How Does Tobacco Contribute To Oral Cancer?

stop smoking

According to Mouth Cancer Foundation, approximately 90% of people suffering from oral cancers are tobacco users. India has the highest incidences of oral cancers in the world. According to Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) about 80,000 new cases of oral cancers are diagnosed annually and more than 50,000 Indian men die …

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Ovarian Cancer: Complications, Treatment & Support

Ovarian Cancer: Complications, Treatment and Support

Ovaries are the female reproductive organs situated on either side of the Uterus. Ovarian Cancer, as the name suggests, starts in the Ovaries. It is the fifth most common form of Cancer and causes more deaths than any other form of female reproductive Cancer. Mostly found in women aged 40 …

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Colorectal Cancer Treatment Options

There are different types of treatment for patients with colon cancer. The colorectal cancer treatment options differ from case to case. Surgery It is the most preferred treatment option and involves removal of the cancerous tissue to control further spread. Depending on the stage of the colon cancer and how far …

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Things to Take Care Of while Undergoing Chemotherapy

chemotherapy

Chemotherapy has been the cornerstone for addressing late stage cancers and might be the most effective treatment for cancer which has metastasized. But Chemotherapy sessions can be very exhaustive, both physically and mentally and may affect the emotional well-being of the patients with it’s side effects. However, its benefits over …

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Uterine Cancer Screening

uterine cancer

It is not easy to screen for Uterine Cancer in women who do not show any signs or symptoms. Initial screening is advised to increase chances of getting the maximum benefit from treatment options and ensure better survival strategy. Although routinely suggested for almost all female related issues, the Pap test is …

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Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

skin cancer risk factors

A risk factor is an attribute that predicts increased probability of developing a disease or injury. In the case of cancer, it is a combination of multiple risk factors that make an individual susceptible to getting skin cancer. There are risk factors that are under your control and there are …

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Life After Chemotherapy

Life After Chemotherapy

To be diagnosed with Cancer and undergo a battery of treatment options, life after chemotherapy can be overwhelming for the patients and their caregivers. It takes a toll on the physical, emotional and financial reserve but if the treatment plan has been able to achieve the therapeutic objective, things will settle …

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Ways of Preventing Cancer Naturally

cancers

We all know that cancers don’t develop overnight but build on progressively based on the environment we live in and the food we eat it along with our overall lifestyle. Follow these general tips to keep cancers at bay. Cut down on your sugar and processed foods Reduce your intake …

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Things To Know For Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

Advanced Prostate Cancer

Advanced Prostate Cancer happens when the cancer has metastasized to other organs like bones and may be termed as metastatic or secondary prostate cancer. The current treatment options do not offer much in terms of treatment but with proper management strategies they can be controlled for several years. Advanced prostate …

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Fighting Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Like any other cancer, early detection is the key to achieving a successful remission in case of Prostate Cancer. Diet, exercise and appositive attitude along with the right treatment plan equally contribute towards a faster remission. Patients with different diet and nutritional stature may have different rates to achieving remission …

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Know everything about Prostate Biopsy

Prostate Biopsy

The urologist usually recommends prostate biopsy if results from screening tests ch as a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test or DRE point towards the patient suffering from prostate cancer. The tissue samples are then analyzed for cell abnormalities and evaluating its ability to spread and then determining the best treatment …

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Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer

Women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer cells have hormone receptors that become activated when hormones bind to them. The activated receptors lead to specific changes in gene expression and may lead stimulation of cell growth. Before the doctor would decide to initiate hormone therapy, he would determine the responsiveness to hormones …

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