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Alcohol drinking linked to over 62,000 new cancer cases in India last year: Lancet study

July 15, 2021 2:47 pm

Alcohol consumption has been shown to cause DNA damage through increased production of harmful chemicals in the body, and affect hormone production, which can contribute to cancer development, according to the researchers

Cancer has clutched my son; help me save my 15-year-old boy from the deadly disease

May 08, 2021 7:54 pm

“Doctor, please do anything but save my son! He is all I have in this world.” I beseeched the doctor with hands folded... as tears trickled down my face uncontrollably. 

Cancer treatment: Is radiation therapy safe? Here’s all you need to know

April 21, 2021 12:43 pm

Early diagnosis is the key, says Dr Kanika Sood Sharma, clinical lead and senior consultant, oncology, radiation oncology, Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

How this 'physician-musician' is trying to use the power of melody to heal patients

February 24, 2021 8:09 pm

While trying to unleash the power of music therapy, this doctor is advocating for a fraternity of physician-musicians appointed by the National Medical Council to lay down an academic music therapy curriculum

World Brain Tumour Day 2020: All you need to know about brain tumours

June 08, 2020 11:24 am

While some brain tumours need urgent surgeries, in a few cases, surgeries can be avoided with medicines.

Decoded: Why men are more prone to cancer

January 20, 2020 5:26 pm

The findings revealed that the risk for several types of cancer increases with loss of function of six key Y-chromosome genes in various types of cells.

Nine states, Northeast carry 44% of India’s cancer burden: study

November 12, 2019 4:10 am

The study combined open-source data from the United Nations, the WHO and data from the Million Death Study for preparation of National Burden Estimates (NBE).

Coffee compounds may help fight prostate cancer

March 18, 2019 2:49 pm

Coffee is a complex mixture of compounds which has been shown to influence human health in both positive and negative ways. There is increasing evidence that drinking certain types of coffee is associated with a reduction in incidence of some cancers.

Explained: The cancer crisis in India

February 24, 2019 5:18 pm

As per Indian Council of Medical Research data, India will have over 17.3 lakh cancer cases by 2020 -- a doubling of cases in 25 years. It may see over 8.8 lakh deaths due to the disease, with only 12.5 per cent of the patients receiving treatment in early stages.

Number of cancer cases up by 15.7 per cent since 2012

November 15, 2018 3:48 am

The only good news is a 21.2 per cent fall in number of cervical cancer cases.