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Excess zinc in muscles may cut strength in cancer patients

According to research increased levels of zinc in cancer patients may reduce muscle strength and accelerate the risk of death. Cachexia, a condition that weakens the muscles is to blame for 30 percent of the cancer deaths.

Non-physical factors lead to 60% pain in cancer patients: AIIMS

"The study reveals that all factors such as physical, social, spiritual and psychological pain should be considered while treating cancer pain in palliative care patients,” said Dr Sushma Bhatnagar, Head, Department of Onco-Anaesthesia, Pain and Palliative care, BRAIRCH.


Men may have worse chemotherapy-induced heart condition

Cardiac volumes and mass are significantly larger in men as compared to women, indicating more damage to the heart's structure.

New study shows breast cancer top killer among women, lung cancer among men in India

The study, was conducted by an international consortium of researchers, coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

Now, women cancer patients can ‘preserve’ their fertility

Cancer treatment, that involves surgical removal of the uterus or ovaries, can damage a woman’s fertility.

'Nearly 50,000 new cancer patients in Kerala every year'

Government is setting up mini-Regional Cancer Centres in five government medical colleges.


DC: Drug addicts should also be empanelled in private hospitals

A helpline will soon be started by the DC office where addicts or their families can call for counselling.

Insured young cancer patients fare better, live longer: Study

Young adults with cancer are far more likely to recover or live longer if they have health insurance, says a new study.

Punjab hospitals told to provide cancer drugs at subsidised rates

Punjab hospitals told to provide cancer drugs at subsidised rates

Cancer patient’s kin put Vikhroli doctor in the dock for ‘ignoring’ tumour report

Nisha had approached the private practitioner’s clinic in November last year after she suffered from weakness and back-ache.

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7-year-old cancer patient, gets her wish granted

Mahak Singh 7-year-old girl surviving Cancer become a police officer at Bhoiwada police station in Mumbai, on Friday.