The national prevalence of tobacco use, as per the survey, is 28.6 per cent. GATS 2, a household survey of persons aged 15 or above, was carried out in all the 30 states and two Union Territories of Chandigarh and Puducherry.
Childhood cancer survivors may experience disrupted sleep patterns as adults. Such sleep-related issues may lead to persistent psychological distress according to author Lauren Daniel.
While India’s ranking by the Global Burden of Disease team in IHME may appear counter-intuitive, the truth is that incidence alone does not tell India’s full cancer story.
At 106.6 new cancer cases in 2016 per 100,000 people, India ranked tenth among the countries with the lowest cancer incidence in an analysis by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, Washington University.
Police now plan to analyse and make a record of the cases so they can keep track. The circular was sent by the ACP (headquarters) on May 7 and a report has been sought by May 14. The list will be integrated with their already existing welfare measures.
The suicide note of ADGP Himanshu Roy, which mentioned depression due to cancer, has underlined the need for improved palliative care support and counsellors for terminal diseases in the healthcare system.
After 30 minutes of waiting, it was my turn. I was all set to be examined, get a sonography done and be packed off saying this is benign. The gynaecologist felt the lump, and asked me to come to her chamber. A small alarm rang in my head. She had never done that before.
The clinic’s name has been kept deliberately ambiguous so as not to scare people away with the dreaded ‘C’ word. The clinic is a part of the government’s universal cancer screening scheme in 100 districts.
“I fought against the accused because of the support of my mother and with the words given to me by my father who died in my arms. My father, while dying, told me to fight every problem in life fearlessly and that is what I did.” Her father died in March 2004.
The state has an ongoing national programme for prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardio-vascular disease and stroke.
Prathamesh, who was unmarried, had nominated his mother and sister, Dnyanashree, to use his semen sample after his death.
Researchers are now considering conducting an early-phase clinical trial in which healthy participants would consume a low-asparagine diet. If the findings are confirmed in human cells, limiting the amount of asparagine cancer patients ingest could be a potential strategy.
“When we are aware what causes 90 per cent of oral cancers and the law is there to ban these chewing tobacco products in twin packs, then what is stopping the enforcement?” Head and Neck Surgery Oncologist, Dr Sourav Dutta, told PTI on the World Cancer Day today.
In India, around 12 per cent of the population is covered by cancer registration.
Second only to South Africa that recorded $1.9 bn amounting to 0.49 per cent of its GDP