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Tuesday, June 02, 2020

World Cancer Day


'Disbelief, acceptance and celebration': Women on hair loss during cancer

February 04, 2020 7:42 pm

Hairfall is an important and often an inevitable side-effect of cancer treatment. It affects everyone differently.

World Cancer Day 2020: What hospice care means for terminally ill patients

February 04, 2020 2:59 pm

Designed to give supportive care to those who are in the final stages of their terminal illness, the focus lies on comfort and holistic well-being rather than aggressive pain control methods.

World Cancer Day 2020: Here's when the risk of cancer relapse is the highest

February 04, 2020 12:37 pm

World Cancer Day 2020: Cancers in stage I and II can be cured up to 80-90 per cent. In such cases, the chances of cancer recurrence are less than 20 per cent.

World Cancer Day: How to cope with your child's cancer diagnosis

February 04, 2020 8:26 am

World Cancer Day: Do not hesitate to ask questions about the disease. Parents should keep a notebook with all the medical records and information about their child's diagnosis.

Not just air pollution, sitting in traffic jams could cause lung cancer too; here's how

February 04, 2020 12:18 pm

Considering that the risk of lung cancer increases with a higher exposure level, the association between air pollution and lung cancer has been found to be much stronger.

World Cancer Day: Trials to develop yoga, ayurveda as alternative to cancer treatment soon

February 04, 2020 2:51 am

“Ovarian cancer responds very well to treatment, but relapses once the treatment is over,” said Dr Shripad Banavali, director, academics in Tata Hospital. “It is time we open up to alternative medicines to see if an integrated approach of allopathy and ayurveda can provide better outcomes.”

Almost 3 out of 5 people feel concerned about developing cancer in future: Survey

February 04, 2020 2:09 am

To mark the 20th anniversary of the World Cancer Day, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), which is the oldest international cancer-fighting organisation, commissioned a global survey to form an up-to-date picture of people’s experiences, views, and behaviour around cancer.

World Cancer Day: Leukemia, the most common blood cancer in young adults and children

February 03, 2020 4:51 pm

The survival rates for most types of childhood leukemia have improved over time and treatment is also more accessible now. Children respond better to cancer therapy than adults. Their bodies also tolerate the treatment better.

World Cancer Day: Sonali Bendre, Tahira Kashyap and others share their stories

February 04, 2019 7:20 pm

On World Cancer Day, several Bollywood stars, including Sonali Bendre and Tahira Kashyap, shared their story of fighting cancer. Some stars remembered how their family members stood strong against cancer.

World Cancer Day: A majority of paediatric cancer cases can be cured

February 04, 2019 6:21 pm

World Cancer Day: In India, it is estimated that about 50,000 children between the age group of 0 to 19 years are diagnosed with cancer each year. The cure rate is high overall and about 90 per cent of children with some forms of cancer can be cured.