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This common blood test can predict cancer as minutely as a lump in the breast - Read

This common blood test can predict cancer as minutely as a lump in the breast - Read

High number of platelets have been linked to an increased risk of all forms of cancer and scientists are now urging doctors to consider thrombocytosis as a detection method for patients who are yet to show symptoms.

Do you have high blood platelet levels? You could be at cancer risk!

Do you have high blood platelet levels? You could be at cancer risk!

The study analysed the data of 40,000 patients and found that more than 11 per cent of men and six per cent of women over the age of 40 with thrombocytosis went on to be diagnosed with cancer within a year.

Now, NCG covers 108 cancer hospitals in India

Now, NCG covers 108 cancer hospitals in India

With this, the NCG, which was launched in 2012, has now covered 60 per cent of the cancer centres and research institutes in the country.

Lung cancer linked to increased suicide risk in men

Lung cancer linked to increased suicide risk in men

The researchers found that people with lung cancer had a nine-fold increased risk of suicides, the highest compared to breast, prostate, colorectal cancer.

How your belly fat increases your risk of cancer

How your belly fat increases your risk of cancer

The findings revealed that for every 11 cm increase in the waistline, the risk of obesity related cancers such as breast, bowel, womb, oesophageal (food pipe), pancreatic, kidney, liver, upper stomach (gastric cardia), gallbladder, ovarian, thyroid, etc., escalates by 13 per cent.

Ladies, take note! Drinking a glass of wine, other alcohol daily may up breast cancer risk

Ladies, take note! Drinking a glass of wine, other alcohol daily may up breast cancer risk

The report also found that being overweight or obese increases the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer, the most common type of breast cancer.

Do you feel safer smoking 'light' cigarettes? Your chances of lung cancer are higher!

Do you feel safer smoking 'light' cigarettes? Your chances of lung cancer are higher!

Cigarettes labelled as lights, milds, or low-tar – also known as high-ventilation (light) cigarettes – are generally considered to have a lighter, less pronounced flavour, lower levels of tar, nicotine, or other chemicals than regular cigarettes. They are thus marketed by the tobacco industry as a "healthier" option.

Exercise, healthy diet lowers risk of colon cancer recurrence

Exercise, healthy diet lowers risk of colon cancer recurrence

Colon cancer patients who reported a healthy body weight, engaged in regular physical activity, and ate a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables and fruits that was low in red and processed meats, had a lower risk of cancer recurrence and death.

Researchers find antibody to kill cancer cells

Researchers find antibody to kill cancer cells

The antibody can precisely target regulatory T cells which in turn unleash the immune system to kill cancer cells. 

Parents, beware! Is your boy overweight? He may be at high risk of colon cancer in later life

Parents, beware! Is your boy overweight? He may be at high risk of colon cancer in later life

A cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the digestive tract's lower end is the third most common cancer in the world. 

Zika virus a tool to combat brain tumour? Researchers to investigate possibility

Zika virus a tool to combat brain tumour? Researchers to investigate possibility

The research team will use tumor cells in the lab and in mice to test the effect of the Zika virus on glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour.​

Brad Pitt 'in shock' over Grey and Cornell's deaths

Brad Pitt 'in shock' over Grey and Cornell's deaths

Actor Brad Pitt is reportedly devastated over the death of his friends - former Paramount CEO Brad Grey and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.

Almonds, walnuts, cashews may help ward off colon cancer return 

Almonds, walnuts, cashews may help ward off colon cancer return 

The observational study involved 826 patients who had undergone treatment for stage III colon cancer, typically including surgery and chemotherapy. 

This new blood test predicts prostate cancer more accurate than PSA

This new blood test predicts prostate cancer more accurate than PSA

Researchers have demonstrated that a new blood test, known as IsoPSA, can detect prostate cancer more accurately than current tests in two crucial measures.

What makes this area in Delhi a 'cancer colony'? Find out here

What makes this area in Delhi a 'cancer colony'? Find out here

Although no study has been conducted yet in this northeast area, people living in the locality trace the origin of the abnormal rate of cancer to toxic chemicals used by the denim dyeing units, the TOI report added.

Health Minister JP Nadda launches genetic testing lab in Delhi

Health Minister JP Nadda launches genetic testing lab in Delhi

Union Health Minister launched the testing lab with the aim to provide proper diagnosis for all kinds of genetic disorders, including cancer and reproductive disorders.

Light can trick immune system to attack cancer

Light can trick immune system to attack cancer

The team evaluated their methods in mice with melanoma on the ears.

Tomato extracts – The new solution to fight stomach cancer?

Tomato extracts – The new solution to fight stomach cancer?

 Researchers analysed whole tomato extracts for their ability to tackle gastric cancer cell lines.

Lisa Ray's childhood picture will melt your heart!

Lisa Ray's childhood picture will melt your heart!

The gorgeous beauty Lisa Ray left the audience speechless when she starred in Bhatt camp's 'Kasoor' opposite Aftab Shivdasani in 2002. The light-eyed diva became an instant hit in Bollywood and then there was no looking back.

Young woman with terminal breast cancer fulfills her wedding photo shoot dream

Young woman with terminal breast cancer fulfills her wedding photo shoot dream

Sadly before she could find love to make her dream a reality, Chen was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.