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What an irony of fate? AIIMS gives surgery date in 2020 to woman fighting brain tumour

What an irony of fate? AIIMS gives surgery date in 2020 to woman fighting brain tumour

Her farmer son Gulab Thakur says: “Doctors at AIIMS have said a surgery is needed but given a date of February 20, 2020 citing unavailability of beds.

Researchers discover tumour in 255 million-year-old mammalian ancestor

Researchers discover tumour in 255 million-year-old mammalian ancestor

The tumour, found in the extinct species's fossilised jaw, is a benign one made up of miniature, tooth-like structures, they reported in the latest issue of Journal of the American Medical Association Oncology.

Emmerdale's Leah Bracknell has terminal lung cancer – What to expect in final stages of the disease!

Leah, who played Zoe Tate in the Yorkshire Dales ITV series for 16 years from 1989 to 2005, and her partner Jez Hughes are raising money to send her for treatment in Germany.

Healing power of nature - Neem plant can significantly suppress prostate cancer growth!

Nimbolide, a bioactive terpenoid compound derived from Azadirachta indica or neem plant can reduce the size of prostate tumour by up to 70% as well as decrease its spread by half.


Fatty diet may increase risk of intestinal tumour

 Specific types of high-fat diets -- based on corn or coconut oils like those found in certain salad dressings and ice cream -- may increase risk of tumour formation in intestinal cancer, finds a study.

Tumour hardness may develop cancer cells

 Tumour hardness and hypoxia -- lack of oxygen at the tumour's core -- trigger a biological switch that causes cancer stem cells to develop, a recent study has found.

21kg tumor removed from 61-year-old man at Gurgaon hospital

A 21 kg cancerous tumour has been removed from a 61-year-old man by doctors at at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon.

Being overweight linked to eight more kinds of cancer

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine adds eight more kinds of cancer to the list of those already known to be more likely among overweight people.

Boy's heart, brain function halted for cardiac tumour removal!

The surgery was performed using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), a surgical technique that involves reduction of body temperature to 15 degrees Celcius

High blood sugar can decrease risk of one type of brain tumour: Study

A news study has revealed that high blood sugar can lower the risk of developing one type of brain tumour.

Man gets melon-sized tumour removed from his neck after 25 years – Watch!

Ian Crown from Scunthorpe underwent surgery to remove the tumour.

Radiotherapy can affect lung cancer patients adversely

In particular, they found that high doses to the left atrium of the heart and the superior vena cava had the strongest association and increased risk of non-cancer death.

New bubble technology can shoot drugs deep into tumours

Scientists have invented a new way to deliver cancer drugs deep into tumour cells using gas bubbles, a finding which may solve some of the most pressing problems faced in chemotherapy.

Drug combo shuts down tumour growth in aggressive lung cancer

 A combination treatment consisting of the rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin and an experimental targeted agent may shut down one of the most common and lethal forms of lung cancer, says a study.

Soon, simple, accurate non-invasive prostate cancer test

A new research has brought an accurate, highly specific test for prostate cancer closer to reality with the help of RNA sequencing.

 UK scientists discover cancer 'game-changer'

UK scientists discover cancer 'game-changer'

According to their report in 'Science' journal, they have developed a way of finding unique markings within a tumour allowing the body to target and fight the disease.

Simple blood test may spot 5 types of cancers

 A simple blood test may be used to diagnose five types of cancers - colon, lung, breast, stomach and womb - at early stages, scientists say.

New test to predict ovarian cancer risk with great precision

Ovarian tumours are classified as benign or malignant on ultrasound, by means of the popular “Simple Rules” test. 

New target for deadly brain cancer treatment identified

A tumour changes the environment of its surroundings to make it easier for cancer cells to thrive.

Indian doctors develop mobile app for cancer diagnosis

The app, called TNM app, will help doctors diagnose the severity of cancer immediately.