Cancer in India: Cases shoot up in last 4 years; breast cancer top killer among women

Breast cancer has upstaged cervical cancer as the most common and biggest killer of Indian women.

Anti-smoking drug may help treat 'betel nut' addiction

A team of researchers has found key clues about 'betel nut' addiction that plagues millions worldwide.

Oral cancers account for 25 percent of all cases: AIIMS

Over 25 percent of the total cancer patients in India suffer from oral and throat cancers, doctors at the AIIMS said here on Friday.

Oral cancer experts urge Mamata for tobacco-free zones in Kolkata

A group of experts dealing with oral cancer have requested West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to set up tobacco-free zones in the city and a specialised institute to combat the disease.

Blanket ban on chewable tobacco in Delhi

 A blanket ban on all forms of chewable tobacco came into effect in the national capital from Monday, with Health Minister Satyendra Jain asserting that the move will help save the government's as well as people's money in treating oral cancer.

Rahul Dravid bats for plugging loopholes in tobacco control laws

 Former cricketer Rahul Dravid, who is India's ambassador for the tobacco control campaign, has written to Health Minister J P Nadda urging him to implement the new pictorial warnings from April 1 and ensure that existing loopholes in the legal framework that are exploited by tobacco industry are plugged.

Oral cancer: Risk factors, symptoms and prevention tips!

Risk factors for oral cancer include- usage of any form of tobacco products, excessive alcohol use, exposure to sun. It is believed that the risk of catching oral cancer rises with age.

How green tea rids you of oral cancer

Green tea consists of an ingredient , which may help kill oral cancer cells, without touching the healthy cells, says a new research.

Oral cancer virus spreads via oral, genital route

Transmission of human papillomavirus (HPV) occurs via oral-oral and oral-genital routes, says new research.

Ayurvedic mouthwash to reduce pain in oral cancer

A mouthwash made from herbal concoction, prescribed in ayurveda, helps in reducing the intensity of pain in patients undergoing radiation therapy for oral cancer.

Oral cancer claims one life every six hours in India

One person dies every six hours due to oral cancer in the country, signalling an alarming rise in the incidence of the disease, according to a top orthodontist.

Mice study helps calculate aggressiveness of human oral cancer

Researchers can now foresee the aggressiveness of cancer tumors in people, thanks to a study which was being done on mouth cancer in mice.

New line of treatment for cancer - Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is the treatment of cancers using X rays or other forms of electromagnetic rays that have the ability to destroy tissue by damaging the DNA of cells.

10 lifestyle tips to prevent oral cancer

Oral cancer in India continues to be a grievous affliction affecting people from all walks of life, age groups and genders.

Over 1 million Indians die from tobacco annually: Report

Tobacco use continues to take a toll on the lives of Indians as more than one millions people in the country die prematurely every year due to tobacco-related diseases, according to the World Lung Foundation report.

Cancer incidence likely to rise five-fold in India by 2025: Experts

With a million new cases being reported every year, cancer seems to be tightening its grip on India. Experts say the incidence of the killer disease is expected to rise five-fold by 2025.

Smoking long or ultralong cigarettes riskier than normal sized ones

Smoking long or ultralong cigarettes can cause greater risk of lung and oral cancer than regular and king-size cigarettes, a new study has revealed.

Unhygienic oral sex blamed by doctors for rising oral cancer

With an alarming rise in the number of oral cancer cases among males in the city, doctors and scientists suspect that Human Papiloma Virus transmitted during unhygienic oral sex is the main culprit.

India, SE-Asia nations have 90 pc smokeless tobacco users

Almost 250 million adults consume smokeless tobacco in India and 10 other countries in WHO`s South-East Asia Region, accounting for 90 per cent global smokeless tobacco users, according to WHO.

Berries may help prevent oral cancer

Research has suggested that compounds that give colourful fruits their rich hues, especially berries, promote health and might even prevent cancer.