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Facing Cancer With Courage

Facing Cancer with Courage

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A quick estimate suggests that by the year 2030, every person will know of another person suffering from cancer or would have lost someone to the disease. This is because…

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How to Stay Ahead of Cancer

How to Stay Ahead of Cancer

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Cancer Awareness We are all residents of urban and rapidly urbanizing India. This is what my life looks like: Wake up— Accomplish domestic chores— Get to work— Slay problems at…

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Death by Tobacco

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Every now and then, we read news of how countries are ranked by their presence in various groups – most expensive, most corrupt, most livable cities, development index and so…

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Cancer Camera- The power of liquid biopsy

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Suppose you find yourself experiencing symptoms like fatigue, rapid heartbeat, especially following exercise, dizziness, pale skin, and insomnia. You go to a doctor and your doc asks you to get…

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Cancer Lingo, Simplified!

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Cancer touches our lives in many, many ways! In addition to the obvious psychological effects of a diagnosis of cancer, it also brings with it a unique lexicon. Cancer terminology…

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Breast Cancer: Choosing Facts Over Myths

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Myth 1: All lumps in the breast are cancerous. Fact: Nothing could be farther from the truth. Lumps or knots in breast tissue can be formed due to other reasons…

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Cancers In Kids

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  “Retinoblastoma is the most common eye cancer in children, affecting hundreds of children in India and thousands of children worldwide each year, which can be fatal when diagnosed late.…

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What can you buy with Rs. 20,000- Peace of Mind?

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Let’s say you have Rs. 20,000 to spare, in your pocket. What would you do? Buy a new smartphone? Or some diamond jewellery- some trinket for daily use or something…

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Preventive Screening for Ovarian Cancer: A Genetic Profile Is The Most Reliable Risk Predictor

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Ovarian cancer is the fifth most lethal cancer of women, in USA and UK. In India, however, it is the third most lethal cancer in women. What is most worrisome…

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A Crash Course in Genetics Lingo

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Genetic testing is a new diagnostic tool that your doctors may use for diagnosis of cancer in you or your kith and kin. Although the current tests are meant for…

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