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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 is quite unique; however, it…

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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 like shrinkage of fat cells…

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Hide ‘n’ Seek
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“5, 6, 7, 8 …” I counted to 10 with my eyes closed. It was a Sunday afternoon and I was playing hide-and-seek with my niece. As I approached 10, my niece struggled to find…

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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. About half of the children…

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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 for your loved ones? Maybe…

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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 is that an increase in…

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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 confirming diagnoses of cancer and…

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Media Open Day at Strand’s NGS Laboratories
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Last week, we invited journalists from regional and national media to learn more about genetic testing, cancer, and hereditary cancer in particular. Several journalists showed keen interest in what Dr. Sudhir Borgonha, Chief Medical Officer…

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DNA Analysis Provides Accurate Diagnosis of A Birth Defect
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Rare diseases, as the name suggests, are found at a low frequency in any country or population set. Now, because the diseases occur at a low frequency, the opportunities to study them in detail are…

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Liquid Biopsy Provides An Accurate Snapshot Of Cancer
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Liquid Biopsy! This buzzword is being bandied around quite a bit these days. It’s the latest and supposedly a very important diagnostic test for cancer. How exactly, do you ask? Here goes. Typically, a tissue…

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