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Easy Test for Cancer?? How about a simple blood draw?
665 407 Maria Kammerer

Diagnosing cancers is not easy! Doctors rely on the symptoms presented by the patient, biochemical diagnostic tests and results of imaging techniques like ultrasonography (USG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and computed…

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Strand Center at Pinkathon Bengaluru 2017 – Let’s go Pink Sisters!
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Pinkathon needs no introduction! We all know that it is a solidarity event organized to spread awareness of breast cancer, but most importantly to show women that they are not alone in this fight against…

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How To Choose the Right Genomics Lab
1024 794 Shefali Sabharanjak

So, you have received the news that you need to undergo a new kind of test, a ‘genetic test’ in order to understand your risk for inherited cancer? What do you do next? Where do…

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What causes cancer? Part 2 – Inherited mutations
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What causes cancer? Part 2 – Inherited mutations We spoke about how our changing lifestyles have started to contribute to rising cancer rates in recent years in Part 1 of this series on What causes…

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Genetic Counselling of Families Makes A Difference
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Genetic Counselling of Families Makes A Difference An interesting case was referred to Strand Life Sciences, in 2016. A 52-year-old Maharashtrian lady, Suman (name changed to protect patient’s privacy) was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and…

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What causes cancer? Part 1 – Lifestyle
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What causes cancer? Part 1 – Lifestyle In our previous blog we talked about what cancer is and touched upon the fact that our changing lifestyles and daily habits might have something to do with…

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What is cancer?
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What is cancer? We’ve all heard about cancer. Each and every one of us almost certainly knows someone who has had cancer or died from it. Cancer is in the news every day, be it…

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Genetic Counselling – Maximum Benefits Prior to Diagnosis of a Disease
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Genetic Counselling- Maximum Benefits Prior to Diagnosis of a Disease You are healthy. There is nothing really wrong with you. Yet you have heard of this service called ‘Genetic Counselling for Breast Cancer’ offered by…

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Ten Facts about Ovarian Cancer
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Ten Facts about Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer is the third most commonly detected cancer amongst Indian women. Breast and cervical cancer have made it to the top of the honors list. However, ovarian cancer is…

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Stubborn Cancer – Tough Fight
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Stubborn Cancer – Tough Fight Rare diseases, as the name suggests, are hard to come by and hence are difficult to treat. Doctors are also sometimes intrigued by some cases when a patient presents symptoms…

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