Navigating Rare Disorders
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The arrival of a newborn is generally a time for much joy and festivities. Having a child with normal features and signs of alertness is a huge relief, naturally, for any mother. Genetic disorders, are,…

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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 between 2012 and 2030, the…

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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 work—- Sleep—- Begin a new…

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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 on. Here’s what we might…

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Hereditary Breast Cancer – One Cancer Many Syndromes
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Guest Author: Ms Payal Manek Specialist Genetic Counselor, Strand Life Sciences   Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in most cities in India. Many personal and environmental factors like gender, age, ethnic background,…

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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 some tests done- most probably…

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Spread Pink. Spread Courage.
“Spread Pink. Spread Courage.” in support of breast cancer warriors
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Last month was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and here at Strand we launched the “Spread Pink. Spread Courage.” campaign to encourage people to show their support for breast cancer warriors across India. The campaign was…

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The tyranny of large numbers: DNA mutations in breast cancer
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What’s in a number? The number 7 is the date you were married; it’s the exact number of teaspoons of sugar in a halwa recipe your mom sent you; it’s the age of your eldest…

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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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