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Glioblastoma Awareness Day: Of science, empathy and remembrance
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Glioblastoma Awareness Day: Of science, empathy and remembrance

Glioblastomas can arise de novo as primary malignant tumors or present as secondary progression in a previously low-grade malignant glioma

Fighting the Big C: How cancer is as much a physical health issue as it mental
Health

Fighting the Big C: How cancer is as much a physical health issue as it mental

Studies suggest that patients with cancer require tailored mental health monitoring and care

Drug affordability imperative to ensure cancer patients benefit from cutting-edge therapies
Health

Drug affordability imperative to ensure cancer patients benefit from cutting-edge therapies

Cancer is one of the world's major causes of illness, especially in low- and middle-income nations and hence introducing affordable and effective cancer treatments is a matter of life and death

Football legend Pele in hospital with colon tumor; he is stable and may be released in next few days
Sports

Football legend Pele in hospital with colon tumor; he is stable and may be released in next few days

Pele's assistant Pepito Fornos told The Associated Press that Pele is having chemotherapy sessions to treat the tumor that was found during routine exams at the end of August

Childhood cancers are uncommon but early detection and treatment can cure them
India

Childhood cancers are uncommon but early detection and treatment can cure them

Childhood cancer is not common and no widely recommended screenings are available to detect cancer in children who are not at increased risk

World Brain Tumour Day 2021: Check types, symptoms and treatments to raise awareness about disease
India

World Brain Tumour Day 2021: Check types, symptoms and treatments to raise awareness about disease

The day was started by the German Brain Tumour Association in 2000 and since then, it is observed on 8 June every year

World Cancer Day: From Immunotherapy, vaccines to nanotech, new treatments that show promise against disease
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World Cancer Day: From Immunotherapy, vaccines to nanotech, new treatments that show promise against disease

Researchers are also looking into using genetically modified salmonella bacteria to destroy tumours from the inside out — where more traditional treatments, notably chemotherapy, cannot penetrate

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'I told my father that his treatment has to go on, pandemic or not'
Lifestyle

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'I told my father that his treatment has to go on, pandemic or not'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Fungal compound beta-glucan can be used to train innate immune system to target cancer cells, says study
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Fungal compound beta-glucan can be used to train innate immune system to target cancer cells, says study

It was also found that after beta-glucan therapy the innate immune system generated a sort of memory which was held inside the bone marrow.

Focus on battling COVID-19 deals deadly blow to cancer care as lockdown disrupts early diagnosis, treatment
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Focus on battling COVID-19 deals deadly blow to cancer care as lockdown disrupts early diagnosis, treatment

The attention of the authorities and frontline workers has been focused on testing and treating COVID-19 patients, resulting in the neglect of a disease that has a far higher fatality rate - cancer

Wearable device for melanoma treatment: Scientists develop a nanoneedle skin patch for this aggressive form of cancer
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Wearable device for melanoma treatment: Scientists develop a nanoneedle skin patch for this aggressive form of cancer

If a skin lesion shows a change in size, colour or shape or you notice any other symptoms like itching and crusting, it is best to consult a dermatologist at the earliest.

It may be possible to genetically switch off aggressive breast cancer, new study suggests
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It may be possible to genetically switch off aggressive breast cancer, new study suggests

An animal study conducted in Tulane University in the US found a pair of genes, that if switched off, can stop the development of triple-negative breast cancer

Cancer patients infected with Coronavirus are three times more likely to die: Study
India

Cancer patients infected with Coronavirus are three times more likely to die: Study

However, it is also important that patients receive their treatments on time and visit their doctors regularly.

This Texas man found a way to support wife undergoing chemo as hospital imposes restrictions during COVID-19 pandemic
World

This Texas man found a way to support wife undergoing chemo as hospital imposes restrictions during COVID-19 pandemic

Albert Conner was not allowed to be with his wife during her chemotherapy appointment. But he made sure that she was not alone.

World Cancer Day: Aditya’s brave battle with osteosarcoma
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World Cancer Day: Aditya’s brave battle with osteosarcoma

Aditya underwent a Total Femur Replacement (TFR), a complicated operation that needs to be performed by a highly trained specialist.

Novel 'aerosol' chemotherapy has promising results for stomach cancer patients
science

Novel 'aerosol' chemotherapy has promising results for stomach cancer patients

The treatment, involving an aerosol spray, is far less expensive than traditional chemotherapy.

Delivering drugs in smart, traceable carrier systems make cancer therapy more effective
science

Delivering drugs in smart, traceable carrier systems make cancer therapy more effective

These multifunctional gold nanosystems can simultaneously transfer the drugs and also take images of a tumor.

Jawless parasitic fish might be cure for brain tumor and stroke, a new study finds
science

Jawless parasitic fish might be cure for brain tumor and stroke, a new study finds

The molecules from sea lamprey combined with other therapies can reach brain tumours when other medicines can't.

Eat your greens! Broccoli sprouts brings down psychosis in schizophrenia: Study
science

Eat your greens! Broccoli sprouts brings down psychosis in schizophrenia: Study

While it might not be a substitute for antipsychotics, it could supplement them with fewer side effects.

Chronic pain the most common reason why people enroll in medical marijuana programs
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Chronic pain the most common reason why people enroll in medical marijuana programs

California became the first state to allow medical use of marijuana in 1996.