Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, who was recently diagnosed with lungs cancer, has been recovering quickly, his personal doctor said Sunday. There has been immense improvement in his health following five rounds of radiotherapy in the period of last eight days, Xinhua reported. "Recent x-ray inspection showed that the spot in his lungs has decreased by large," Koirala's personal physician …
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Doctors at the city-based Lok Nayak Hospital have removed a 420 gram salivary gland tumour, and claimed it was the largest of its kind extracted so far.  ‘So far, the largest tumour reported in medical literature weighed only 87.3 grams. The tumour we removed is seven times bigger in cuboid volume and weighs 420 gms,’ said Dr Vikas Malhotra, associate professor of ENT and head of neck …
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Organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants, fewer, less frequent pesticide residues, and properties that may help prevent cancer, a study suggests. Without the synthetic chemical pesticides applied on conventional crops, organic plants tend to produce more phenols and polyphenols to defend against pest attacks and related …
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Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, says a study. Patients with the highest levels of vitamin D have half the risk of dying compared to those with the lowest levels, the findings showed. Often referred to as 'sunshine vitamin', vitamin D is made in the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight. The very few foods in nature …
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Vasectomy, a surgical procedure for male sterilisation, may help you prevent pregnancy permanently, but it poses increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer, says a study. The effect appeared to be stronger among men who had a vasectomy at a younger age, according to the study. 'The results support the hypothesis that vasectomy is associated with …
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There could soon be a treatment for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA), the second most common form of liver cancer, as researchers have have now found how two genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumour formation in iCCA. Two mutant proteins IDH1 and IDH2 are linked to cancer, the findings showed. 'iCCA is resistant to standard treatments like chemotherapy and radiation,' said …
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In what can alter the course of cancer treatment in the near future, researchers have found a compound that appears to pinpoint all of the malignant cells in a patient's body. The twist is that the compound's main ingredient is a molecule that is found in the sting of a deadly scorpion. The compound called chlorotoxin is found in the venom of the death stalker scorpion known as leiurus …
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  Breast cancer in woman is a real matter of concern. Though a cure for the same is still a distant dream, but there are certain things that one can do to reduce the risk of being a victim of the same. In a significant discovery, scientists have found a link between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer in a study of more than one million patients over a 14 year time period in Britain. …
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  A breakthrough discovery into how living cells process and respond to chemical information could help advance the development of treatment for cancers and other cellular disorders resistant to therapy, a research indicates. To achieve this, scientists have unlocked the secret behind the activation of the Ras family of proteins - one of the most important components of cellular signaling …
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Cancer of the mouth and throat are the most common cancers in Indian males, because of the high incidence of smoking, chewing tobacco and the widespread use of pan masala. In fact, the diasporic Indian population has even led to an increase of cancer of the mouth in the Western world! As far as the treatment for head and neck cancers is concerned, radiotherapy remains an integral part of the …
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Researchers have identified a new biomarker that predicts whether glioblastoma - the most common form of primary brain cancer - will respond to chemotherapy. 'Every patient diagnosed with glioblastoma is treated with a chemotherapy called temozolomide. About 15 percent of these patients derive long-lasting benefit,' said Clark Chen from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. 'We …
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When it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear may be good for you as researchers found that fear and worry about skin cancer had a bigger influence on people's use of sunscreen than information about the statistical likelihood of developing the disease. 'The findings suggest that clinicians might want to think more about feelings when encouraging people to use sunscreen,' said Marc …
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An Indian-origin researcher at the University of Minnesota has discovered that triptolide -- an extract of the Chinese herb thunder god vine (tirpterygium wilforii) -- suppresses a key protein that helps pancreatic cancer cells thrive. GRP78, a protein that protects cells from dying, is more abundant in cancer cells and tissue than in normal organs and is thought to play a role in helping …
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Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer in Indian women and a quarter of the world’s cervical cancer patients live in India! It is indeed ironical that a cancer that can be prevented by a vaccine and detected in a pre malignant state receives such little attention from the media. Caused by infection with the Human Papilloma Virus( HPV), cervical cancer involves the opening of the uterus into …
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