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Breast Cancer
Calcutta  /  Published 29.10.20

‘Bust breast cancer myth’

He was addressing an international symposium on breast health organised by the NGO Sanjeevani Life Beyond Cancer. “Women often put themselves last on the priority list because they think treatm...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.10.20

Early detection for cancer cure

The majority of women with breast cancer can be cured if detected early, an oncologist from Mumbai said on Friday. “In the first stage of breast cancer, the cure rate is 85-90 per cent and in t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 22.09.20

The C-trap: India’s breast cancer research

The first documented evidence of breast cancer was found in an Egyptian papyrus dating back to 3000 BC. American dealer Edwin Smith found it in Luxor in 1862. The papyrus was deciphered in 1920 16t...
By Upala Sen in

Health  /  Published 09.09.20

Lumps, but not cancer

When breasts become lumpy and painful, women are worried: could this be cancer? These symmetrical bilateral symptoms are, however, usually due to fibrocystic disease and can occur in up to 50 per cent...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

India  /  Published 25.08.20

Treatment for breast cancer in half the time

Doctors at the Mumbai-based Tata Memorial Centre Hospital have shown that six-month therapy with the drug trastuzumab for early breast cancer is as good as the standard 12-month therapy in landmark fi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 14.07.20

John Travolta’s wife Preston dead

American actress Kelly Preston who has appeared in films including Jerry Maguire and Twins, has died aged 57 after battling breast cancer for nearly two years, her husband, John Travolta, announced in...
By Reuters in New York

Health  /  Published 09.04.19

Caution against annual mammograms

Annual mammography screening in average-risk women may result in more harm than screening every other year, the American College of Physicians said on Monday, echoing concerns expressed by sections of...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 14.08.19

After Europe, breast implants recalled in the US

Textured breast implants made by Allergan that have been linked to an unusual cancer are being recalled in the US at the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and will also be recalled gl...
By Denise Grady/New York Times News Service in

Health  /  Published 10.09.19

E-cigarettes are bad for you

Electronic cigarettes are popular with my friends who say they are safer than cancer-causing regular ones. Is it true?Vaping (using electronic cigarettes) was initially thought to be safer than smokin...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 27.02.19

Price cap on 42 cancer drugs

India’s drug pricing authority on Wednesday imposed profit-margin caps on 42 anti-cancer medicines, but drew criticism from sections of patients’ rights activists who said the move would have limi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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