News  /  Published 01.06.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation to run cancer screening clinics once a year

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will run screening programmes for oral, breast and cervical cancers once a year in each of its sixteen boroughs. The Indian Medical Association and Medica Superspe...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 16.05.22

Preventive oncology can save lives

Cancer may be a silent disease and its incidence rises with increasing age. New cases of cancer are expected to be around 15.7 lakhs in India and 1.21 lakhs in Bengal by 2025. If both new and old cas...
By Gautam Mukhopadhyay

News  /  Published 04.04.22

Covid delayed cancer diagnosis, treatment in Kolkata

The treatment and screening of many cancer patients was delayed because of the Covid pandemic, said doctors. The disease could have got to an advanced stage because of the delay in treatment, wh...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 18.02.22

Study finds rise in breast cancer among Kolkata women in 25 years

Breast cancer has overtaken cervical cancer as the most prevalent cancer in women, a study of patients treated by a hospital in the city has found. The Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institut...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 15.02.22

Divided care: cancer

According to a study published in Jama Oncology, the global count of people who were diagnosed with cancer went up from 18.7 million in 2010 to 23.6 million in 2019. In the past few decades, India, to...
By The Editorial Board


News  /  Published 11.02.22

Salt Lake Sector V gets a 650-bed multi-speciality hospital

Two floors available in the old building will be utilised for bolstering dental care. “The eye and dental care wings will continue to operate from the current building. The new building will hou...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 06.02.22

Prevent thalassemia with a test, say city doctors

Thalassemia is preventable. A single test before marriage or before planning a child can prevent the birth of a thalassemic child, a doctor said at a seminar on thalassemia on Saturday. More awarenes...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.02.22

Cancer survivors now on a quest to help other patients in Kolkata hospital

Three cancer survivors will soon work as support staff in a hospital for cancer patients. The three were diagnosed with cancer at various times over the past 12 years. Their own experiences in battli...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.12.21

SSKM to open cancer unit with Tata hospital help on February 4

The Telegraph has reported that Bengal would have more than 13,000 new cancer cases every year by 2025, compared to that of 2020, according to data published by the Indian Council of Medical Research....
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

India  /  Published 15.09.21

Survey reveals lag in child cancer diagnosis

Three-fourths of parents of children with cancer approach healthcare providers within 10 days of symptoms, yet a quarter receive their diagnosis after more than three months, a research consortium sai...
By G.S. Mudur


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