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Radiation Therapy FAQ

14 February, 2015
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What is Radiation Therapy? Radiation therapy is a common treatment for cancer that uses radiations like x-rays, gamma rays, protons or electron beams to destroy or control malignant cancer cells. The other names for it are radiotherapy, irradiation, x-ray therapy, or radiation oncology. How does it act? Cancer cells multiply and divide faster than normal …

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Sienna Ringeisen, CrediHero, Brain Tumour Survivor

6 August, 2015
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15-year-old Sienna Ringeisen, a US citizen, was diagnosed with brain tumour at the age of  2. When her parents found out that she collapsed on to the ground, they called 911 and she was quickly flown to a children’s hospital. The tumour was between the size of a orange and a grape fruit. Before they …

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Understanding Sarcomas

27 March, 2017
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Sarcomas are one of the rarest forms of cancers that take origin in muscles, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues. They are known to affect almost any part of the body, on the inside or the outside. Depending on the organ they affect, most of the sarcomas are named after …

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Cervical Cancer Treatment Options

28 September, 2016
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An essential part of cervical cancer treatment is finding out the stage of cancer. As with every other disease, cervical cancer also has early, medial and advanced stages. The treatment options vary as per the stage of the cancer. Each stage would describe the intensity of the disease and its spread to other body parts. …

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Breast Cancer Treatment Options

23 September, 2016
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Every cancer treatment is finally aimed at two objectives: to get rid of the tumor cells and to prevent remission. Breast cancer treatment options offered depends on many factors: the type of breast cancer, the size of the tumor and its spread, presence of hormone specific receptors on the tumor, menstrual status and age. The treatment …

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7 Early Signs of Cancer in Men

5 September, 2016
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Cancer is among the deadliest ailments today in adults. Fortunately, there are some ways to avoid certain types of cancer. Maintaining a healthy diet reduces the possibility for development of certain types of cancer, while hereditary factors are beyond control. The signs of cancer typically depend on the size of cancerous growth and the type of …

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Lung Cancer – Symptoms & Causes

1 September, 2016
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Lung cancer, just like the name suggests, develops in the lungs, which are two spongy organs in a person’s chest. They take in oxygen you inhale and release carbon dioxide when you breathe it out. The cancer is a result of uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, which begin in either one or both the lungs. …

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Importance of Balanced Diet for Cancer Patients

8 June, 2016
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Cancer is a dreaded disease and its treatment can be hard on a patient’s body. Certain cancers are caused directly or indirectly by food. This makes it extremely important to maintain nutritious diet for cancer patients. Requirement for Balanced Diet As a cancer patient has to go through chemotherapy, radiation and other forms of severe treatments, …

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Celebrities Who Fought Breast Cancer

5 June, 2016
664 Views

A well-known oncologist from Delhi confirms the statistics about breast cancer, Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women. Breast cancer has struck many of the rich & famous. Let’s take a look at some famous personalities who have successfully overcome the battle with breast cancer, and who continue to inspire both men & …

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5 Superfoods that Fight Cancer

4 June, 2016
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Most of us know or have heard of how aggressive cancer treatment can be. From oncologist consultations to complicated surgeries to painful chemotherapy and extremely strong medicines – anybody who has ever had cancer or seen a loved one go through it, will tell you that it is no less than a nightmare that refuses …

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Krysta Marie, CrediHero, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

12 September, 2015
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This is a story about a 21 year old, Krysta Marie Schildwachter from Florida who was diagnosed with stage 2 “Bulky” Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when she was 13 years old. Her symptoms were simple – fatigue and cough. Further testing revealed she had a large mass in the middle of her chest. After 4 gruesome rounds of chemotherapy, …

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Bhumika Tahiliani, CrediHero, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

8 September, 2015
596 Views

The Indian youth is so caught up in their day-to-day lives. Figuring out their lives – the right college, the right job, the right relationship – that we forget to focus on our bodies – our health. The human body has fascinating way to deal with a potential threat. When the body tries to fight …

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Renal Cell Cancer, Bladder Cancer, and Testicular Cancer – What you should know

12 August, 2015
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<p>Renal Cell Cancer Renal Cell Cancer is a type of cancer in the kidney, which originates in the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule. This tubule is a part of very small tubes in the kidney, which transport waste molecules from the blood int...

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Gastrointestinal Cancer FAQ

4 August, 2015
620 Views

Q1. What are gastrointestinal cancers? A1. These are cancers that affect the gastrointestinal tract. These include cancers of esophagus, small and/or large intestine, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, rectum and anus. Q2.  How are these cancers detected? Endoscopy is done to establish diagnosis. Biopsy of the affected/damaged tissue is carried out. Barium swallow test is done …

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A mother’s story through her daughter’s eyes

17 June, 2015
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I would like to share with you all the story of a woman. A 22 year old gorgeous young lady, a tutor, a theatre actress, a fiercely independent force of nature. When she turned 23, she lost the man of her life, her dear father, a 49 year old flourishing dramatist and writer. A man …

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Family Support for Cancer Patients

26 May, 2015
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Cancer is one of the most serious diseases that are affecting a lot of people in today’s life. No matter whether you are a child, adult or an aged man or woman, this disease can affect anyone without any notice. In our body, each and every cell has the potential to develop cancer and the …

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Retinoblastoma: Early Age Cancer

26 February, 2015
488 Views

Retinoblastoma is a cancer of early childhood, which can affect developing foetuses in the mother’s womb, as well as newborns, toddlers and children up to the age of 5. A lot of parents see the first signs of retinoblastoma after noticing their child’s pupil appearing whitish in bright light. Some parents might even notice this …

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Germ Cell Tumours in Children

26 February, 2015
512 Views

Abnormal groupings of germ cells, which become tumours, tend to develop in the testes or ovaries. Sometimes due to the fact that germ cells can settle in other places along their way to the reproductive organs, tumours can form in those areas as well. The most common places for germ cell tumours outside the reproductive …

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Childhood Lymphoma Risk

26 February, 2015
456 Views

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma This lymphoma is defined by the presence of specific malignant cells termed as Reed-Sternberg cells which are present in the lymph nodes or in other lymphatic tissues. The most common symptom of Hodgkin’s lymphoma is an enlargement of the lymph nodes (known as swollen glands) which is painless and located in the neck …

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Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

26 February, 2015
476 Views

Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are cancers which originate in a certain type of white blood cell called lymphocyte, which is an important component of the body’s immune system. Both these malignancies can cause similar symptoms, but the conditions within which they present themselves are different. The difference between Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma This is …

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