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This section consists health articles on cancer – covering all common and uncommon disorders caused by cancer in the body. Click here to view top oncologists in India.

Colon Cancer Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

colon cancer causes, symptoms and treatments

Colon cancer forms when the uncontrolled cell growth happens in the cells of the large intestine which results in colon cancer causes. It is not necessarily the same as rectal cancer, but they often occur together in what is called colorectal cancer. Rectal cancer originates in the rectum, which is …

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Colon Cancer – Risk Factors

Colon Cancer Risk Factors

A risk factor might increase the chances of getting the disease but doesn’t confirm its occurrence. There are few risk factors involved with colon cancer which are genetically inherited and not much can be done about them. Other factors like diet, lifestyle and environmental factors however can be controlled and …

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Blood Cancer Treatment Myths Debunked

Blood Cancer Myth

Blood cancer is a generalised term for describing the cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic system. The overall symptoms include swollen or bleeding gums, headaches, common flu-like symptoms (nights sweats, chills), swollen tonsils, bone pain, weight loss and fatigue. It is advisable for you to consult your …

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Breast Cancer in Men

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is not limited to just women, men also suffer from this disease, although one in every one thousand men have been diagnosed positive for it. Both men and women are born with breast tissues, and the development of cancer cells in these tissues causes breast cancer. It is …

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Can Cancer Survivors be Organ Donors?

Organ Donors

Several cancer survivors look forward to helping patients who require organ donation. They understand the need and urgency of the situation and want to be a helping hand. It is possible for cancer survivors to be organ donors. Although, according to oncologists, there are several complications related to cancer survivor …

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Myth: Prostate Cancer isn’t Deadly

Prostate Cancer

Before we talk and discuss the myths surrounding Prostate Cancer, it is imperative that we talk about the disease in order to understand the nuances involved with regards to the myths involved. Prostate cancer is cancer that affects the prostate, a gland usually found beneath the bladder in men. The …

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Brain Tumor Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Brain Tumor Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Generally, cells in our body ages die and are replaced by the new ones. But with cancer and tumors, this cycle is disrupted. tumor cells grow and unlike other normal cells, they don’t die. Eventually, tumor continues to grow more as more and more cell are added to this abnormal …

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Precautions to Follow to Avoid Cancer

Cancer doctor

According to studies, one in every two men and one in every three women can be affected by cancer. As a precaution, everyone should try to reduce the chances of getting cancer by following a healthy lifestyle along with anti-cancer foods. Though, you can always consult a cancer doctor if …

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How can I quit smoking?

Smoking

Nicotine is the primary addictive substance in cigarettes. It causes harm to many parts of the body, including the Brain, Lungs, Heart, and Kidney. Smoking is one of the leading causes of Cancer, as well as many other diseases. Smoking leads to: Heart Diseases Strokes Bronchitis Emphysema Cataract Bone Diseases …

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Understanding Sarcomas

Understanding Sarcomas

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 …

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10 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer

10 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). All sexually active women are at risk of developing this cancer. Like other cancers, the chances of remission are greater when signs of cervical cancer is detected and treated at an …

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5 Ovarian Cancer Fact Every Woman should know?

Ovarian Cancer Fact

Ovarian Cancer Fact 1: Every Women is at Risk Almost every woman is susceptible to developing ovarian cancer, being overweight just increases the risk. It is good to be aware of the symptoms, factors that can cause increased risk of developing and family history. So the first Ovarian Cancer Fact …

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Does Eating Grilled Food Cause Cancer?

Does Eating Grilled Food Cause Cancer?

Grilling is one of the most popular forms of cooking that involves dry heat applied to the surface of food, commonly from above or below. It is preferred means of cooking for most restaurants given that it helps in cooking the meat quickly and it adds a smoky flavor to food. It is …

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Understanding Oral Cancer

Understanding Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of cells that happens in the oral cavity which includes lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat). This may appear as sore in the mouth that does not go away.   Risk Factors of …

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Fast Food & Cancer – Is there a relation?

Fast Food & Cancer - Is there a relation?

There has been a lot of discussion around the ill effects of eating fast food. It has been generally linked to a lot of health conditions like obesity, hypertension, hyper-cholesterolemia and many more. However, there have been limited studies to find out the relation between fast food and cancer. Most …

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Head and Neck Cancer – Causes & Symptoms

Head and Neck Cancer - Causes & Symptoms

Head and Neck Cancer are identified by the area in which they begin. They affect the oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx and lymph nodes in the neck. They begin in the squamous cells which line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck and …

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How Does Tobacco Contribute To Oral Cancer?

stop smoking

According to Mouth Cancer Foundation, approximately 90% of people suffering from oral cancers are tobacco users. India has the highest incidences of oral cancers in the world. According to Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) about 80,000 new cases of oral cancers are diagnosed annually and more than 50,000 Indian men die …

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Ovarian Cancer: Complications, Treatment & Support

Ovarian Cancer: Complications, Treatment and Support

Ovaries are the female reproductive organs situated on either side of the Uterus. Ovarian Cancer, as the name suggests, starts in the Ovaries. It is the fifth most common form of Cancer and causes more deaths than any other form of female reproductive Cancer. Mostly found in women aged 40 …

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Colorectal Cancer Treatment Options

There are different types of treatment for patients with colon cancer. The colorectal cancer treatment options differ from case to case. Surgery It is the most preferred treatment option and involves removal of the cancerous tissue to control further spread. Depending on the stage of the colon cancer and how far …

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Things to Take Care Of while Undergoing Chemotherapy

chemotherapy

Chemotherapy has been the cornerstone for addressing late stage cancers and might be the most effective treatment for cancer which has metastasized. But Chemotherapy sessions can be very exhaustive, both physically and mentally and may affect the emotional well-being of the patients with it’s side effects. However, its benefits over …

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