January 30th, 2014

Common Myths about Skin Cancer

Experiencing just one blistering sunburn in your life, spending a lot of time in the sun as a child, holding an outdoor job (like a lifeguard or mail carrier), having used a tanning bed, and a family history all put you at increased risk for developing skin cancer. But there are also certain myth people do get affected. Check out these skin care myths that got debunked by the experts from all over the world: Myth: A yearly mole check is all I need for screening. Fact: If you’re not at high risk for skin cancers, once a year is enough, but if you’re fair, have a family history of melanoma, or have suffered several bad sunburns in your life, then meet a dermatologist every six months

January 30th, 2014

Identify the Types of Skin Cancer

Skin cancers are triggered by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, be it from natural sunlight or tanning booths. Luckily, most skin cancers are easy to recognize and slow-growing. Also they can be anywhere; between your toes, under your tongue, or in and around your private areas and not only limited to your arms, legs and head. There are basically three types: Melanoma – These are most deadly form of skin cancer. Read its common signs:   Spreads to other parts of the body and appears as a new spot or an existing spot that changes in colour, size or shape and can affect to skin not normally exposed to the sun. Grows quickly Looks different from common melanomas. Raised and

January 30th, 2014

Exercise To Manage Post Cancer Stress

Surviving cancer and making it through cancer treatment is in itself a great accomplishment. But survivors get various new priorities in life to keep cancer from returning. The latest research suggests that exercise for cancer patients may help. If you’ve made it through the rough road of cancer diagnosis and treatment, you’re probably thinking about what you can do to stay healthy. But just what is the best way to get fit, and maximize your long-term health? Exercise can come from everyday activities such as housework, gardening and walking to the shops. Taking the stairs, stretching, dancing, playing with children and walking everywhere all build fitness and burn kilojoules.

January 30th, 2014

Walk Beyond Post Cancer Body Image

Body image is a complicated subject as it has a great impact on the physicality, emotions, spirituality as well as sexuality of any person. And when the disease like cancer comes in question, its treatment affect the physical appearance and how one feels about oneself a whole lot. Every survivor has different aspects of change in response to their cancer treatment. Some cancer survivors get concerned about their physical aspects, feeling as if their bodies have been damaged while others get more concerned about issues like sexual interest, sexual response or fertility. Some may worry about how such changes impact current relationships or may affect their ability to find a future partner.

October 20th, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month. Indian women are at the risk of getting breast cancer in their forties, which is about 10-15 years younger than the west. Almost all women diagnosed here have kids, get married by 30 and have breast fed. Therefore at least 80% of the cases seen have no risk factors. Breast cancer is growing at an alarming rate. Studies say that the cancer of the breast will soon overtake cancer of the cervix in Indian women. Worldwide every minute a woman is diagnosed of breast cancer. Naturally, as a woman you are worried. Breast cancer can happen to anyone. From 28 to 90-year-olds, I have seen women of all ages getting diagnosed with breast cancer, says Dr

March 15th, 2010

Chewing Tobacco Causes Cancer

“My father chewed tobacco, the leafy kind with limejuice. Now he drinks his food with a straw because oral cancer has wrecked his mouth”, says Arpana Sarin about her 58-year-old dad. According to World Health Organization (WHO) profiles, India has one of the highest rates of oral cancer in the world and rates are still increasing. This disproportionate incidence of oral cancer has been related to the high proportion of tobacco chewers, a habit unique to Indians. “Smokeless or “spit” tobacco contains over 2,000 chemicals, many of which have been directly related to causing cancer. These include nitrosamines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and radiation-emitting

March 5th, 2010

Breast Cancer: Myths versus Facts

Breast cancer is on rise in urban women. Like all cancers, this one too can be cured if detected early. Yet, many myths prevail on the subject. My Health Guardian talks to Dr Siddharth Sahani, leading breast cancer specialist of the town and tells you the truth. 1. Only women with a family history get breast cancer. Of, the majority of women who get breast cancer, 70% have no family history and majority of them have none of the identifiable risk factors. If you have a family history, your chances are increased of getting breast cancer and you should get screening mammograms done earlier than other women. 2. Only women get breast cancer. Men do get breast cancer, although it is rare. If

March 5th, 2010

The Silent Killer—Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer silently saps life out of women. This second most common cancer that affects women betrays no symptoms until it is too late. India is home to one-fourth of the world cervical cases. Among some 1.26 lakh Indian cases, 72,000 die from it annually. Most women who die from cervical cancer are in the prime of their life. They may be raising children, caring for their family, and contributing to the social and economic life of the society. HPV virus o Most cervical cancers are associated with infection with human papillomaviruses (HPV). o HPV is thought to grow preferentially in the epithelium of the glans penis. Scrupulous washing and cleaning of genitals in men may help in

February 16th, 2010

Antioxidants and Cancer

  Nature didn’t make us helpless in the fight against the big C word. We are helped by antioxidant, a big word in our fight against cancer. What exactly is an antioxidant? Oxidation happens in nature in the form of rust forming on the iron. In human body when we process food for energy oxidation happens as a result of which free radicals form. Free radicals are incomplete electron shells, highly reactive in nature and are always hungry for an extra electron. Desperate for that missing electron they steal it from the stable healthy cells and in that process damage its DNA too. This can be the starting point for cancer. Other than processing food for energy, smoking, pollution in the

February 15th, 2010

Cancer Alert

Human body is composed of cells. Each cell has its own genetic material or DNA. In a healthy body cells behave in a regular pattern for multiplication, so as to grow and repair damaged tissues and replace dying cells. If this pattern goes awry, it results in uncontrolled multiplication of cells, eventually forming a tumour. Be Aware In men more common forms of cancer are lung and oral and these are avoidable, because smoking and chewing tobacco is the main reason behind these. Researches say that almost 85 per cent of lung cancer is linked to smoking. The more cigarettes you smoke per day and the earlier you started smoking, the greater your risk of lung cancer. High levels of pollution,

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