Tag Archives: Cancer

8 things you need to know about breast cancer

Author and breast cancer survivor Nicola Sellars opens up about the things that would have made her cancer journey a little bit easier Any sort of cancer diagnosis can be life-changing and, no matter how ‘prepared’ you might be, there are some things that come with the disease that you simply can’t predict. Here, author and breast cancer survivor Nicola ... Read More »

World Health Day 2018: This is how you can prevent Cancer even if it runs in your family!

World Health Day 2018: This is how you can prevent cancer even if it runs in your family! According to health experts,cancer can be caused by genetic mutations and its risk can multiply if it runs in your family. Cancer can be caused by abnormal genes that get passed to the next generations by those affected. In such a case, it ... Read More »

Dried seahorse, manta ray gills and tiger bones: Can they cure asthma, cancer or AIDS?

A pinch of powdered chimpanzee bone, some gecko saliva, a dash of vulture brain. These are not the ingredients of a fairytale witches’ brew, but some of the prized substances helping drive the multi-billion dollar illegal trade in animal parts touted to cure anything from a hangover or asthma, to cancer and AIDS. Along with better-known products, such as rhino ... Read More »

Hope for early detection: New cancer blood test may find 8 kinds of tumours

A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumours before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday. Further study is needed before the test — called CancerSEEK — can be made widely available for its projected cost of about $500, said the report in the ... Read More »

This anti-ageing protein may increase longevity and combat obesity, cancer

Scientists have revealed the three-dimensional (3D) structure of an anti-ageing protein, that may not only increase human lifespan but also help develop therapies for age-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancers. The Klotho proteins — alpha and beta — named after the Greek goddess Clotho, who spun the thread of life, play an important role in the regulation of ... Read More »

Cancer cells override body clock to survive conditions that kill normal cells

For tumours to grow and spread, cancer cells must make larger than normal amounts of nucleic acids and protein, so they can replicate themselves. Yet in both normal and cancer cells that increase their synthesis of protein, a small percent of those proteins do not fold properly. When that happens, the cell activates its unfolded protein response (UPR), which slows ... Read More »

Breast Cancer – Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, which affect women majorly. Still a rarity amongst men, breast cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the breast. Beginning in the cells of the breast, breast cancer can destroy the nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body. Researchers have ... Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Here are 5 common myths related to the disease

To increase awareness about the disease, October, every year, is referred to as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are a few common myths related to breast cancer: *I won’t get breast cancer. This is the biggest myth people have. It is not just limited to breast cancer. Constant vigilance is necessary to catch diseases like breast cancer at an early stage ... Read More »

Does baby powder really cause ovarian cancer?

You’ve probably heard at some point that baby powder has been linked to ovarian cancer, and that several lawsuits between talcum manufacturers and consumers have been settled with massive payouts because of this potentially deadly connection. But should you really be worried? First of all, in case you’ve never made baby powder a part of your daily hygiene routine, you ... Read More »

Scientists develop drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer

Australian researchers have developed a drug capable of reprogramming the immune system to fight cancer, it was announced on Thursday. The landmark new therapy, developed by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, involves removing immune cells from the body to genetically enhance them before putting them back in the body to fight cancer, Xinhua reports. The form of immunotherapy has previously ... Read More »