What is CanceRx?

Solving the cancer conundrum! CanceRx is aiming to solve the growing problem of cancer. Worldwide there is a dearth of well qualified trained oncologists. In India, the number of oncologists stands at a dismal 2000 for a country with 1.2 billion people. The only way to solve the cancer conundrum is online.  CanceRx aims to connect cancer patients to some of the best oncologists in the country, who can offer them 2nd opinions on their cancer treatment. The platform aims to help patients via a 2nd opinion by a panel of medical, surgical and radiation oncologists. For patients who have just been diagnosed with…

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What is Ovarian Cancer

Cancer originating in the cells of the ovaries is called Ovarian cancer . If diagnosed early while the tumor is still limited to the ovary, the cure rate is better than 90 percent. Sadly, about two-thirds of women with ovarian cancer ignore early symptoms and seek medical attention by the tumor is already advanced and has spread outside of the ovaries. Part of the problem lies with nonspecific symptoms and symptoms which arise only when cancer has spread. Some of the early symptoms may include: Swelling of the abdomen Abdominal or pelvic pain Experiencing difficulty while eating or fullness Frequent…

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Stomach Cancer Treatment in India

STOMACH CANCER Did you know that stomach cancer also referred to as gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in individuals? The stomach holds food temporarily. Mucosal cells produce mucus for lining the stomach. Uncontrolled growth of cells in the stomach leads to what we call stomach or gastric cancer Adenocarcinoma’s form the majority of stomach cancers. Gastric Lymphoma, Carcinoid tumor from the stomach cells hormones and gastrointestinal stromal tumors from interstitial cells, cancer of the peritoneum are few other types of stomach cancers. Symptoms of stomach cancer: An individual affected by gastric cancer is likely to…

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Colon Cancer Treatment in India

Uncontrolled cell growth in the colon leads to what is known as colon cancer. Major causes of colon cancer include polyps, genetic traits, habits, diet and other medical factors. The major types of colon cancer are: Primary colorectal lymphomas Gastrointestinal stromal tumors Lecomyosarcomas Carcinold tumors Melanomas Symptoms of colon cancer are: Weight loss Anemia Abdominal pain Blood in the stool Stool consistency change Diarrhea or constipation maybe experienced Stools maybe narrow Bowel movement pain Fatigue Diagnosing colon cancer For a diagnosis full physical examination is carried out along with a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. It involves inserting a long flexible tube…

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Breast Cancer Treatment in India

Breast Cancer Breast cancer is a medical condition referring to the uncontrolled growth of cells in the breast manifesting as tumors or lumps. This is usually a result of a variety of mutagens that interfere with the genetic make-up of the breast cells.  Breast cancer is the second largest cancer affecting women , though breast cancer affects men too but largely goes undiagnosed due to lack of awareness. What are some of the common breast cancer symptoms? One may experience general breast or nipple pains Abnormal nipple discharge apart from the usual breast milk Nipples and Breast skin that are…

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What is Kidney Cancer

What is Kidney Cancer: Our Kidneys are pair of bean snapped organs about the size of a fist attached to the upper back wall of the abdomen one to the right and the other to the left whose primary function to purifies the blood and remove excess water, salt, and waste product.  Kidney cancer usually manifests as a malignant tumour in the kidney. Causes of Kidney Cancer: Though the real cause of kidney cancer is unknown, certain factors has been noted to increase the risk of the disease. Obesity- Being obsessed may cause hormonal imbalance which could lead to increase…

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Myraids RiskScore Test for Breast Cancer

Myriad’s riskScore test for breast cancer risk adds a second layer of precision in breast cancer testing and diagnosis Less than 10 % of women undergoing genetic testing for breast cancer test positive for any of all the 11 genes known to directly impact breast cancer risk. Myriad’s new riskScore assessment test looks at the balance 90 %. Myriad’s new risk Score genetic test is designed to quantify a woman’s five-year and lifelong risk of developing breast cancer. In practice it is a follow up test. The risk Score test is indicated for women with a family history of breast cancer that don’t carry mutations in any of the key genes, like BRCA1/2. Instead, it looks at 80 point mutations (SNPs) that have a bearing…

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Pediatric Cancers

Pediatric Cancers Pediatric Cancers are the cancers affecting children. There are three major types of Pediatric cancers which are further subcategorized, (1) Leukemia, which is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), (2) Lymphoma, divided into Hodgkin and Non Hodgkin (3) Solid Sarcomas, which include Brain Tumors, Ewing Tumors, Eye Cancers, Germ Cell Tumors, Kidney/Wilms Tumors, Liver cancer, Neuroblastoma, Osteosarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Thyroid Cancer. From tomorrow we will cover each of these cancer separaetely (1) Leukemia (Cancer of the Blood)                                      Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. Blood cells originate and develop inside Bone marrow, in…

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Urological Cancers or Cancers Affecting Men

Urological Cancers, Types, Symptoms Urological cancers are cancers that include of kidney, bladder and prostate and testicles. The urological signs and symptoms majorly depend on cancer stage and type per se. Therefore, below are the different types, signs and symptoms of cancers; Prostate Cancer Most people with this type of cancer may not have noticeable signs and symptoms of this disease, but as Prostate cancer grows, the following may be noticed. Trouble during urination; difficult at the start of urination or holding back of urine Weak or interruption of urine stream Discomfort in the pelvic Pains in the bones Having…

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Why are their no symptoms for cancer sometimes till the last stage?

Most cancers do not cause symptoms until late due to the phenomenal resilience and immunity that our bodies have. Which is why regular checkups which lead to early detection of cancer are a must.  Most stomach cancers do not have any symptoms except the loss of appetite, acid reflux, stomach pain, feeling of fullness which many of us may relate to a bout of indigestion or a stomach infection.  Kidney cancer never has symptoms at an early stage.  Early stage liver cancer symptoms are often pain on the right side of the abdomen, loss of appetite. Pancreatic Cancers are rarely found operable unless they invade the bile…

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Did you know that 60 out of 100 men are likely to be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer?

  The above statistics of hold good as men age and most affected are those beyond 65. Though the statistics may seem disheartening, only one in thirty-nine people may die as a result of prostate cancer. That means that the average percentage of people who have died from prostate cancer is about 0.027%, probably the least possible for any form of cancer. There are many treatments option for prostate cancer. The hardest part is simply informing yourself and your family about various treatment options available, their estimated costs and the ability to choose the best treatment option available based on…

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Irrfan Khan’s fight against cancer

Irrfan Khan and his fight against cancer:     Irrfan Khan, a talented and renowned actor known particularly for his roles in Salaam Bombay!, Life in a… Metro, and Hindi Medium, amongst other notable films in both Hindi cinema and Hollywood, put it best when he quoted Margaret Mitchell in the acknowledgement of his own fight with neuroendocrine cancer. “Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect.” Irrfan released a statement letting the world know that he had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor, a type of cancer after he was forced to stop filming his current…

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