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Cancer

Cancer involves abnormal growth of cells that eventually invade other organs and spread to the other parts of the body. There are over 100 types of cells affecting human beings. Cancer has been linked to excessive tobacco use, alcohol consumption, eating a lot of processed foods, obesity, lack of exercise and poor diet. Not all, but a lot of cancers can be prevented by following a correct lifestyle comprising of a healthy diet of fruits, grains and vegetables, avoiding processed food and red meat and with vaccination against certain infections. Men and women above 60 should go for yearly screening of breast/prostrate to detect it early.

What is Cancer? Cancer is a group of diseases where abnormal cells divide uncontrollably. It is the second most common cause of death in developing countries. Understanding Cancer Growth The human body is made of basic units called cells. Old cells...
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Greying of hair is not just a sign of aging, but also sometimes is a result of environmental and lifestyle factors. While some like to embrace their salt and pepper to silver white hair look, some resort to using...
Coffee is the third-most consumed non-alcoholic beverage in India after water and tea. Thousands of Indian older adults start their day with hot coffee. Cold coffee, latte, cappuccino, espresso, coffee with ice cream/cold drinks are the latest ideas coffee...
What is Prostate Cancer? Prostate Cancer affects the small walnut-sized gland called Prostate in the male reproductive system, responsible for making seminal fluid. Prostate cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate gland grow and multiply and multiply. Also Read: 3...
Understanding the Gallbladder and the Bile Ducts The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located just below the liver. Its main function is to store, concentrate and ensure release of bile (a fluid produced by the liver that aids in...
What is Liver Cancer Liver cancer occurs in liver either primarily or as a spread from cancer at some other place in the body. Understanding Liver Cancer The liver is the largest internal organ. It has several important functions like storage of vital...
Also Read: Cervical Cancer: Overview, Symptoms and Treatment
Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably, destroying tissues in the body. Around 11.2 lacs of new cancer cases were reported and around 4.91 lacs deaths occurred due to cancer in India in 2014. More than...
What is Pancreatic Cancer? The pancreas is an essential endocrine as well as an exocrine organ located behind the stomach. Its main function is to produce an enzyme that helps in digesting fats, proteins and carbohydrates. It also produces insulin...
Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and Human Extraordinaire Passes Away at 63, Battling Cancer Manohar Parrikar, four times Goa Chief Minister, passed away at his son’s residence in Goa late evening on 17th March, 2019. He was diagnosed with pancreatic...

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