Stomach cancer FAQs

Stomach cancer is more rampant than people may think. The following are some of the frequently asked questions about stomach cancer. How common is stomach cancer? Stomach cancer is the fifth most common cancer among men and seventh among women in India. It is the second most common cause of cancer death globally, with nearly…

Throat cancer and risk factors

Throat cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the pharynx (the hollow tube inside the neck that starts behind the nose and ends at the top of the windpipe) and larynx (voice box). Larynx and pharynx cancers are the third most common cancers diagnosed in Indian males after lung and oral cavity cancer. More…

What you need to know about eye cancer?

Retinoblastoma is a cancer of the inner part of the eye which is known as the retina. The retina normally acts like a film of a camera that captures images and imparts us with vision. Retinoblastoma is caused by a mutation in a gene controlling cell division, causing cells to grow out of control. In a…

Passive yoga for cancer patients

Why did this happen to me? What can I do to make it better? How can I stop the Cancer from spreading? These are a few unanswered questions that are likely to cross a Cancer patient’s mind when diagnosed with the deadly disease. Cancer patients during their treatment face several physical and emotional challenges. The pain…

What Is thyroid cancer?

Thyroid malignancy is the most common endocrine malignancy. The cancer accounts for more than 90 per cent of all endocrine malignancies, but represents only about one per cent of all human cancers. The worldwide incidence of thyroid cancer is approximately 1,40,000. The excellent long-term survival rates seen in patients who have thyroid cancer is reflected…

Learn about kidney cancer

Kidney cancer comprises of three percent of all cancers. The most common subtype is the renal cell carcinoma. It is more commonly seen in the United States than in India. It is a slow growing cancer in majority of the cases, but behaves aggressively in some patients. Kidney Cancer Causes The cause of kidney cancer…

Cancer of the lung

High occurrence of lung cancer and poor survival rates make it a very important public health problem, and also a leading cause of cancer death in the world. Most patients have locally advanced lung cancer at the time of diagnosis. As per the Madras Metropolitan Tumour Registry (MMTR) Chennai, in 2006-2008, cancer of the lung…

What is oral cancer?

Oral cancer, which includes the cancer of lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and throat, can be life threatening if not diagnosed at the right time. Tobacco and Cancer Over one-third of all cancers are related to the use of tobacco. Tobacco-related cancers constitute a major proportion of the so-called…