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Cancer screening reach more in Telangana, hence spike in reported cases

This article was originally published in The News Minute and has been republished with permission.  By Nimeshika Jayachandran Telangana is seeing a drastic increase in the suspected number of cancer cases recorded in the state, particularly oral, breast and cervical cancers, new data from the National Health Profile shows. Over 9,000 new suspected cases having been recorded in the […]

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Bollywood cancer cases shine light on national crisis

Social media is abuzz with reports of two famous Bollywood actors announcing their diagnosis of cancer. The stories have elicited emotional outburst all across the country and again brought to light India’s tough battle with cancer.  First Irrfan Khan — star of over fifty Bollywood films and numerous international box office hits —  announced in

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Early detection in rural areas may stem cancer epidemic

Breast cancer kills tens of thousands of women every year in India. Those in rural environments may not have access to healthcare facilities in order to receive check ups, leading to late stage cancer development before treatment is obtained by the patient. This lack of early detection could lead to a far higher risk of

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A fatal lack of awareness: Breast cancer in India

  Late diagnoses could lead to 76,000 breast cancer deaths a year by 2020, claims a new study. Breast cancer: Common and deadly The study, published in the Journal of Business Research, says a lack of awareness surrounding the disease is causing late diagnoses. This increases the risk that, when detected, the cancer is too

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Infrared breast cancer detection

Indian researchers are making groundbreaking research in the field of cancer diagnosis. Two separate projects are underway making use of infrared and near infrared light in the detection of breast cancer. The announcement of these projects comes shortly after a previous article in Health Issues India covering a study at Tezpur University regarding the usage

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