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A Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Pancreatic Cancer

Your pancreas plays a crucial role in digestion. Pancreatic enzymes like lipase, protease and amylase break down your sugars, fats and starches. Not only this, the pancreas also releases the key hormone insulin that allows your body to use sugar for energy. The absence of insulin raises the blood sugar levels in the body.  Despite its key role, the pancreas is prone to cancer as well. 90% of cancers begin in the cells that make enzymes for digestion. Referred t... Read More

Oligometastatic Cancer Cervix – A Missed Opportunity ? Role of Radiotherapy

Cancer of the cervix is one of the commonest causes of female cancer-related deaths among women all over the world. Most of them are treated with Surgery or Concomitant Chemoradiation, with a disease-free survival (DFS) in Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics FIGO stage IIB-IV of 61-76 per cent, suggesting that many patients will present with recurrence. The recurrence rates of cervical cancer are 11% to 22% and 28% to 64% in (FIGO) stage IB-IIA and IIB-IVA diseas... Read More

Low Dose, Low Cost Immunotherapy In Head And Neck Cancers

Head and neck cancers are very common in India due to frequent habit of chewing tobacco and betel quids. The outcome of advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is particularly poor and these patients are usually recommended expensive targeted therapies and immunotherapies which are standard of care in today’s practice. Financial hardship caused by cancer care is far more common than we think. There is growing evidence of financial problems among people with cancer. Read More

Doctor ! When Do You Want To Retire ?

I have had a very successful, very satisfying and very busy academic career. I have been asked how long I would continue to practice. My answer is “As long as it’s fun.” “No tiring, no retiring. Age is not a number but a state of mind. What is the right time for a doctor to retire? This is an oft-asked question. In any job, corporate or otherwise, it is mandatory to retire at a certain age. I think the wisdom of that is that you have a certain level of mental and physical fitness to function wel... Read More

Recognizing the Early Warnings of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer starts in the lungs. It is one of the top causes of cancer deaths globally. Smokers are at the highest risk of getting this disease, though it can also occur in non-smokers. It is recommended to undergo screening if you are at a higher risk. Although active smoking is one of the major causes, passive smoking is also not negligible. In addition, exposure to harmful substances (like radon, air pollution, uranium, asbestos, silica, coal products, and diesel), family history of lung cancer, and ... Read More

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