cancer

4 Things You Should Know About HPV Related Throat Cancer HPV Or Human Papilloma!

By Dr. Monish De, Oncology, Virus is a kind of infectious disease that can be transmitted sexually. According to research studies, there are more than 40 subtypes of sexually transmitted HPV affecting the throat, mouth and genitals. HPV-16, one such subtype of oral HPV causes throat cancer. The usual symptoms of such…

Breast Cancer Signs And Symptoms

By Aster Cmi Hospital, General Surgery, Breast cancer is characterized by an abnormal multiplication of cells in the tissues of the breast. The disease is the second most common cancer in women, and mostly affects women in the age group 55-65. However, the disease may occur in men as well. Causes- The…

Types Of Oesophageal Cancer You Need To Know Of!

By Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni, Oncology, Esophageal cancer affects the oesophagus which is the long tube connecting the throat to the stomach. The main function of the oesophagus is to transport food from the throat and into the stomach sac. Esophageal cancer can affect any region within the oesophagus, but such a cancer…

Sitting For Prolonged Periods And 4 Other Causes Of Cancer!

By Dr. Dinesh Singh, Oncology, Cancer refers to the complex group of diseases that may result from several probable causes- some of which are common, while others may leave you in disbelief. This article explains the 5 different causes of cancer that you must be aware of- Prolonged sitting: Many people consider desk jobs…

5 Complications Of Lung Cancer You Need To Be Aware Of!

By Dr. Veda Padma Priya, Oncology, Lung cancer is a difficult disease to live with and its treatment can take a toll on a person’s emotional well-being and finances as well. Apart from these issues, there can be some major complications as the disease progresses. As a patient suffering from this condition,…

Ovarian Cancer – What Causes It?

By Dr. Amitava Chakraborty, General Surgery, Ovarian cancer is characterized by malignant growths in the ovaries. Usually most of these growths occur in the epithelium (outer lining) lining of the ovary. The initial stages of this cancer do not exhibit any defined symptom: The symptoms of ovarian cancer are: 1. You may…

Esophageal Cancer: Symptoms To Lookout For!

By Dr. Anil Kamath, Oncology, What is Esophageal cancer? Esophageal cancer, as the name suggests, takes place in the esophagus. Esophagus is the hollow long tube which goes up to the stomach from your throat, and helps in carrying the food from the back of the throat to the stomach for digestion.…

Penile Problems: How Can You Identify?

By Dr. Shyam Mithiya, Sexology,  Penile problems refer to the concerns about the male reproductive organ, the penis. Considering the sensitivity of the organ, special attention is given to these problems, especially in situations wherein the patient is unable to completely voice out their concerns. Penile problems may affect the sex life…

Causes and Treatment Of Peritoneal Cancer

By Dr. Jaydip Biswas, Oncology, Peritoneal cancer is a rare type of cancer which forms in the thin tissue layer present in the abdomen lining. This layer of tissue also lines the bladder, rectum and the uterus. The peritoneal structure is made up of epithelial cells; its role is to produce fluids…

Head And Neck Cancers – What All Should You Know?

By Dr. Mukesh More, Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT), Head and neck cancers usually start in the squamous cells and are also referred to as squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. It occurs in the nose, throat, mouth and salivary glands. Head and Neck cancers are further classified into various categories on the…