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World Cancer Day 2023: Early Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

World Cancer Day 2022 is observed annually on the 4th of February, with an aim to create awareness about the disease amongst people. This year, with the theme of 'closing the care gap', let us know some early symptoms of the disease; Any lump or swelling in the breast or elsewhere, Any sore that does not heal, Unusual bleeding or discharge, Difficulty or pain in… read-more

Sat, 04 Feb 2023 - 11:51 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: World Cancer, Early Symptoms, Health Awareness, disease, Cancer

Courtesy: Johns Hopkins

Anshu Jain

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Former Deutsche Bank Co-CEO Anshu Jain Dies At 59

Anshu Jain, worldwide banker from India, died after a nearly five-year fight with cancer. He was the previous co-CEO of Deutsche Bank and was instrumental in the growth of the German bank. Jain died in London after being diagnosed with duodenal cancer in 2017. Jain outlived his first cancer diagnosis by four years because of “a combination of exhaustive personal research, tactical skill, amazing caregivers, and sheer force of will.” 

Sun, 14 Aug 2022 - 03:02 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Cancer, Anshu Jain, co-CEO, Deutsche Bank, Death

Courtesy: DNA INDIA

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

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Johnson & Johnson To Discontinue Global Sales Of Talc-Based Baby Powder From 2023

Johnson & Johnson on August 11 said it will terminate global sales of talc-based baby powder in 2023. J&J in 2020 discontinued selling its talc Baby Powder in US and Canada due to demand drop caused by the "misinformation" about the product's safety and a torrent of legal challenges. J&J is facing around 38,000 lawsuits from consumers and their survivors alleging that asbestos exposure in its talc products caused cancer.  

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 - 12:00 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Johnson & Johnson, talc-based baby powder, Sales, Cancer, lawsuit

Courtesy: India Today

Pratima Tiwari

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UP Girl Scores 97.75% In CISCE 12th Board Exam While Fighting Cancer

Pratima Tiwari of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, obtained 97.75 % in CISCE ISC class 12 examination 2022. In August, she was diagnosed with Acute Minor Leukemia. The 17-year-old girl stated, "I didn't have a consistent schedule due to my untimely sickness and hospital visits. However much I could read, I read with full concentration." Pratima's school organised the exam for her to… read-more

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 - 05:32 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Cancer, Exams, Topper, CISCE, Class 12 Board Exam

Courtesy: DNA INDIA

Assamese Actor Kishor Das

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Assamese Actor Kishor Das Passes Away Due To Cancer

Kishor Das, 30-year-old Assamese actor, died on July 3 following a year-long fight with cancer. Since March, Kishor Das has been getting cancer treatment at a Chennai hospital. According to reports, he was also infected with COVID-19 at the time of his death. Kishor's last rituals will be held in Chennai. However, according to COVID-19 rules, his mortal remains could not be returned to his homeland of Kamrup in Assam. 

Sun, 03 Jul 2022 - 06:51 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Assamese, Actor, Cancer, Kishor Das, Covid-19

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Reduce Medicine GST, Make Indigenous Vaccines Available In India, Advises Parliamentary Panel

A parliamentary panel proposed lowering the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on pharmaceuticals and making indigenous vaccinations available for the treatment of cancer patients in India on June 28. Officers from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare were there to address the crucial problem of accessible cancer treatment in India. According to the Ministry of Health, only six of India's 22 AIIMS had cancer treatment facilities. 

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 - 05:44 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: GST, Drugs, Cancer, treatment, Ministry of health

Courtesy: Zee News

Singer Toby Keith

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Singer Toby Keith Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer, Hopes To Return To Stage Soon

Toby Keith, country music superstar, stated on June 12 that he has been fighting stomach cancer since the fall of last year, but has undergone treatment and will be back on stage soon. The singer indicated that he would like to spend time with his family, and would like to communicate with fans "sooner than later." His hits include "Red Solo Cup" and "I Wanna Talk About Me." 

Mon, 13 Jun 2022 - 12:25 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: stomach cancer, Country music, Toby Keith, Cancer, SINGER

Courtesy: ANI


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Clinical Test Confirms Cancer-Eradicating Medicine For 'First Time In History'

A clinical experiment found that after six months of using a medication, 12 individuals with rectal cancer had no symptoms of tumor. The medicine Dostarlimab was used in trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York. This is "the first time this has happened in the history of cancer," said Dr. Luis A. Diaz J., MSKCC. Researchers said the medicine seemed beneficial, but a larger-scale experiment is required.

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 - 04:22 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Cancer, United States, Scientists, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, clinical trial

Courtesy: ANI

Cancer awareness


Bihar To Set Up Chemotherapy Units With Centre's Help

Bihar is aiming to set up chemotherapy units in Patna, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Gaya and Purina under the National Health Mission and sought Centre's help. Ashok Ghosh leading the research division of Mahavir Cancer institute reported 50,000-60,000 cancer cases annually. The State government also launched cancer awareness drives in 14 districts. Health Minister Mangal Pandey said with the help of Tata Memorial Hospital for detection of mouth,… read-more

Mon, 07 Mar 2022 - 04:21 PM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: Bihar, Cancer, Cancer awareness, chemotherapy, Hospitals

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Manashaa donating to the cancer patients
Journalist Wins Cancer Patients' Hearts With Hefty Donation; Medicines, Diapers

Manashaa G, a journalist by profession, won the hearts of people at Chennai's Egmore Children's Government Hospital after she raised funds and donated over 120 bundles of adult diapers and medicines to cancer patients. Manashaa, whose aunt succumbed to cancer in 2019, said, "instead of donating money, people should talk to… read-more

Tue, 01 Feb 2022 - 09:58 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: journalist, Cancer, Chennai, Adult diapers, Medicines

Courtesy: Brifly News