Category Archive: Cancer

Basics of Colon Cancer part 1: Symptoms and Screening

Colon and rectum-Alan Hoofring- NCI

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer. As per GLOBOCAN 2008 there are 20,159 newly diagnosed cases of Cancers in India (1). Review of the data from various cancer registries in India shows that there is a gradual increase in the incidence of Colon cancer in India (2). …

Basics of Breast Cancer Part 1: Introduction, Risk Factors and Presentation

Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in India accounting for 115,251 cases in 2008 (1). With modernization and change in life style there is an increase in various risk factors for breast cancer such as delayed pregnancy, obesity (overweight), change in breast feeding habits etc.…