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Beware the Betel Nut Addiction: A Case of Hepatitis C

March 12, 2017 – 5:09 PM |

His skin reminded me of the sooty wax on car engines. At another place, at another time, I might have eyed him suspiciously and clutched my purse more tightly. After all, there were all these …

Chemotherapy in Advanced Age – Weighing a Hefty Cost against Slim Odds of Success

February 12, 2017 – 10:01 AM |

Elderly patients are predicted to represent, in the near future, the largest group of cancer patients.

Waging War Against Cancer: A Peek into Immunotherapy

September 5, 2016 – 10:39 PM |

Recent years have seen the emergence of cancer as a globally feared and somewhat mysterious leading cause of death among populations. Certainly, its insidious nature crafts an unforgiving view in the eyes of the common …

Be Wary and Beware: Cancer and its Avoidable Risk Factors

June 19, 2016 – 4:21 AM |

Cancer is defined as an abnormal growth of cells, with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body . This uncontrolled cell proliferation and growth forms tumors. All tumors are not …

A Closer Look at the Psychological and Social Aspects of Palliative Care

April 7, 2016 – 10:03 PM |

“It is difficult to accept death because of its unfamiliarity, despite the fact that it happens all the time but we never see it” (Ross, 1975). Palliative care is an integrated concept of multiple domains. …

Springing to Life from the Abyss of Death: Courage is Greater than Cancer

January 12, 2016 – 8:31 PM | 2 Comments

Living with cancer is like a can of worms – looking well ostensibly, but getting destroyed inside the body. Helping and supporting cancer patients to improve their quality of life should be a human concern.
 
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Curbing the Tobacco Menace in Pakistan

July 23, 2015 – 11:38 PM |

According to a recent report, the rate of tobacco consumption is increasing globally despite extensive efforts and widespread anti-smoking campaigns. In the report, it was also highlighted that Pakistan is one of fastest growing market …

Central Cancer Registry for SAARC Countries: Turning a Dream into Reality

June 23, 2015 – 4:14 PM |

A registry is a central database; documenting all the cases with certain characteristics. Such database not only helps in the audit of participating hospitals but also provides the government with valuable information to make a …

Polio Virus may Cure Cancer: A Genetic Engineering Miracle

April 25, 2015 – 11:15 AM |

As I browsed aimlessly, checking random websites, I came across something which compelled me to click and read further. ‘Cure of cancer by Polio Virus,’ said the promising headline. Delighted, I rushed to inform my …

A Glimpse into the Historical Journey of How We Came to Understand Cancer

December 12, 2014 – 4:37 PM |

Just like any other branch of pathology, our understanding of cancer has also evolved over the period of our existence. The earliest recognition of cancer can be seen in fossils of dinosaurs that existed 80 …

The Deleterious Effects of Mobile Phone Radiations

November 2, 2014 – 9:06 PM |

Report shows that there are currently more than three billion mobile phone users worldwide. Mobile phone usage has rapidly snowballed in the 21st century, making them an essential part of the telecommunication system. In consequence …

Prevention of Oral Cancer in India – Obstacles Faced and Corresponding Solutions

June 24, 2014 – 7:15 PM |

Oral cancer is one of the most fatal health problems faced by the mankind today. It is considered the 6th leading cause of cancer worldwide. In India, because of cultural, ethnic, geographic factors and the …

Plastic Venom: Bisphenol A and its Possible Health Risks

November 28, 2013 – 4:40 PM |

Take a look around you and you will find innumerable products containing the hazardous compound Bisphenol A. You wake up in the morning, squeeze toothpaste on the toothbrush that contains Bisphenol A, get ready for …