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Immunotherapy for cancer, side effects of immunotherapy, Cancer Immunotherapy,
July 27, 2020

Immunotherapy is a relatively new method of treating cancer that involves using the body’s immune system to fight cancerous cells. Immunotherapy can help by boosting the immune system to be more effective in fighting cancer, or by marking cancerous cells, and making it easy for the immune system to identify them.  How does Immunotherapy work? The immune system comprises cells and special organs that protect the body from harmful viruses and infections. The immune system is aware of all

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Cancer care during coronavirus,chemotheraphy,cancer care,oncology
April 29, 2020

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause common cold as well as more severe respiratory diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, reported in China for the first time in December 2019.  The new coronavirus spreads in the same way as common cold or influenza. Experts believe that most individuals who contract the novel

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Breast Cancer,Breast cancer in males,oncology,chemotherapy
April 13, 2020

Social conditioning has led to the term "breast cancer" being associated with women. According to a survey, the number of women undergoing breast cancer tests is almost triple the number of men. But the fact of the matter is that breast cancer affects men, too. Either way, getting diagnosed with cancer is heartbreaking. Thus, the support of loved ones holds immeasurable value to a cancer patient. As a family member, you may wonder how to cope when a loved one has cancer. You may be caught

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Breast Sagging,Tumor size,breast cancer
April 10, 2020

Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers among Indian women. As per a 2019 report published in NCBI, breast cancer constitutes more than 30 per cent of all cancers in females. The survival rate largely depends on early diagnoses and the right treatment. Breast tumour size is an important factor in determining breast cancer stage but not the only one. Other factors like the location of the tumour, how much it has spread, hormone receptor status also play a significant role in

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