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World Cancer Day: Why early detection and treatment can cure about one-third of all cancers

Despite developments in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, half of the world’s population do not get the full range of essential health services. Availability, accessibility, affordability are important factors that cause this gap in care, says Dr Sushmita Ghoshal, Professor and Head, Department of Radiotherapy, PGIMER February 4 is World Cancer Day. But awareness is…
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Cancer treatments may impair heart function or cause long-term cardiac damage

While cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation are critical to treating cancers, research shows that some of these treatments may impair heart function or cause long-term heart damage. Although these cardiovascular risks should not deter life-saving cancer treatment, understanding how treatment impacts the heart and early signs of cancer-related cardiotoxicities may help patients and…
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Study Finds Increased Cancer Mortality in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

New research has found that cancer mortality in individuals with type 2 diabetes is substantially higher than the general population, according to a study published in Diabetologia. The study found that cancer mortality rates among patients with type 2 diabetes were 18% higher for all cancers combined, 9% higher for breast cancer, and 2.4 times higher…
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Researchers Identify Molecular Mechanism Connected to Cancer, Heart Disease

Investigators have made a major step toward understanding some cancers and cardiovascular disease, with the discovery of a molecular mechanism by which the protein PCSK9 degrades the receptor of low-density lipoproteins (LDL). LDLs are the richest cholesterol particles in the bloodstream and can accumulate in the blood, leading to atherosclerosis and heart disease. The level…
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