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Women and Cancer

Recent times have witnessed a spate in the number of cancer cases reported among women. While cancer of the breast is still the most common form of the deadly disease in women, instances of ovarian, cervical, and even oral cancer are on the rise. This encyclopedia section of Medindia gives general information on women and cancer.

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Four-stranded DNA’s Role in Breast Cancer Revealed
For the first time, G-quadruplexes, the four stranded DNA structures were found to play a key role in breast cancer. The finding provides a potential .....
Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines 2020
Highlights:
  • Cervical cancer screening is recommended from the age of 25 to 65 years
  • .....
Fasting Diet may Improve Breast Cancer Therapy
A one-two punch of a fasting diet with hormone therapy could enhance breast cancer treatment effects, reports a new study. The findings of the study a.....
New Nano Drug Targets Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells
New nano drug candidate has been developed by researchers at the University of Arkansas. The nano drug specifically targets and kills triple negative .....
New Drug Candidate Kills Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells
Researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a new nano drug candidate that targets triple negative breast cancer cells. Their study was p.....


About Cancer in Women
Cancer is one of the frequently talked about and most feared disease that falls under the genre of lifestyle diseases that have evolved, rather rapidly, in the past two decades... Read More
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention & Prognosis
Triple-negative breast cancers are ER negative, PR negative, and lack overexpression of HER-2. They are difficult to treat and are very aggressive... Read More
Brain Metastasis - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Brain metastases are caused by the spread of primary tumors to the brain. Lung, breast, melanoma are the three main tumors that cause brain metastases... Read More
Screening for Breast Cancer with Clinical Breast Examination
Clinical breast examination is a simple and inexpensive method of detecting breast cancer especially in women who do not have access to mammography... Read More
Proton Beam Therapy for Cancer Treatment
Proton therapy is a form of radiotherapy for cancer treatment which uses a proton beam that is targeted precisely on the tumor cells, destroying them with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Proton therapy can treat various types of cancer... Read More
Personalized Medicine
Personalized medicine is an advanced method to predict risk of a human to a disease and its early treatment. It is tailor-made precision medicine with least side effects. Pharmacogenomics is the novel concept based on which personalized medicine is designed... Read More
Pap smear and Cervical Cancer Screening
Pap smear is the most common test used in screening cervical cancer caused by an infection with human papilloma virus. Pap smear should be repeated every 1 to 3 years till the age of 65 years... Read More
Male Breast Cancer-Causes-Risk Factors-Signs-Symptoms-Diagnosis-Treatment-FAQs
Most cases of male breast cancer are diagnosed between the ages of 60 and 70 years. Treatment of male breast cancer often involves surgery... Read More
Inherited Breast Cancer Syndromes
Inherited breast cancers are caused due to mutations in genes that increase the risk of breast cancer in women... Read More
Inflammatory Breast Cancer - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis
One of the rare breast cancers, inflammatory breast cancer is marked by redness, swelling and warmth of the breast skin looking like an orange peel. .. Read More



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