Cervical Cancer

  • Vaccination key to combat cervical cancer: Researchers December 26, 2013

    Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and is responsible for nearly 10 percent of cancer deaths in women, particularly in developing countries. In India, it kills over 74,000 women every year. Now, researchers have completed a systematic and comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer in two different...
  • Cervical cancer claims 72,000 lives every year in India: Dr Neerja Bhatla March 8, 2013

    Dr Neerja Bhatla, gynecologist and obstetrician at AIIMS, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on fighting cervical cancer. Q. HPV is a predisposing factor.. use of barrier contraceptive or even better avoiding illegitimate sex would be a better way of prevention? Asked by: Sathyaki A. Barrier contraceptives do...
  • Why Strand Life Sciences wants doctors to genetically profile patients March 7, 2013

    We've all heard tragic stories about someone dying of cardiac arrest on the football field or during a board meeting. What we've heard next are related stories about what a stressful, over-leveraged lifestyle brings along with it. The fact is there are certain genetic mutations, highly prevalent in the Indian...
  • Cervical cancer most common in India January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Cervical cancer can be fully prevented if there is the required awareness. The tragedy, however, is that because of lack of knowledge and an it-cannot-happen-to-me attitude, it is the most common kind of cancer in India today. "It's tragic that cervical cancer mostly hits the young population -...
  • 751 women screened for cervical cancer in 8 hours December 27, 2012

    With 1,30,000 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed every year in the country, India accounts for nearly a third of all new cases in the world. What's worse, in another decade, more than 2.3 lakh new cases of this preventable cancer might be diagnosed annually. Yet, doctors in this campaign...
  • Tobacco's the biggest cause of cancers in India April 3, 2012

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Tobacco is addictive, causes cancer and is killing nearly 1.2 lakh young Indians. Two major studies were released in the past week. A study in the Lancet, and the World Tobacco Atlas both found that tobacco use is the single biggest cause of cancers in India, resulting in...
  • Highest number of cancer deaths among India's youth April 3, 2012

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Tobacco is addictive, causes cancer and is killing nearly 1.2 lakh young Indians. Two major studies were released in the past week. A study in the Lancet, and the World Tobacco Atlas both found that tobacco use is the single biggest cause of cancers in India, resulting in...
  • 6 lakh Indians died of cancer in 2010: report March 29, 2012

    Mumbai: A landmark study published in The Lancet has found that cancer hits Indians much earlier than Westerners. Cancer claimed 6 lakh Indian lives in 2010 and contrary to popular perception, cancer is no longer a disease of the rich. It killed twice as many as poor and illiterate Indians...
  • A herbal cure for cervical cancer January 19, 2011

    Kuala Lumpur: Scientists in Malaysia have claimed to have isolated a natural compound from a local plant which could prevent and treat the dreaded cervical cancer in women. A team of researchers from Universiti Putra Malaysia has discovered a natural compound, isolated from a local herbal plant named "lempoyang" which...
  • Cervical cancer: timing of vaccine crucial January 14, 2011

    Timely HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer, which kills 74,000 women annually. ...
  • New test detect cervical cancer accurately November 23, 2010

    London: Scientists have developed a new and cheaper test that can accurately detect cervical cancer, a breakthrough which they say could save thousands of women who die of the disease every year. The test, known as the Cobas test, delivers overnight results and is highly accurate than the smear test...
  • Cervical cancer: trial and error May 9, 2010

    Khamman district of Andhra Pradesh is on the international map as hot clinical destination for the most debated cervical cancer vaccine. ...
  • Govt to probe servical cancer vaccine April 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Every seven minutes a woman dies of cervical cancer in India. Cervical cancer claims 74,000 lives every year in India. Now a new vaccine claims to prevent it but has drawn a lot of controversy. Reacting to that, the health ministry has launched an investigation into such deaths....
  • Jade Goody's widower Jack Tweed charged with rape September 7, 2009

    London: Jack Tweed, the widower of reality TV star Jade Goody, has been charged with raping a teenaged girl. The news comes barely five months after the death of Goody, who had turned into a public hero due to her battle with cancer. ...
  • Goody buried, praised for cancer-awareness work April 5, 2009

    London: Jade Goody, Britain's biggest reality TV star, was buried near her village home in southeast England on Saturday in one last public moment after a celebrity life lived out in front of television cameras. Thousands of people lined the streets and many others watched the funeral on giant television screens...
  • Jade Goody's life to be turned into film March 25, 2009

    London: Late British reality TV star Jade Goody's life is reportedly being adapted for a film tentatively titled Catch a Falling Star which will detail her poverty-ridden childhood and struggle with cancer. Goody, 27, died on Sunday after a seven-month-long battle with cervical...
  • Jade Goody was happy; she lived her life to the fullest March 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The 7-month long agonizing wait for death came to an end for reality television star Jade Goody. The British celebrity who was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year succumbed to her illness on early Sunday morning. “Jade died at 3:55 this morning, and family and friends would like...
  • Obituary: Hated and admired, Goody was reality TV's shooting star March 22, 2009

    London: Jade Goody was the ultimate reality television star. From shooting to villainy for her racial barbs against a Bollywood actress to becoming an icon of courage in her last moments, the 27-year-old Briton chose a life that would put small screen dramas to shame. Not many people grow up...
  • Reality TV star Jade Goody is dead March 22, 2009

    London: British reality TV star Jade Goody succumbed to cancer, her spokesman Max Clifford confirmed on Sunday. Goody died at home in Upshire, Essex, in the early hours of Sunday (UK Time) after a very public battle with cancer. Goody's cancer diagnosis had come while she was shooting for reality...
  • Doctors praise fighter Jade Goody's strong heart March 21, 2009

    London: Jade Goody was staying alive Friday through willpower and what her doctors called her 'strong heart'. Taking a brief break from her bedside vigil at Jade's home in Upshire, Essex, mum Jackiey, 50, told the website of The Mirror on Thursday, "The nurses are doing a fabulous job." She added, "We...
  • Jade Goody losing battle, but leaving legacy behind March 20, 2009

    London: Jade Goody is fighting a losing battle with cervical cancer. She's possibly the world's most high-profile victim, and yet every year at least 75,000 Indian women die of the disease that is fully treatable, if detected on time. Although she is losing her own battle to the disease, Jade...
  • Family approves magazine tribute to Goody March 19, 2009

    London: After some national newspapers have come out against the reality TV star Jade Goody's tribute issue by a magazine while she is still alive, her family has expressed its support for the edition. Goody's publicist Max Clifford confirmed that her family approved supported the OK magazine for carrying phrases "In...
  • Jade asks for Coke, wants to watch the sunset March 18, 2009

    New Delhi: There has been a huge response in UK to dying, cancer-stricken, reality TV star Jade Goody's campaign for the cancer screening age to be lowered. Thousands are expected to march to Downing street on Wednesday with a petition to review the age limit for cancer screening. Jade Goody...
  • Shilpa unable to meet Jade, not giving up hope March 17, 2009

    Mumbai: Actress Shilpa Shetty rushed to London to meet her former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Jade Goody on hearing that the British reality TV star was close to death but was not allowed to meet her. "When I left for London on Sunday, I thought I'd be able to meet her...
  • Shilpa reaches London to meet Jade one last time March 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Actress Shilpa Shetty rushed to London on Sunday to see reality TV star Jade Goody. Jade has been battling cervical cancer and is said to have very little time left. Shilpa has been in regular touch with Jade on phone after realising her terminal illness, the Mirror reported online....
  • Jade Goody's condition worsens, close to end March 15, 2009

    London: Cancer-stricken British reality television star Jade Goody is said to be close to her end as her condition has worsened dramatically. Goody, 27, was said to be "on the edge of a precipice" on Saturday night, as her condition deteriorated leading to fears she may not live more than a...
  • Jade Goody to spend final days with family March 13, 2009

    London: Things are not looking too good for reality TV star Jade Goody, but she's keeping a brave face. Jade who is battling cancer, left hospital on Wednesday after nearly two weeks to spend her final days with her family. On Wednesday, a frail looking Jade left the West London...
  • Jade Goody to spend her last few days with family March 12, 2009

    New Delhi: British reality TV star Jade Goody, who is battling cancer, has left hospital after nearly two weeks to spend her final days with her family. Jade's fight with cancer has been captured by the media at every stage. She has spent the last year campaigning for various cancer charities...
  • Special show: Battling cervical cancer March 8, 2009

    According to a 2007 WHO report 75,000 Indian women die every year due to cervical cancer. CNN-IBN presents a distinguished panel of doctors who speak about cancer prevention and battling one of the most common diseases to afflict Indian women. ...
  • Dying in spotlight, Jade Goody marries February 22, 2009

    London: British reality TV show star Jade Goody married her boyfriend Jack Tweed in a glamorous wedding on Sunday but unlike much of her celebrity life, the event was not shown on the small screen. Press deals worth nearly a £ 1 million mean that, ironically, the wedding remained hush hush...