Lung Cancer

  • Modi wishes quick recovery for Sushil Koirala June 30, 2014

    Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished "full and speedy recovery" to his Nepal counterpart Sushil Koirala who is suffering from first stage lung cancer and is in a New York hospital. In a letter to Koirala, Modi has said: "I also take this opportunity to offer my best wishes...
  • Nepal PM Koirala diagnosed with lung cancer June 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has been diagnosed with lung cancer at a US hospital, his personal physician said on Thursday. Koirala, 75, flew to the US 10 days ago for medical treatment as his doctors advised him to have a thorough medical check-up in a well-equipped hospital after black...
  • 60-year-old notorious poacher Sansar Chand dies of lung cancer March 18, 2014

    Notorious poacher Sansar Chand, who was accused of killing tigers and other animals in Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, died in Jaipur on Tuesday. The wildlife smuggler was suffering from lung cancer and other ailments and was admitted to the SMS Hospital in Jaipur on March 14, hospital sources said. Sansar Chand,...
  • Botham, Hussain pay tributes to Tony Greig December 29, 2012

    London: Former England captains Ian Botham and Nasser Hussain have led the tributes to their late predecessor Tony Greig, who died on Saturday at the age of 66. The South Africa-born Greig, a swashbuckling middle-order batsman and medium-fast bowler, passed away at his home in Sydney, two months after being...
  • Delhi set to ban gutka soon August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The capital is set to ban gutka sales across the city. The government told the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that the ban would be put into effect soon. The Sheila Dikshit government was replying to a PIL demanding a ban on gutka products. The PIL was filed by doctors...
  • Living It Up: How to quit smoking August 11, 2012

    Join Anupam in a crash course in smoking de-addiction. ...
  • Cancer drugs to cost less, Cipla slashes prices May 5, 2012

    Mumbai: After the Indian government recently lifted a patent license, Indian pharma major, Cipla, has announced a massive reduction of up to 76 per cent in its cancer drug prices. Following the move, the price of Cipla's generic kidney cancer drug, Sorafenib, will be available at Rs 6,840 a month from...
  • Stop asking me about my illness, urges Yuvraj May 1, 2012

    Chandigarh: Tired of replying to the queries regarding his illness, Yuvraj Singh, recovering from a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs, said it made him feel ill again when people kept asking him about his health. "Don't ask me about my illness. You make me feel as if I am...
  • 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...
  • Yuvraj at the end of his chemotherapy March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing chemotherapy in Boston for a rare germ cell cancer, is in the last leg of his treatment and is eagerly waiting for it to end in the next four days. The flamboyant left-hander has said that only four days are left for his chemotherapy. "My...
  • Yuvraj diagnosed with cancer: Reports February 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh has been diagnosed with the first stage of cancer, according to reports, and is undergoing treatment in the United States. The left-hander has been in the US since last month, being treated for what was earlier believed to be a tumour in the lungs. In October it was...
  • Medical breakthroughs of 2011 December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: 2011 was a year not just of landmark political revolutions but also of medical marvels. Be it HIV prevention or a vaccine for malaria, 2011 saw many medical breakthroughs. Here's a look at the top five: HIV treatment as prevention: It has been deemed as the most important scientific breakthrough...
  • Living it up: smoking kills 1 in 5 males in India October 3, 2011

    On this episode join Anupam, a smoker, on a crash course in smoking de-addiction. ...
  • Lung cancer on rise in Delhi due to pollution September 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Air pollution in Delhi is at an all time high and causing a dramatic increase in the number of cases of lung cancer. AIIMS figures have found that out of 13,000 new cancer cases each year, almost one-third are in non-smokers. The study has found that the Delhi...
  • Germany: dogs trained to sniff lung cancer September 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Doctors in Germany have trained dogs to sniff out lung cancer from a sample of person's breath. The dogs are trained to lie down when they detect a cancer sample and can look forward to receiving a treat. Bonni is no regular german shepherd - she's among the several...
  • Toenails can reveal if you have cancer March 9, 2011

    London: Scientists have claimed that our toenails can indicate if we are going to have lung cancer. Clippings could be used to predict the risk years before the disease actually develops, they suggest. In a study conducted to measure nicotine levels in toenail samples from both smokers and non-smokers, the team of...
  • Scientists crack cancer code, to transform cure December 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Scientists say they have cracked the cancer code and have mapped the entire genetic code of two of the most common cancers - skin and lung cancer. Mapping of cancer code is a huge breakthrough and may soon herald blood tests that could detect tumours far earlier than currently...
  • Prolific author John Updike dies of cancer at 76 January 28, 2009

    Atlanta Author John Updike, regarded as one of the greatest and most prolific writers in modern American letters, died on Tuesday, his publicist said. He was 76. Updike passed away after battling lung cancer. He lived in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. "He was one of our greatest writers, and he will be sorely...
  • Green tea may help fight lung cancer June 17, 2007

    New York: Green tea may help fight lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in both women and men throughout the world, shows a recent study. Qing-Yi Lu, PhD, of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and other researchers exposed a sample...
  • Smokers beware! Cancer is for all June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Did you know February 4 is observed as the World Cancer Day? The deadly disorder is a subject of research since no possible cure is available for the disease till date. It is important to know certain basic precautions that can reduce the risk of Cancer. Lung Cancer—one of...
  • Smokers, you are puffing radioactivity December 19, 2006

    New Delhi: Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko's death due to polonium made headlines, but few realise that the same polonium is also present in cigarette that they smoke. In fact it is the main causes of lung cancer in smokers. "Cigarette smoke contains radioactivity. Smokers slowly poison themselves and also the...