Tumour

  • Chinese man hospitalised with 100-kg tumour July 1, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese doctors are preparing to remove a 1.2-metre-long tumour weighing more than 100 kg from the waist of a man who has lived with it since childhood. ThiYang Jianbin, who is in his 30's, has been given two hospital beds to accommodate his giant tumour, which currently makes up...
  • Veer: Differently-abled Deepa Malik a record breaking swimmer February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A restaurant owner, a rally car driver, a record breaking swimmer, Deepa Malik handles all these roles and much more with equal ease. She does all of this from her wheelchair. Deepa got to know about the tumour in her spinal cord when her husband was fighting the Kargil...
  • World's tallest girl hates romantic stroll with boyfriend December 23, 2012

    London: Elisany da Cruz Silva, the world's tallest teen girl at 6ft 8in, dislikes hanging out with her 'tiny' boyfriend as one could easily mistake him as her little brother or son. Francinaldo da Silva Carvalho, who is just 5ft 4in tall, has to crane his neck to get a...
  • Scientists discover why brain tumours are difficult to treat October 23, 2012

    New York: The most common and aggressive brain tumour grows by turning normal brain cells into stem cells, which can continuously replicate and regrow, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found. These stem cells can regrow a tumour with only a handful of cells left behind which...
  • Scientists decode how cancer protein triggers tumours September 30, 2012

    Washington: Scientists have discovered that a cancer protein can trigger variety of tumours since unlike other cell growth regulators it doesn't turn genes on or off but instead boosts the expression of genes that are already turned on. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health in US and colleagues have...
  • 700-gm tumour removed from infant's body September 3, 2012

    Dharwad: Doctors at the SDM Hospital, led by pediatric surgeon Dr Venkatesh Annigeri, have performed a rare, but successful surgery by removing a large mass of flesh in the back of a seven-day-old girl. This mass, which occurs in the lower part of back and harbours even cancerous tissue within...
  • Rosie O'Donnell: I'm married, selling art on eBay August 28, 2012

    Los Angeles: Rosie O'Donnell has announced that she married her fiancee, Michelle Rounds, in a private ceremony in June, just days before Rounds had surgery to treat desmoid tumours. The 50-year-old TV personality also said on her blog that she is selling original paintings on eBay to raise money for the...
  • Doctors confident Yuvraj won't suffer relapse April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh has arrived home in India after cancer treatment in United States and doctors are confident the player will not suffer a relapse, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Monday. The 30-year-old was told last year that he had a golf ball-sized...
  • Don't look back, live strong buddy: Armstrong's message to Yuvraj April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Recuperating after undergoing three cycles of chemotherapy for a malignant tumour between his lungs, Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh received an inspiring video message from his "real life hero" Lance Armstrong - the cycling legend whose own successful battle with cancer is well-documented. "Very special and inspiring message from 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...
  • Yuvraj may be out for 6 months February 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Star batsman Yuvraj Singh is unlikely to play in the fifth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) due to treatment of his non-malignant lung tumour and might be out of competitive cricket for about six months. According to sources close to the cricketer, Yuvraj is currently in the United...
  • Yuvraj vows to come out of ailment November 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Crowd-pleasing batsman Yuvraj Singh has told cricket fans it is simply a matter of time before he is back playing again after being diagnosed with a non-malignant lung tumour. A wave of sympathy swept the country when his mother said in a statement at the weekend that the...
  • 'Yuvraj's tumour not life-threatening' November 27, 2011

    Shabnam, mother of Yuvraj Singh, and Virat Kohli give their respective views to CNN-IBN. ...
  • Yuvraj Singh battling lung tumour November 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh has a "non-malignant tumour" in his left lung and that is the reason why the flamboyant left-hander has opted out of the upcoming ODI series against West Indies. Yuvraj has been troubled by health issues since the World Cup, which India won, and has played just one...
  • Mobile use doesn't alter kids' cancer risk July 28, 2011

    New York: Children and adolescents who use mobile phones are at no bigger risk of developing brain cancer than those who do not use them, according to a study of patients aged 7 to 19. The research, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on Wednesday and partially...
  • Scientists find genetic diversity in cancer cells January 20, 2011

    Toronto: In what could lead to the development of new cancer therapies, scientists have discovered that defective genes and individual leukaemia cells that carry them are organised in a more complex way than previously thought. The findings published today in journal Nature challenge the conventional scientific view that cancer progresses as...
  • Early detection, treatment can cure brain tumour November 3, 2010

    New Delhi: It's brain tumour awareness week and alarming statistics show 10 people out of every 1 lakh in India are affected with brain tumours. Brain tumours account for half of all brain surgeries in the country Ten years ago, 61-year-old Suresh Kumar Lonial began to suffer frequent tremors in his...
  • Michael Douglas diagnosed with throat tumour August 17, 2010

    Los Angeles: Doctors have found a tumor in the throat of Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas and plan to treat the Wall Street star with radiation and chemotherapy over eight weeks. Doctors expect Douglas, 65, to make a full recovery, the actor's spokesman told People magazine on Monday. A representative for Douglas confirmed...
  • US doctors develop vaccine for brain tumour March 5, 2010

    There is fresh hope for cancer patients after doctors in America developed a vaccine for brain tumour Unlike a traditional vaccine, it doesn't prevent the disease but helps immunity. The vaccine has helped one woman live longer than expected. ...
  • Ring this in: cellphones don't cause brain cancer December 4, 2009

    Toronto: It is official: cellphones don't increase the risk of brain cancer. A long-term study has found there is no link between brain tumor and the use of cellphones. The study among Scandinavian people from 1974 and 2003 has found that the use of cell phones did not increase brain tumour...
  • Rare surgery: Part of heart, lung, blood vessel removed September 14, 2009

    New Delhi: A patient admitted to AIIMS with a lethal tumour can now expect to live a normal life despite his right lung, a major blood vessel and a portion of heart being removed by surgeons at the premier health institute in a life-saving operation. The Thymus gland tumour, a lethal...
  • Cell phone & brain tumour: Time to hit panic button? June 19, 2008

    New Delhi: A latest joint study by US and Danish researchers have linked behavioural problems in children to the use of cell phones. Here's a look at the contrasting studies done over the last 5 years. A study conducted in Sweden in 2006 suggested a link between brain tumour and prolonged...
  • Bear undergoes successful operation in Bhopal August 3, 2007

    Bhopal: A 12-year-old bear escaped from the jaws of death when he was rescued by a wildlife group in Bhopal. Two months after it was rescued by Wildlife SOS from a gypsy family, Fedo has undergone a successful operation to remove a tumor from his mouth. "The tumor was of the...
  • Snippets: The buzz on latest cures July 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Scientists may have come up with a new cure for brain tumour. A synthetic molecule found in frog cells could have the potential to treat brain tumours, replacing the complex surgery and chemotherapy, which are the only treatments at present. According to The Journal of Molecular Biology, the...
  • Meet 8.5 feet tall depressed 'giant' June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: If your height is as good as the roof of your house how do you survive—meet a 20-year-old who is 8.5 feet tall and still growing. You might look at him and recall the giant of the popular book Gulliver's Travels. But he is a real persona. When...
  • Cellphone, tumour: 'No connection' June 18, 2007

    New York: Cellphone use does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of glioma: the most common type of brain tumour, according to a new study. The story may be different, however, for intense use of cell phones over many years. ''Public concern has been expressed about the possible...
  • Pill-sized robot tests tumours in body June 19, 2007

    London: Scientists have developed a pill-sized robot that can travel inside your body, can find if you have any tumours and transmit the findings back to a computer. After being swallowed, the robot passes through the body naturally, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. The miniature video camera fitted with...
  • Laura Bush had skin cancer tumour December 19, 2006

    Washington: First lady Laura Bush had a skin cancer tumour removed from her right shin in early November but decided it was a private matter and did not reveal it publicly. The White House acknowledged the procedure on Monday night after the Laura was noticed with a bandage below her right...
  • Israelis shed new light on fighting tumour November 8, 2006

    Jerusalem: Commercial light bulbs could be used to fight tumours, providing an effective and cheap replacement for laser surgery, scientists in Israel say. "We used off-the-shelf technology as an alternative to laser beams," said Jeffrey Gordon of Ben-Gurion University in southern Israel, lead researcher in a new study on the subject. The...