Cancer survivors report an information gap in treatment side effects

Cancer treatments can save lives, but they also often cause a range of side effects. A recent patient survey in the United States has revealed how people feel about these effects and the information gaps that currently exist. Share on PinterestA new patient survey reveals the information needs of people receiving cancer treatment. About one-third of people […]

Eddie Van Halen thinks he developed cancer from sucking on metal guitar picks, but a doctor says this probably isn’t true

Eddie Van Halen blames his metal guitar plectrums for developing cancer, according to TMZ. Sources told the site that the guitarist has been flying between the US and Germany to treat throat cancer, which he thinks was caused by the picks he used to keep in his mouth during shows. Van Halen was diagnosed with mouth […]

Student borrowers with cancer can now pause their payments

Nearly a year ago, Congress passed a law allowing people with cancer to press pause on their student loan payments. Yet borrowers haven’t been able to access the so-called cancer deferment because the U.S. Education Department didn’t provide the companies that administer its federal student loan programs with an official application. Now that form is available and eligible […]

Calling on a cancer coach

In a room no larger than an ATM booth, with crutches stacked against the walls, 10 women shuffle about listlessly, waiting for a class to begin. Most have come from different parts of Maharashtra, some from states like Kerala and West Bengal. While there are some differences in their socioeconomic backgrounds, they are all united […]

Randhir Kapoor says brother Rishi Kapoor doing well after Neetu Kapoor’s post mentions cancer

When Rishi Kapoor announced that he is taking a break from work and travelling to the US for “some medical treatment”, it left his fans and colleagues worried and speculating about the actor’s health. Rishi even missed mother Krishna Raj Kapoor’s cremation in October. Soon, many reports started doings the rounds that he might be […]

Akshay Kumar met Sonali Bendre after her cancer diagnosis, wishes her best health

Sonali Bendre shared a heartbreaking news with fans and Bollywood colleagues on Wednesday morning. The actor tweeted that she has been diagnosed with high grade cancer, which has metastasised. She also said she is undergoing treatment in New York. “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed […]

Processed meat consumption can increase risk of breast cancer

Consumption of processed meat is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a meta-analysis. Comparing the highest to the lowest category in the 15 studies included in the analysis, processed meat consumption was associated with a 9% higher breast cancer risk. Investigators did not observe a significant association between red (unprocessed) meat […]

Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap, reveals she has stage 1 cancer in emotional post

Tahira Kashyap had previously undergone a preventive mastectomy. Writer-director and Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap has revealed her breast cancer diagnosis on social media. “That’s what you do when it shows up,show it the way out! I believe if an obstacle comes your way it is for you to beat the sh*t out […]