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Hereditary Cancer Testing

Cancer is a condition triggered by mutations (changes) in the genes of a cell that result in uncontrolled, abnormal cell growth. Some families have gene mutations that are passed down from one generation to the next. Genetic testing may help you determine if your cancer was due to an inherited gene mutation and if you are at an increased risk of d...

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Am I at Risk of Breast Cancer? - PathSOS

According to the World Health Organization, Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women and has become the leading cause of mortality amongst women globally. The incidence of breast cancer is rising sharply in developing countries due to changes in reproductive factors, increasing urbanization, adoption of western lifest...

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5 Tips to Prevent Medical Errors - PathSOS

 Medical errors happen when something that was planned doesn’t work out, or when the wrong plan was used in the first place. Medical errors can occur at any time during patient care: in the diagnostic stage, treatment planning, surgery, and medications or during procedures. Most errors result from problems created by the fragmented heal...

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Cervical Cancer | Role of HPV Testing in Cervical Cancer Screening - PathSOS

Screening for cervical cancer was originally started by Papanicolaou in 1943 after the publication of the book "Diagnosis of uterine cancer" by vaginal smear and was responsible for a dramatic fall in the incidence and mortality caused by cervical cancer in western countries. India is the country afflicted by the largest number of cervical carcino...

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What is Prostate Cancer? | Types of Prostate Cancer - PathSOS

Prostate cancer is a serious and the second most frequent cause of male cancer-related deaths that affects thousands of men each year who are middle-aged or older. The disease is common in men older than age 50. Prostate cancer is the malignancy of prostate cells growing out of control in prostate gland, a small walnut-sized gland present only in ...

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Getting The Diagnosis Right is the Critical Step in Cancer Treatment - PathSOS

Patients who are diagnosed with cancer have to make life-altering decisions at a time of overwhelming worry for the whole family. That’s why it’s important to seek a second opinion before beginning cancer treatment, to ensure that the diagnosis is correct and that treatment options are appropriate. Getting it Right is critical A com...

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How to Prevent Cancer - PathSOS

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. According to the National Cancer Registry Programme of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India recorded an estimated 3.9 million cancer cases in 2016. It is quite possible that more than half of cancer deaths could be prevented if proper measures could be taken. In this article we will disc...

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Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer - PathSOS

Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that uses drugs to stimulate a person’s own immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells more effectively. Immunotherapy is being increasingy  used to treat some forms of non-small cell lung cancer of the lung, also known as NSCLC in short. This subset can be diagnosed by assessing PDL-1 expres...

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It’s Not About Mistrust- Why Oncologist Want a Review of the Cancer Diagnosis? - PathSOS

  When Arvind scheduled his oncology doctor's appointment, he’d already been to a number of different doctors. It had taken months for his local doctors to figure out that the ulcer in his mouth was not a simple sore. As his visit with the oncologist neared, he was eager to get some clear guidance and form a treatment plan. But wh...

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Prostate Cancer Symptoms & Causes - PathSOS

Prostate Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed visceral cancer of men that affects thousands of men each year who are middle-aged or older. It occurs when the cells in the prostate gland grow in an abnormal way, creating a lump of tissue, known as a 'tumour'. Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland, a small, squishy gland that produces some of...

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