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History of Cancer

A hundred year ago, cancer was not so common but its incidence is rising alarmingly since last couple of decades, probably due to our changing lifestyle & habits. The situation is so alarming that every fourth person is having a life time risk of cancer. We are exposed to various cancer causing agents, known as …

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Taming Cancer

A hundred year ago, cancer was not so common but its incidence is rising alarmingly since last couple of decades, probably due to our changing lifestyle & habits. The situation is so alarming that every fourth person is having a life time risk of cancer. As of now, more than 11 lac new cases of …

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What Is Cancer

Cancer is not a single disease rather it is a general term used to describe various malignant tumours that affect all forms of higher organisms including plants and animals. More than a hundred types and sub types of cancer are known to affect the human beings. Cancer can be defined as an abnormal growth of …

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Industrial Toxins & Cancer

About 10 per cent of the human cancers are caused by industrial toxins. Most of the industrial toxins such as benzene, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), diesel exhaust, hair dyes, mineral oils, painting materials, lead, arsenic, mercury, aluminium, nickel and cadmium have carcinogenic effect. These industrial carcinogens may lead to genesis of cancer after entering the human …

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Radiation & Cancer

Most of the survivors of 1945 atomic bomb explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki developed leukaemia and some other cancers including those of the breast & the pancreas due to atomic radiation. Similarly, after the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986, incidence of thyroid cancer increased 100 times among the children residing in the most exposed areas …

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