Do you know someone who has never smoked a cigarette in his/her life and has lung cancer? Or someone who is a chain smoker and without lung cancer? Here’s why Does Smoking cause Lung Cancer? It is known that smoking increases the risk for lung cancer, cancers other body parts, and other health complications. Cancers […]
Study of genes is called genetics. If you ever wondered by your grand mother, great grand mother and mother have the same diseases the answer might be genetics.
What is Liquid Biopsy? Liquid biopsy is a non-invasive diagnostics’ procedure for profiling cancers. The technique aims to detect for cancer DNA in the blood sample of the patient. This further helps to sketch a roadmap for the treatment plan for the patient. In the past, tumour biopsies have challenged both patients and doctors. Patients […]
When a doctor suspects someone may have cancer, a surgery is usually performed to take a sample (tumor) for further testing. Commonly also called a biopsy to get a tumor block. The tumor is then stored or preserved in a special material called FFPE. What is FFPE? Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) blocks, also known tissue blocks, […]
Let’s get down to the basics. Short video that explains what is genetic testing and why genetic testing is important Genetic testing, also known as DNA testing, allows a family member to understand risk of developing a disease. Genetic testing tests for mutations that are carried from one generation to another. Most genetic diseases are […]
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When it cancer, “an ounce of cancer prevention is worth a ton of cancer cure.”. Prevention is one of the few known ways to dramatically improve health outcomes for people and lower healthcare spending. Cancer prevention starts with a healthy lifestyle (e.g., maintaining an ideal weight, not smoking), having regular check-ups and assessing ones’ family […]