Penis May 12, 2014

Male Circumcision and Prostate Cancer: everything you need to know

Several weeks ago there was a news item on the role of circumcision in prostate cancer. This was based on a research paper published in the British Journal of Urology International (March 2014 issue) by researchers from the Biostatistics Department, Quebec University, Canada. The article highlighted the benefits of male circumcision. Read on to discover […]

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Kidneys December 3, 2013

Incidentally detected kidney cancer (Small renal mass-SRM)

Information on kidney cancer treatment Kidney cancer in the last decade has seen an increase in detection through the finding of small renal masses (SRMs) or tumours with an average increase of 2% to 3% per year. Now almost 40-50% of renal tumours are detected in early stages. Nearly half of these patients are above the […]

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Prostate October 24, 2013

Gleason Grading and it's importance in treating prostate cancer

Cancer cells after all are aberrant forms of normal cells. Well-differentiated cancer cells (cells that look closer in appearance to their normal counterparts) generally have a lower malignant potential than poorly differentiated cells, which have a higher malignant potential. In most cancers grading is taken into account in the overall risk assessment. The grading method […]

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Bladder October 9, 2013

Cigarette Smoking also causes Urological cancers, not just Lung Cancer

We know the close association between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. Many people don’t realize that it also causes other cancers. The toxic chemicals in the smoke not only affect the smokers but also non-smokers in the vicinity of smokers. Not surprisingly cigarette smoking also affects urinary tract. It is well known now that smoking […]

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