Categories
Healthcare Delivery

How pollution might be damaging your skin?

Your skin wants to protect you. It protects your muscles and organs from the elements, and it is strong enough to stand up to the stresses we put on it on a daily basis. But skin can’t withstand everything we throw at it, and there are several things we encounter on a daily basis that can irritate and damage the skin.

The sun, of course, is one factor that can cause the skin to become damaged and prematurely aged. Most people know this, and make an effort to prevent skin cancer using sunscreen and common sense. Unfortunately, there’s another factor that can damage the skin—and you may not even notice it. Pollution, a major issue in urban areas, can have a major negative impact on your skin without you even realizing it. To know more we spoke to Dr. Sravya C Tipirneni, Consultant Dermatologist & Cosmetologist, Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield.

Categories
Healthcare Delivery Life Sciences

Genetic profiling tests may hold the key for beating Cancer

It is vital for oncologists to get clinically actionable and timely results to decide on treatment options for patients. Keeping this in mind, StrandAdvantage, a tumor genomic profiling test by Strand Life Sciences, was launched in India about a year ago.

Strand Life Sciences is a global genomic profiling & bioinformatics company focusing on the use of precision medicine diagnostics aimed at cancer care and inherited diseases.In 2016, Strand made its new 152-gene test available to physicians across India for expanded tumor profiling, compared to the existing Tissue-Specific Tests for colon, lung, and breast cancers, and the 48-gene test for rare and aggressive cancers.

Categories
Healthcare Delivery

Cancer and types of treatment available

Cancer is no longer just a zodiac sign! It has become the name of a dangerous and life threatening disease which could happen to anyone. It is slowly but steadily also becoming the cause of death among many Indians each passing year. With 1300 people dying of cancer each day it is leading cause of death across the globe. Despite this, there are people who have beaten cancer and survived.