Meghalaya: Over 8,500 cancer patients registered in Shillong Civil Hospital in eight years

Meghalaya: Over 8,500 cancer patients registered in Shillong Civil Hospital in eight years

SHILLONG, April 17, 2018: As many as 8,530 cancer patients were registered in the cancer department of Shillong Civil Hospital alone from 2010 till date while 3,041 patients were treated with radiation therapy from 2012 till March this year. While 5,291 male patients and 3,047 female patients were registered upto 2017, the number of patients […]

Meghalaya ranks 4th in cancer cases in Northeast

Meghalaya ranks 4th in cancer cases in Northeast

By Our Reporter, TNT News | Shillong, April 16, 2018: Health and Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek told the Assembly today that the total number of 8338 cancer patients were registered in the Cancer Department of Shillong Civil Hospital between 2010 to 2017 even as he informed that upto March this year, 192 cancer patients […]

Cancer threat looming large over Northeast India

Cancer threat looming large over Northeast India

ANI | Itanagar, March 11, 2018 The NE Region (NER), with a population of approximately 5 crore records 45,000 new cancer cases annually, 70% of which are reported at late stage resulting in a high mortality rate of 50%. The delayed diagnosis is due to a lack of awareness of cancer symptoms, poor access to […]

A delicacy called ‘Smoked Meat’ in Northeast India- How it could lead to Cancer!

A delicacy called ‘Smoked Meat’ in Northeast India- How it could lead to Cancer!

Northeast India is renowned, among other things, for its exquisite cuisine, of which smoked meat occupies an important place. From Nagaland’s Smoked Pork to the Garos’ smoked meaty delights in Meghalaya, this dish is as addictive as it sounds. It is very interesting to note that excess meat is processed and preserved by drying or by […]

Assam: Man commits suicide by jumping into Brahmaputra river

Assam: Man commits suicide by jumping into Brahmaputra river

Guwahati, May 28, 2017– Triggering sensation across the city,  a person reportedly jumped into the Brahmaputra river from the Saraighat Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The person identified as Rajesh Biswas of Post Office colony in Amingaon, was reportedly suffering from cancer and locales suspect that depression might have forced him to resort to take the […]

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