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Breast Cancer during Covid times

Breast Cancer is the most frequent causes of cancer amongst women and being diagnosed with it comes with a great deal of anxiety and stress. Even though the survival rates in early stage breast cancer are quiet high, the treatment protocol is a long and tedious process and mostly spans over 4-6 months. Treatment of… Continue reading Breast Cancer during Covid times

Intestinal Microflora and the treatment of cancer- Some bugs are good for us

We have microbes all over us. They outnumber normal cells by a ratio of 10:1. The microbes of the gut can be compared to the ecosystem of the Amazon rain forest. They live as one big family within the gut and besides many other functions, they play a special role in maintaining balance within the… Continue reading Intestinal Microflora and the treatment of cancer- Some bugs are good for us

CAR- T cell therapy- An exciting new form of cancer treatment

Cancer as we know was once considered an impossible to treat illness. Now, with the help of ongoing research, there is finally a ray of hope in our battle against cancer. One such field of research is CAR-T cell therapy. CAR-T cell therapy has really changed the landscape of cancer therapy over the years, opening… Continue reading CAR- T cell therapy- An exciting new form of cancer treatment

Infecting and Attacking Cancers from within- COBALT

A core issue, with using systemic treatments such as chemotherapy is that they need vessels to reach the tumor site- And hence chemo finds it difficult to reach into the depths of large tumors that have grown so big, that the vessels in the center of the tumor have been squeezed shut. If the therapeutic… Continue reading Infecting and Attacking Cancers from within- COBALT

Treating Early Stage Invasive Breast Carcinoma

Breast cancer is detected now in early stages, better than ever, thanks to well developed screening tools like mammogram, ultrasound and self breast examination. With earlier detection, and at lower costs, comes a rise in the number of breast cancer patients. Through all this, treatment of early breast cancer(as for any cancer) requires a multidisciplinary… Continue reading Treating Early Stage Invasive Breast Carcinoma

Who are we and what is PureFire?

Our Mission To Create an educational resource for Cancer affected individuals, where they get plain and simple answers to their queries from experts in the field, and can decide the best possible course for themselves. We shall strive to respond to every message and email, while at the same time building a simple readable Publication based on these queries.You can get in… Continue reading Who are we and what is PureFire?

Cervical malignant lesion Pathology

Now continuing with our "what you should expect" series in cervical cancer, in this section we are going to cover pathology of cervical malignancies. In order to treat cervical malignancies it is important that we understand what really goes on at cellular level. We have described the anatomy, and histology of the cervix in previous… Continue reading Cervical malignant lesion Pathology

Cervical cancer-Part 1 (Anatomy)

This is our first article in the ‘What should one expect’ series. This series is aimed at helping patients, families as well as medical staff to get a wholesome picture of malignancies, right from Anatomy to management. This article focuses on anatomy of ca cervix.Lets divide the ca cervix section into two parts. First being… Continue reading Cervical cancer-Part 1 (Anatomy)

A Day to Appreciate our Winners

The first Sunday of June is celebrated as Cancer Survivorship Day amongst many communities, particularly in the United States. Let's begin with the Question that defines Cancer patients themselves: 'What is warrior mentality?' Warrior mentality is often linked to determination, aggressiveness and strength. But it is much more than just that.: True Warriors are an… Continue reading A Day to Appreciate our Winners

Anatomy of the Rectum

The rectum is an organ located in the pelvis which stores faeces. Knowledge of Rectal anatomy is important in understanding the staging of rectal malignancies and it's potential pathways of spread. Overview Rectum is the distal part of the large intestine, beginning from the rectosigmoid junction and terminating in a dilatation called the ampulla. It… Continue reading Anatomy of the Rectum