cancer treatment

Children With Cancer: A parent’s worst nightmare

Young parents Ringku Mia’s and Shifa Akter’s world had turned upside down when their four-year-old daughter Farha was diagnosed with stage-4 cancer that originated from a tumour in her kidney.

Combatting Cancer: 2 in 3 patients die without treatment

However, as luck would have it, after 18 days of failed admission attempts, he was forced to return home, where he died in agony the following month without palliative care, a type of medicare for lessening the pain of dying patients like him

Small experimental drug trial sees cancer remission in all patients

A small drug trial conducted in the US found every patient treated in the experiment had their rectal cancer successfully go into remission.

Cancer treatment far beyond poor's reach

When Mohammad Ershad arrived at a hospital in Dhaka four years ago with a persistent cough, he had no idea that it was symptomatic of something that could be so fatal.

World Cancer Day / Cancer treatment in Bangladesh: Still a long way to go

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and a staggering 9.6 million people died of cancer just in 2018.

Cancer Detection: Mobile clinic offers free diagnosis

When it comes to breast and cervical cancer detection, a small mobile clinic has been able to make great strides.

Cancer treatment facilities scanty

Motaleb Hossain turned up at the National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital (NICRH) in the capital in October last year after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Children buy back car dad sold to pay mom’s cancer treatment 17yrs ago

Two siblings decided to give their father the surprise of his lifetime when they bought back the beloved Ford Mustang he sold over 17 years ago to pay for his wife’s mounting cancer bills.

Treatment cost too high to bear

Hasna Begum used to dream that one day her children would have higher education and do decent jobs. Her rickshaw puller husband toiled hard for the dream to come true.

January 16, 2016
January 16, 2016

Cancer treatment facilities scanty

For months, Halima Begum shuttled between her hometown Barisal and Dhaka several times for radiotherapy at the capital's National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital (NICRH).

December 12, 2015
December 12, 2015

'Suicide' gene therapy kills prostate cancer cells

US scientists discover a new gene therapy technique that is able to modify prostate cancer cells so that a patient's body attacks and kills them.

September 9, 2015
September 9, 2015

Ailing Lucky Akhand may fly to Bangkok tomorrow

Noted singer-composer Lucky Akhand is likely to fly for Bangkok tomorrow for better treatment as his condition has deteriorated.

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

A milestone in cancer treatment

IT is heartening to see that the country's first ever Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Unit has successfully restored all its twelve blood cancer patients to health in the last one year.