About-cancer

Facing Reality…

How can you fight a situation without being aware of it..! If there is a demon in the room and you pretend otherwise, wont the demon eat you up!!! Being oblivious to the reality can never let you overpower the demon in the room.  As the Madat volunteer was waiting

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The power of Counseling….

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will” – Mahatma Gandhi That is exactly my mantra while counseling palliative patients in the thoracic opd of Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital. I help the patients find their ‘WILL’ and urge them to ignite their ‘WILL POWER’ enabling

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GENERAL PATIENT INFORMATION FOR CHEMOTHERAPY

Article authored by Dr Sudeep Gupta with input from his colleagues from Department of Medical Oncology Director ACTREC (Advanced Center for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer) Professor of Medical Oncology, Past Convener, Gynecologic & Breast Oncology Working Groups Tata Memorial Center / Hospital & Homi Bhabha National Institute This

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Breast-self-examination

BREAST SELF EXAMINATION Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Indian women. Owing to a lack of awareness of this disease and in the absence of breast cancer screening programs, the majority of breast cancers are diagnosed at a relatively advanced stage. Breast health education, early detection & treatment

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Effects of Chemotherapy

Effects of Chemotherapy on Hair, skin & nail

Effects of Chemotherapy on Hair, Skin & Nails Effects of Chemotherapy on Hair : Chemotherapy works by killing cancerous cells. However, it is aggressive against rapidly growing healthy cells, too, like hair follicles.Hair follicles, the structures in the skin filled with tiny blood vessels that make hair, are some of

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Cancerp Prevention Strategies

Cancer Prevention Strategies

Cancer Prevention Strategies There is so much you can do to lower your risk for cancer. One has to take preventative steps.  Cancer prevention is much easier than to treat it, once it takes hold. One can virtually eliminate the risk of cancer and chronic disease, and radically improve the chances

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Cancer And Infertility

Cancer & Infertility

Cancer Infertility – FAQs In females, once a month, from puberty to menopause, one of the ovaries releases an egg. This process is controlled by hormones produced by the pituitary gland (in the brain) and the ovaries. It’s known as the menstrual cycle. If the egg is not fertilised, it

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Cancer in Youngsters

Cancer in Youngsters

Cancer in Youngsters Many people, especially teenagers, find speaking to anyone about their bodies totally embarrassing & daunting. It’s important to remember that cancer in young people is rare and it could be that the symptoms are due to an ordinary every day illness. When it comes to cancer, this

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Pain Management

Pain Management

Pain Management in Cancer Patients Pain management in cancer patients needs special focus. The chance of experiencing pain in cancer patients is higher when cancer has spread or recurred. Cancer pain may not just be from the physical effect of the cancer on a region of the body, but also

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Treatment for cancer

Cancer Treatment Options

Cancer Treatment Options Cancer treatment options involves several modalities. Modalities can be used in isolation or in various combinations together, depending upon the type of cancer being treated. The following are the main modalities for the treatment of cancer. Surgery Chemotherapy Radiation Therapy Biological Therapy Bone Marrow Therapy Hormonal Therapy

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