About-cancer

ORAL CANCER IN INDIA

Oral cancer is a  major public health problem in the Indian subcontinent, where it ranks among the top three types of cancer in the country.[1] The oral cavity includes the lips, buccal mucosa, teeth, gingiva, anterior two-third of tongue, floor of the mouth and hard palate.[6] Oral cancer is defined

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BREASTFEEDING AND REDUCED RISK OF BREAST CANCER

Reproductive risk factors associated with breast cancer risk include age of menarche, number of pregnancies, age at first birth, lifetime duration of breastfeeding, age at menopause, and use of menopausal hormone therapy; However, research has found that these factors are differentially associated with each subtype. Breastfeeding is of particular interest

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WHEN TO STOP CANCER TREATMENT

Mr A’s family stood outside my clinic- distraught. Faces creased with worry lines, marked by the loss of sleep and peace of mind over the last few weeks. Mr A was fighting the war against cancer. However, the collateral damage of this war was colossal. He was bedridden, the disease

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A VICIOUS BATTLE WITH CANCER_ A SON’S TALE

One late afternoon during his supposedly normal recovery phase, on 26th June 2019 to be precise, my father suddenly started coughing vigorously. I extracted some cough from his Tracheostomy tube through a rented suction machine. But the coughing did not stop. He was in visible discomfort and after a few

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SPIRITUALITY AND CANCER CARE

Cancer has been found to be the second leading cause of death worldwide; about 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. Diagnosis and medical treatment for cancer is a cause of great physical and emotional pain and add stress to cancer patients’ lives. Spirituality and religious beliefs have been

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PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF CANCER AND HOW TO DEAL WITH IT?

Cancer is undoubtedly one of the deadliest diseases that has affected mankind. It is yet to be fully understood, however, on the positive side, statistics highlight hopeful developments in declining cancer-related mortality. In this technological era, where fast-paced innovations constantly open up new avenues for cancer diagnosis, subsequent treatment and

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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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