Meet Anita Vesuvala, breast cancer survivor and counsellor for 22 years

Meet Anita Vesuvala, breast cancer survivor and counsellor for 22 years

Cancer not only takes toll on one’s physical health, but also on the psychological health of a person. The diagnosis comes as a shock to the patient and then every step of the treatment checks the mental strength of the patient. In such a case, the patients often feel that death is awaiting them.68-year-old; Anita […]

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#BreastCancerAwareness: Nair Hospital installs ‘self-breast examination mirror’

The month of October was observed as breast cancer awareness month. The department of General Surgery and Breast diseases with collaboration from Intas oncology coordinated and conducted a two-day programme which included a very informative lecture on breast cancer awareness and a special focus on self-breast examination by Dr Jayashri Pandya, Professor and In-charge Breast […]

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A guide on how to detect #breastcancer early on

Being educated on the self-examination techniques of their own breasts could help empower women. Although self-examination cannot provide the medical accuracy of a mammogram, it does help in the early detection of major lumps and abnormalities that appear on the breasts. Thoroughly examining one’s breasts needs no medical expertise, and can be performed in the […]

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Health alert: Cancer rate doubles in India, especially among women

#BreastCancer: Women visiting gynaecologists for breast lumps, delaying cancer treatment

In order to reverse the trend, experts point out that women should see an expert to avoid misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of breast cancer. Lumps can occur in the left or right breast, or in both breasts. There are many types of a breast lump, most of which are harmless. Doctors diagnose breast cancers […]

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4 never heard before signs of breast cancer women should know

Many women diagnosed with breast cancer share a common experience: They feel a lump that wasn’t there before, which ultimately turns out to be cancerous. It’s why women are told to be familiar enough with what their breasts feel like to notice any such changes. But a lump isn’t the only symptom of breast cancer. […]

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‘Project Prerna’ initiative encourages women to undergo breast cancer screening

The breast cancer awareness and screening programme were started in the year 2014, as a community-based urban project in Pratiksha Nagar and later expanded to other urban and rural field practice areas. The project through Mahila Mandals and other organisations conducted awareness and health check-up camps in other parts of Mumbai like Kurla, Vashi and […]

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Virat Kohli sports pink gloves to raise awareness on breast cancer

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli came out to bat at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) donning gloves which had pink patches. Apart from it, his bat Kohli had a pink coloured rubber grip on the handle and sponsor sticker on it was pink in colour as well. Kohli’s special gesture was for breast cancer […]

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Jaslok Hospital organises Pink Note 2.0 to spread awareness on breast cancer

Due to a lack of awareness (even in metros), the absence of a nationwide, population-based breast cancer screening programme and more than 60 per cent of breast cancers getting detected at an advanced stage, most cancer patients succumb to the disease within a year of getting diagnosed. Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre concluded an evening […]

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