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

Cancer can be quite difficult to deal with, not only physically but also on a psychological level. The diagnosis comes as a shock to the patient and then every step of the treatment checks the mental strength of the patient. Being a survivor, this 68-year-old counsels patients for 22 years now

Meet Anita Vesuvala, breast cancer survivor and counsellor for 22 yearsCancer 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 […]

‘Look, Lurve and Learn’: Breast self-examination training for BMC women employees

On the occasion of national breast cancer awareness month, Jaslok Hospital provided self-examination training to the women employees of the BMC Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (D-ward) in Mumbai. The training session was conducted at D ward BMC office, Nana Chowk, Mumbai for the entire women workforce of BMC

‘Look, Lurve and Learn’: Breast self-examination training for BMC women employeesBreast cancer projection for India for the year 2020 suggests that the number to go as high as 17, 97,900, says a report by NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information). Also, the recent statistics show that women suffering from breast cancer are mainly below the age of 50 years. On October 30, the training session conducted […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: This is what men need to know

Being extremely rare, the male breast cancer is not among the discussion points in our lives. In many cases, the disease being undetected leads to its spreading to the lymph nodes or other areas. Doctors say that both men and women share some of the same risk factors for breast cancer. Here is what men should know about the disease

Breast Cancer Awareness: This is what men need to knowOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which comes with some now-familiar trappings: pink ribbons everywhere, survivor stories, requests for donations. For the obvious reason that it is extremely rare, male breast cancer is not at the top of the discussion points. But the risk exists, and many men don’t know they can develop the disease. […]

Want to beat breast cancer, then burn your body fat and not just belly fat

A new study says that an overall decrease in body fat is actually key in lowering the levels of breast cancer markers. The team found that the reduction on body fat was linked to lower levels of markers associated with breast cancer, like sex hormones and leptin. A reduction in abdominal fat, however, helped reduce inflammation markers

Want to beat breast cancer, then burn your body fat and not just belly fatYou might be lamenting your lack of six pack, but it turns out a decrease in stomach fat likely won’t reduce your risk of breast cancer. A new study says that an overall decrease in body fat is actually key in lowering the levels of breast cancer markers. Published in Endocrine-Related Cancer, the research showed […]

Yoga: Breast cancer survivors mantra for life 

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, Hanisha Jatwani was shaken with the news. But, she never lost her positivity and her fighting spirit. According to her physical abilities, she continued to perform Yoga during her surgery, chemotherapy and radiation phase. She modified a lot of asanas because of physical restrictions. After recovering, she started teaching Yoga. She now conducts several workshops to teach others

Yoga: Breast cancer survivors mantra for life “We all have a turning point in life, for me it was being diagnosed with breast cancer. It has changed my life for better. The positivity from Yoga which I got during this period helped me to fight back,” said Hanisha Jatwani, who battled breast cancer detected in the 3rd stage. She is now a […]

Man who battled breast cancer twice, is facing it for the third time

Breast cancer is often thought of as a condition that only affects women, but men can also develop it. It’s much less common in men than women; with only around on new case of breast cancer diagnosed for every 100,000 men – about 350 to 400 cases – in the UK each year. It develops in the small amount of breast tissue men have behind their nipples

Man who battled breast cancer twice, is facing it for the third timeA dad-of-two who made history when he fought to receive a breast cancer drug only available to women is now battling the disease for a third time – despite having a mastectomy more than a decade ago. Payroll clerk Stuart Weaver, 48, was initially diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago. Now, Stuart is battling […]