Bald and Beautiful: MBBS student gives a unique gift to cancer patients

Anokhi has donated her hair for the welfare of cancer patients on Monday, September 09, she donated her hair with the help of ‘Cope with Cancer,’ an NGO which works for cancer patients. Hair is the crowning glory of any woman. It is part of their identity and femininity. It plays an important part in showcasing their beauty. But this girl from Ahmedabad didn’t let that hold her back and instead decided to help someone in need

Bald and Beautiful: MBBS student gives a unique gift to cancer patientsMost of us panic at the sight of seeing strands of hair tangled in our combing brush. This is because of the fear of losing all your hair one day keeps haunting us. Imagine how disturbing it would be for cancer survivors to see themselves without hair. Sharing the pain of cancer survivors, Anokhi Patel, […]

Bald and beautiful: These two women donated their hair to cancer patients

For many of us, our hair is part of our identity. Going bald or losing our hair due to medical reasons can be a traumatic experience. In such cases, patients who have undergone hair loss due to chemotherapy might require wigs. While many of us are aware of blood donation and organ donation, we also need to be aware of the concept of hair donation. As donating our hair can help maintain the dignity of cancer patients

Bald and beautiful: These two women donated their hair to cancer patientsHair is the crowning glory of any women. It is part of their identity and femininity. It plays an important part in showcasing their beauty. But these two women from Pune didn’t bother about the concept of beauty and instead choose humanity and kindness to help those in need. Two engineering students from Pune have […]

Mumbai: Cancer patients to receive Rs 25,000 for treatment via Mayoral fund

Cancer patients who are in need of funds for treatment will now be aided through the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Mayoral Fund

Mumbai: Cancer patients to receive Rs 25,000 for treatment via Mayoral fund  The number of patients suffering from cancer is increasing in Mumbai. The BMC has decided that they will provide poor and needy cancer patients with Rs 25,000 as financial aid for treatment. They will receive through the Mayoral Fund when they approach the BMC or any civic-run hospital for treatment. As we all know, […]

Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain, finds study

Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients’ pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan

Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain, finds studyIn the study, breast cancer patients assigned to 30 minutes of music listening five times a week had “noticeably” reduced side effects of cancer and its treatment over 24 weeks, researchers report in the European Journal of Cancer Care. The patients said the music helped their physical and psychological well-being because it distanced them from […]

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer cases

The incidence of cancer is rising across the country. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey presented the figures in regards to the cancer cases in the country

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer casesThe question on cancer patients was raised by Rajeshbhai Naranbhai Chudasama, a Member of Parliament from Junagadh-Gir Somnath, Gujarat. The question stated whether the number of cancer patients is on the rise in the country and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; the steps taken by Government for early detection and cure […]

Maharashtra: Over 56,000 patients avail medical benefits through Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in 4.5 years

The Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund has disbursed more than Rs 550 crores to 56,318 needy people for medical requirements since 2014, when the Devendra Fadnavis government took over. The figure for the last 10 months alone is Rs 106 crore disbursed to 10,582 people

Maharashtra: Over 56,000 patients avail medical benefits through Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in 4.5 yearsMore than 550 crores have been allocated for treatment and surgeries. Poor and needy people in the state who require financial assistance for medical problems are aided through this fund. This is done so that no is deprived of healthcare and medical services. In a statement issued Saturday, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said, “The state […]

Pune Municipal Corporation to set-up healthcare facility for cancer patients

As the number of cancer patients is increasing in India, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to set-up a special healthcare facility for cancer patients. The facility will treat those needy patients from Pune at affordable rates

Pune Municipal Corporation to set-up healthcare facility for cancer patientsThe institute will be outsourced to a private firm. Conditions will be laid down by the PMC as they have decided to outsource the facility. Dr Anjali Sabne, assistant health chief of the civic body, said, “Cancer cases are rising and not everyone can afford the treatment in private hospital. The special facility will also […]

Insomnia common problem among cancer patients, suggests study

Roughly half of the patients with cancer have symptoms of insomnia, and many may have sleep problems that linger for at least a year, a small study suggests

Insomnia common problem among cancer patients, suggests studyUp to 10 per cent of adults in the developed world suffer from chronic insomnia, and cancer patients are particularly prone to it, researchers note in Sleep Medicine. Even though sleep disorders have been tied to worse outcomes for cancer patients, research to date on hasn’t offered a clear picture of what circumstances might make […]

Mumbai: JJ Hospital launches head and neck cancer OPD

A Head and Neck cancer Out Patient Department (OPD) has been inaugurated at Mumbai's State-run Sir Group JJ Hospital. The OPD is the joint venture between the state government and Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel

Mumbai: JJ Hospital launches head and neck cancer OPDOn the very first day of its inspection, on Tuesday, April 9, 12 patients have been screened for the head and neck cancer-related symptoms. Maharashtra has been witnessed a rise in head and neck cancer cases. A large number of people from rural areas are also suffering from this disease. But, due to the lack […]

Cancer drugs: NPPA directs manufacturers to furnish details of landing cost

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has asked the manufactures to submit the details of the landing cost of the drugs imported. The ‘landing cost’ is at which a particular drug is imported in the country

Cancer drugs: NPPA directs manufacturers to furnish details of landing costRecently, the NPPA had capped trade margin of 42 non-scheduled anti-cancer drugs by 30 per cent. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has issued the order on March 14 directing the manufacturer to furnish the details. The manufacturers will have to submit the landing cost by March 15 with the NPPA. Providing major relief to […]
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