Here’s why young men from Kolhapur will not shave this November

No Shave November focuses its efforts on benefiting cancer research, but they open it up to all cancers as opposed to just prostate and testicular. No-Shave November is a month-long journey in which men give up shaving with a goal to spread cancer awareness. The No-Shave November in Kolhapur has garnered a positive response. Around 300 young men and teenagers coming forward to donate the money that they would have spent on shaving and grooming to help cancer patients

Here’s why young men from Kolhapur will not shave this NovemberWhat is the concept of No-Shave November? While October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, November is focused on men’s health awareness, including testicular, prostate and colon cancers. Two organizations share the credit in starting this endeavor: the No Shave November foundation, which encourages no facial hair shaving at all, and the Movember Foundation, which advocates […]

Pune: Walkathon to be organised for raising awareness on hair donation

The 2nd Hair for Hope India event at Pune will be on Sunday, October 27 as part of the Pinkathon by actor-model Milind Soman. Over 5,000 ladies are expected to take part at the event at Mulik Ground, Kalyani Nagar, Pune. The walkathon is scheduled to begin at 5:30 a.m.

Pune: Walkathon to be organised for raising awareness on hair donation  In order to spread awareness on breast cancer, the event will witness many activities. While there is a great demand for donated hair for cancer patients, not many are willing to come forward to donate their hair. This event will give a chance to all those people, who voluntarily want to donate their hair. […]

‘Serving my patients is akin to serving God’

Continuing on with our series on strong independent women, we bring to you the story of Swapna Joshi who has been treating cancer patients since the last 40 years at Tata Memorial Hospital. Treating cancer affected patients is a challenging task. And she has wholeheartedly accepted this challenge. Swapna Joshi’s dedication and selfless service to patients affected with cancer is worth saluting

‘Serving my patients is akin to serving God’“A nurse plays a vital role in treating a patient, from the moment that they have been diagnosed, till the time they have been treated.  A nurse has to be emotional and mentally strong while treating patients who are suffering from cancer,” says Swapna Joshi. Swapna has been working as a nurse since the last […]

10-yr-old donates hair to cancer patients, sets an example

The cancer patients, during chemotherapy, lose their hair. After seeing the plight of the patients, ten-year-old, Aditi Jain, hails from Pune, Maharashtra, has donated her hair to an NGO

10-yr-old donates hair to cancer patients, sets an exampleUsually, how would a ten-year-old kid react? Mummy, I want this doll, or Papa I want that cycle. It is normal right. However, have you seen a ten-year-old pursuing her parents to donate her hair? No, then you must meet Aditi Jain. Aditi, who hails from Pune, Maharashtra, who convinced her parents, and donated her […]

Cancer risk factors that you need to be aware about

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) report, around one third of deaths from cancer are due to the 5 leading behavioural and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol use

Cancer risk factors that you need to be aware aboutCancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. Risk factors for cancers Tobacco use, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity are major cancer risk factors worldwide and are also the 4 shared risk factors […]

70% of early-stage breast cancer patients can be treated sans chemotherapy, finds study  

Thousands of breast cancer patients are likely to benefit under a new precision medicine approach. The breakthrough finding by landmark Trial Assigning Individualised Options for Treatment (TAILORx) demonstrates the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score Test definitely identifies the 70% of women with early-stage breast cancer who receive no benefit from chemotherapy, and the 30% of women for whom chemotherapy benefit can be life-saving

70% of early-stage breast cancer patients can be treated sans chemotherapy, finds study  “This study will have a practice changing impact on the medical community related to prescribing chemotherapy to breast cancer patients. This Oncotype Dx test, can help oncologists identify low risk patients who may safely avoid chemotherapy as well as, the high risk patients who will benefit by chemotherapy. By limiting the use of chemotherapy only […]

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity, say researchers

The research states that the risk of early death associated with loneliness, social isolation, and living alone was equal to or greater than the premature death risk associated with obesity and other major health conditions

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity, say researchersTwo new meta-analyses from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, reveal that loneliness and social isolation may increase the risk of premature death by up to 50 per cent. Study co-author Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD, a professor of psychology at BYU, and colleagues recently presented their findings at the 125th Annual Convention of the American […]

Know about the therapies which can help treat cancer

For most people, ‘curable cancers’ are a contradiction. Thousands of men, women and children across the world who have conquered cancer, compel us to break free from this belief. Cancer is curable and newer therapies are chipping in to make a cure possible

Know about the therapies which can help treat cancerFor many years the treatment of cancer was surgery and then came radiation. Chemotherapy was the by-product of the world wars; it was a shotgun remedy killing anything that grew rapidly. Cancer cells grew rapidly and were killed; normal cells that grew rapidly were also killed. The killing of normal cells resulted in side effects. […]

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancer

The administration of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in Mumbai has written a letter to Medical Council of India, asking them to start a specialised postgraduate course on cancer for medical students. Doctors state that in the past few years the state has seen a sharp rise in cancer cases. And as compared to the number of cases, the numbers of doctors who can treat cancer patients are very few

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancerMaharashtra has witnessed a sharp rise in oral, breast and cervical cancer cases in the past few years. In order to impart specialised cancer-related education to the students, the administration of Sir JJ Hospitals has written a letter to Medical Council of India (MCI). The letter was written by Dr Tatyarao Lahane, former dean of […]

Maha: Free chemotherapy treatment to be provided at government hospitals

To facilitate cancer treatment, the state government has taken a decision to make chemotherapy treatment available at district government hospitals. In the first phase, government hospitals in 10 districts will get this facility. This decision will help thousands of poor people, who are living in remote areas and can’t afford private medical treatment

Maha: Free chemotherapy treatment to be provided at government hospitalsCancer patients in Maharashtra will get free chemotherapy treatment at the nearest district government hospital The government has taken a decision to provide free chemotherapy treatment in all government hospitals’ in phased manner. In the first phase, chemotherapy treatment will be provided in 10 districts. The government has planned to roll-out this scheme by June […]
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