Pune: Woman grows hair to 30-inches, donates it to cancer patients

In order to create breast cancer awareness and women empowerment, Pune-based Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) organised a marathon in the name of ‘Pinkathon Pune 2019.’ As part of the Pinkathon, India’s Biggest Women’s Run, founded by actor-model Milind Soman and Reema Sanghavi, Pune, witnessed a special activity where women from different age groups donated […]

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Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain

In 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 […]

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#NationalCancerAwarenessDay: Cancer risk factors that you need to be aware about

Cancer 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 […]

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

Most 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, […]

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

Hair 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 […]

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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, […]

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

The 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 […]

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

More 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 […]

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

The 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 […]

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