Cancer warrior: ‘Every woman should self-examine her breast‘

Usually, in people’s mind, cancer is juxtaposed with death. The fight of those who are diagnosed with it then becomes difficult. But, still, there are some who triumph over it and be the helping hand for those who are fighting their battle to surmount it.

Cancer warrior: ‘Every woman should self-examine her breast‘Dr Kalpana Gupte, a breast cancer survivor is one such person. Kalpana, Deputy Director at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) regional centre in Pune, was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer in 2001. “I went through shock when I got to know that I am suffering from cancer. Cancer is always associated with death […]

‘Cancer does not mean that life has come to a full stop’

People have always dreaded the Big C, being diagnosed with cancer feel like the world around you is crumbling and. But, during this time it is essential to remain positive and resilient in the face of adversity. And that is exactly what this 54-year-old woman did when she was diagnosed with cancer

‘Cancer does not mean that life has come to a full stop’“People who have been diagnosed with cancer, feel like it’s the end of the world. They feel dejected and slip into depression. They lose hope toward  life. But, cancer doesn’t mean a full stop to the life. We should give a ‘comma’ after the word ‘cancer’ and start a life afresh,” says cancer survivor, Alka […]

‘Cancer is not only patient’s but family’s battle’

Prakash Puramwar, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in 2012. GBM is the most aggressive brain cancer with median survival rate of 12 to 15 months in patients who get surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. His recent reports suggest that after five year post diagnosis, there is no recurrence of tumour

‘Cancer is not only patient’s but family’s battle’‘Where there is great love there are always miracles,’ mentions the board put outside the oncology OPD in Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune. “This quote on the board inspired us to not to give up on my father’s treatment,” said Amar Puramwar, son of 63-year-old cancer survivor. When there is handful of cases of survival with […]

Doc to organise a ‘cancer survivor meet’

Cancer can bog down the patients. So, to help the patients overcome it and lead an optimistic life, Dr Avinash Saoji, is the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, Maharashtra has come forward. Owing to which, a state level ‘Cancer Survivor Meet’ will be organised at Amravati in the last week of March

Doc to organise a ‘cancer survivor meet’For which, Dr Avinash Saoji visited the Tata Cancer Hospital, V-Care Cancer Foundation, CANKIDS, Indian Cancer Society in Mumbai and met the faculties and discussed about their working. Dr Saoji is taking efforts to organise a state level ‘Cancer Survivor Meet’ in the last week of March. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Saoji […]

Cancer survivor beat all odds, rises to new heights

While dealing with cancer would be traumatic for anyone of us, Kanika Tekriwal dealt with this hard phase in her life, by focusing on creating her own business. This is a cancer survivor who never lost her drive in life. And made use of the most traumatic time in her life to write her own success story

Cancer survivor beat all odds, rises to new heightsCancer in today’s time is one of the most heard of diseases. But to be on the table with your doctor, sitting on the other end, breaking the news wouldn’t be a very pleasing thing for anybody. Kanika Tekriwal, CEO and Cofounder of JetSetGo, an aviation company, made sure that she was going to take […]

Pune witnesses a rise in number of cancer volunteers

Pune has recently started seeing more takers for the cancer support groups. It is not just the increase in number of such support groups, but also the increase in the number of cancer survivors who want to voluntarily offer their service in these groups

Pune witnesses a rise in number of cancer volunteersIn the last three months, Pune has witnessed new initiatives being launched by cancer support groups. New groups are being formed and more number of cancer survivors getting trained for effective volunteering. Aastha breast cancer support group, the first of this kind, is a support group in Pune formed in 2002. It hardly had any […]