Childhood cancer survivors have more blood pressure issues as adults

High blood pressure, or hypertension, can be a particular problem for childhood cancer survivors because many of them have heart damage as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments

Childhood cancer survivors have more blood pressure issues as adultsMore than one in 12 adult survivors of childhood cancers may have undiagnosed high blood pressure, a U.S. study suggests. High blood pressure, or hypertension, can be a particular problem for childhood cancer survivors because many of them have heart damage as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Even when they do get diagnosed […]

Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart disease

Researchers from Germany have investigated the long-term health of those who survived cancer during their childhood in comparison to the rest of the population. The study found the survivors, as adults, were at increased cardiovascular risk compared to the general population. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, used to treat cancer in children, are known to affect heart cells and blood vessels

Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart diseaseAdult survivors of childhood cancer have a greater risk of heart disease and develop risk factors like high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol earlier in life compared to the general population, a German study suggests. Researchers studied 951 adults, ages 23 to 48, who had been diagnosed with cancer when they were less than 15 […]

Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on disease

Cancer can bog down patients at times. In order to help patients suffering from cancer overcome it and lead an optimistic life, a doctor from Maharashtra will host a cancer survivor meet in Amravati

Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on diseaseDr Avinash Saoji, the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, is set to will host a cancer survivor meet in the last week of March. The event will take place from March 31 to April 04. Cancer survivors, relatives of cancer patients, oncologists, physiatrists, dieticians and different organisations working for cancer […]

A tale of three cancer survivors: Mother, daughter and granddaughter conquer the disease  

It’s often said that a family that stays together, triumphs together. Showing an awe-inspiring family spirit, a Bengaluru family is giving us major ‘togetherness’ goals on this World Cancer Day (February 4th)  

A tale of three cancer survivors: Mother, daughter and granddaughter conquer the disease  Self-pity is easier to resort to when faced with a crisis like cancer. Few women have a strong urge to survive against this deadly disease. Leela (name changed) was treated for breast cancer about a few years back. Everything went on well, till she actually realised that both, her mother and daughter suffer from different […]

Pune: Cancer survivors conduct survey on breast cancer awareness

: In order to spread awareness on breast cancer, the CARE Cancer Peer Support Group operated by cancer survivors at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune is undertaking a survey to find out the level of awareness about breast cancer in women

Pune: Cancer survivors conduct survey on breast cancer awarenessBreast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Symptoms include a lump or thickening of the breast, and changes to the skin or the nipple. Risk factors can be genetic, but some lifestyle factors, such as alcohol intake, make it more likely to happen. The survey is designed in such a way that it […]

Including healthy habits key for colon cancers survivors to live longer

The research is being featured at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology that starts next month in Chicago. And while the researchers studied colon cancer patients, they say their findings are likely to apply to many types of cancer survivors

Including healthy habits key for colon cancers survivors to live longerDoctors reported there is an uncomplicated way to live longer after being diagnosed with advanced cancer and it doesn’t require chemotherapy or surgery. Just eating right and exercising more can be helpful. Researchers found that cancer survivors who follow standard American Cancer Society guidelines for healthy living were 42 per cent less likely to die […]

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathon

Dr Deepali Deshmukh was diagnosed with blood cancer in July last year. After completing intensive chemotherapy for six months and recovering from the disease, while Dr Mitali Upadhye who had survived ovarian cancer in 2013

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathonCancer not only affects patients physically but also imposes immense mental stress upon them. During and after the recovery process, it is important for cancer patients to have strong willpower and a motivational spirit to live. Two doctors who have been cancer patients themselves, have set an example by how defeating cancer without letting it […]

Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patients

The support group will undertake activities for continuous rehabilitation. Lectures on how to swallow food and how to speak would be arranged for the survivors. Also, special attention would be given to keep a check that patient does not go back to consuming tobacco and other tobacco related products

Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patientsA group of oncologists along with Nag Foundation have taken an initiative to start a one-of-its-kind support group for head and neck cancer survivors in Pune. At a time when there is much work being done to form support groups for breast cancer, head and neck cancer remains to be a neglected area. The real […]

For cancer survivors, this woman is a 3 am friend!

On International Nurses Day, Jyoti Shinoli, profiles Shubhangi Pawar, who goes the extra mile to be family, a friend, a mother, and embodies hope, to cancer survivors.

For cancer survivors, this woman is a 3 am friend!Ma, Aai, Amma, Mummy. The all-familiar term for mother. Those are the many ways in which cancer patients address Shubhangi Pawar, a nurse at Mulund’s Fortis Hospital. It’s the smile on her face, the calmness in her manner and her warmth that make patients forget their stress and the sheer physical pain of being a […]

Care guidelines for cancer survivors often unclear

Researchers examined cancer guidelines from North America and Europe that have been published since 2010 to advise doctors on the best ways to care for survivors of nine malignancies: breast, colorectal, lung, prostate, melanoma, uterine, bladder, thyroid and testicle

Care guidelines for cancer survivors often unclearTreatment guidelines on care for survivors of the most common cancers often lack specifics or offer conflicting advice about when or how often to do certain tests, a review of recent recommendations finds. Researchers examined cancer guidelines from North America and Europe that have been published since 2010 to advise doctors on the best ways […]