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 […]

This newly-discovered organ can help explain how cancer spreads

Scientists have identified a new human organ hiding in plain sight; in a discovery they hope could help them understand the spread of cancer within the body

This newly-discovered organ can help explain how cancer spreadsA newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells around the body. This discovery was made by chance, from routine endoscopies – a procedure that involves inserting a thin camera into a person’s gastrointestinal tract. Newer approaches enable doctors to […]

JJ hospital doctors to be trained to detect and treat head and neck cancer

To tackle this problem, at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals cancer OPD, patients will be detected for head and neck cancer and treatment will be given to them. For this doctors from the hospital’s ENT department will be trained on how to identify cancer and provide care post-surgery

JJ hospital doctors to be trained to detect and treat head and neck cancerIn Mumbai, the percentage of patients suffering from head and neck cancer is rising. If the cancer is detected on time a person’s life can be saved. In January 2018, a contract was signed between JJ Hospital and Prince Aly Khan Hospital to detect and treat cancer patients. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Shrinivas […]

International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ Hospital

Timely cancer detection can save a patient’s life.  The poor and needy cannot afford treatment in private hospitals due to which they don’t opt for the same.  So, on the International Women's Day, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals on Thursday

International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ HospitalOn the International Women’s Day, Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education inaugurated cancer OPD in Sir JJ Group of Hospitals.  Poor people are still unaware about cancer and visit the hospital at the last stage of their cancer. To timely detect cancer, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. As per […]

Chhattisgarh: Scientist find anti-cancer properties in rice

The research conducted by the Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Mumbai has concluded that three medicinal varieties of rice, Gathuan, Maharaji and Laicha, have the ability to fight cancer

Chhattisgarh: Scientist find anti-cancer properties in riceResearchers have claimed to have found anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice paddy in Chhattisgarh. The research stated that Gathwan, Maharaji and Laicha which are three medicinal varieties of rice have cancer fighting abilities, said scientist Deepak Sharma to My Medical Mantra. These varieties were taken from the rice germplasm bank preserved in […]

World Cancer Day: Apollo Hospital hosts first cancer awareness walkathon

In order to spread awareness about cancer, on February 04, in recognition of the World Cancer Day, Apollo Hospitals hosted its first Cancer Awareness Walk at Juhu in Mumbai. Around 500 women including homemakers, working professionals and students across Mumbai participated in this walkathon

World Cancer Day: Apollo Hospital hosts first cancer awareness walkathonEvery year, cancer claims the lives of 8 million people worldwide, including 4 million people who die prematurely, between the ages of 30 and 70. This burden is particularly significant where access to proper treatment and care is limited. It is estimated that, by 2030, over two thirds of all cancer-related deaths will occur in […]

Cancer: A growing threat to the health and economy of the country

A study recently published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology highlighted the effects of premature deaths caused due to cancer and the loss of productivity caused by it. It revealed that India ranks second among key developing countries in productivity loss, as a result of people suffering from cancer

Cancer: A growing threat to the health and economy of the countryIt is a known fact that cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, now a recently released report undertaken by the European Short Term Scientific Mission revealed that India ranks second in productivity loss due to the same. The study published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology latest edition, focused on the effect of […]

Lifeline Express: World’s first-of-a-kind train for cancer treatment completes a year!

Cancer services introduced on the Lifeline Express - the world’s first state-of-the-art-hospital-train,  in partnership with the Indian Railways, so far it has benefitted 16,223 of the 1,19,807 rural poor, free-of-cost, across 11 camps held from December 2016 till the end of January 2018 in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka

Lifeline Express: World’s first-of-a-kind train for cancer treatment completes a year!This World Cancer day, there’s a very positive promise to look forward to! Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Professor, Tata Memorial Hospital, along with his team conducted the first cancer surgery on third stage oral cancer cases on the Lifeline Express on 22nd December 2016 at Satna, Madhya Pradesh. He is the coordinator of the cancer services […]

Tata Hospital starts a unique course catering patients and caregivers need

Tata Memorial Centre launched a first-of-its-kind training course – KEVAT. KEVAT candidates will be trained for patient navigation who would help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. KEVAT is a year-long certificate course in patient navigation. Any graduate of Indian nationality from any discipline can register for the programme. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who was the chief guest for the graduation ceremony at TMH on January 22, congratulated the institute for the unique course

Tata Hospital starts a unique course catering patients and caregivers needTata Memorial Centre in Mumbai  launched a first-of-its-kind training course called KEVAT. Through KEVAT, the registered candidates will be trained for patient navigation which is a relatively a new profession. The patient navigators help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. This programme has been launched by keeping the need of […]

Can our biological clock help in preventing cancer?

Experts know that the biological clock plays a role in regulating time-dependent processes within the body, including metabolism, DNA repair, and the cell cycle. And in the new study, researchers explored whether or not the biological clock may also be able to suppress tumours

Can our biological clock help in preventing cancer?We all have a biological clock, which is tasked with helping us to maintain our daily cycles of rest and activity by running in sync with the cycles of light and dark in our environment. Another natural cycle in our body is “the cell cycle,” which controls the multiplication of our body’s cells. Both the […]