Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

The word ‘caution’ signifies the care or the need to take action to avoid any mistake or danger. On the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’ which is observed on the 4th of February, the word caution helped to recognise and establish the 7 most common and significant signs of cancer

Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignoreWhat does ‘caution’ stand for? Change in bowel or bladder: If you have been experiencing healthy and regular bowel movements but have begun to experience a sudden or gradual shift in this routine; be it the frequency, constipation, diarrhoea, change in shape or colour, bloody stools and rectal bleeding, these could be signs of cancer. […]

Cama hospital doctors’ give cervical cancer patients a new lease of life

Women from rural areas who suffer from the uterine cancer are treated free of cost at the Cama and Albless Hospital. More than 80,000 medical check-ups have been carried out in the medical camps in rural areas during the years 2015-17. 2,500 women who were suspected of cancer, underwent Pap Smear (Pap Test) and 20 to 25 women with uterine cancer have been operated

Cama hospital doctors’ give cervical cancer patients a new lease of lifeIn Maharashtra, a large number of women suffer from cervical cancer. Due to the unaffordable treatment, women ignore it. The patient loses life due to the lack of timely treatment. Owing to which, since last 15 years, the doctors from the Cama and Albless Hospital are going to the rural areas and organising medical camps. […]

Cervical cancer: ‘India lacks a nationwide screening program’

Cervical cancer is the fifth most common cancer in humans, the second most common cancer in women worldwide and the common cause of death in the developing countries. Large majority (around 85 per cent) of the global burden occurs in the less developed regions, where it accounts for almost 12 per cent of all female cancers. However, in India women continue to be afflicted by a disease that is potentially preventable and treatable when detected early

Cervical cancer: ‘India lacks a nationwide screening program’Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer cause of death among women in India. It is the second most common cancer in women aged 15 to 44 years. An estimated 122,844 new cases and 67,477 deaths due to cervical cancer occurred in India in 2014, contributing 26 per cent and 27 per cent to the global […]

How Sunaina Roshan fought obesity and won

Sunaina Roshan, sister of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, tells My Medical Mantra that she is healthier and fitter and is off all medications since her drastic weight loss

How Sunaina Roshan fought obesity and wonShe has fought cervical cancer, depression and now obesity. Meet Sunaina Roshan, sister of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, who is back in a new avatar after being out of sight for two years. “I was homebound for two years because of depression. People with the condition are often stigmatised. For me, depression and obesity went […]

To detect cervical cancer in rural areas, health workers collect sanitary pads

Cervical cancer is now the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in females worldwide. India is the second most populous country in the world. Deaths due to cervical cancer account for 27% (77,100) of the total cancer deaths in the country, according to the data published by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

To detect cervical cancer in rural areas, health workers collect sanitary padsIndia bears the huge burden of cervical cancer, while the rural women suffer the most from it, because of the lack of access to the advanced medical services. Most of the women in rural India use homemade cloth pads during menstruation. To add to the agony, still, there is a lack of awareness about menstrual […]

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say experts

The presentation mentioned at that the majority of cancer cases are getting diagnosed at advanced stage in India, which then is affecting the long term survival of the patient in a negative manner. It also stated that 40 per cent of cancer in India is tobacco related, 10 per cent is obesity related and another 10 per cent is related to different infections

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say expertsA special presentation at a breast cancer conference in Pune revealed that breast, ovary, and lung cancer numbers in India are on the rise and cervix, stomach and penile cancer numbers are reducing. The statistical analysis also stated that though the percentage of cancer in India is not rising, the numbers are increasing rapidly with […]