IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals wear pink jersey to raise awareness on breast cancer

Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals have donned a special pink jersey in Friday’s home match against the Chennai Super Kings, to raise awareness about early cancer screening through their campaign Cancer Out

IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals wear pink jersey to raise awareness on breast cancerAs part of the Rajasthan Royals’ Cancer out campaign, skipper Ajinkya Rahane along with his team mates Heinrich Klaasen, Krishnappa Gowtham and Mahipal Lomror on Wednesday got themselves screened in an urge to promote early cancer screening. A significant proportion of cancers can be cured if detected early. Several surveys have showed that less than […]

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancer

The administration of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in Mumbai has written a letter to Medical Council of India, asking them to start a specialised postgraduate course on cancer for medical students. Doctors state that in the past few years the state has seen a sharp rise in cancer cases. And as compared to the number of cases, the numbers of doctors who can treat cancer patients are very few

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancerMaharashtra has witnessed a sharp rise in oral, breast and cervical cancer cases in the past few years. In order to impart specialised cancer-related education to the students, the administration of Sir JJ Hospitals has written a letter to Medical Council of India (MCI). The letter was written by Dr Tatyarao Lahane, former dean of […]

International Women’s Day: 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime

Economic growth in India, has brought with it other challenges – including cancer. Cancer prevalence in women, as well as deaths, are increasing rapidly among Indian women, primarily because of changing lifestyle, increasing lifespan, low awareness and late detection

International Women’s Day: 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime  Now, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Indian women, constituting about 27% of all female cancers and incidence rates begin to rise in the early thirties and peak at ages 50-64 years. Overall, 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. India accounts for the third […]

Sassoon Hospital to host cancer screening camp on Women’s Day

As the incidence of cancer is rising in the country, so is the cancer related death toll. Statistics suggest that one woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India and for every two women diagnosed with breast cancer in the world, one woman dies of it in India

Sassoon Hospital to host cancer screening camp on Women’s DayOn the occasion of International Women’s Day, Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune, has taken up the fight against cancer. A special awareness program and cancer screening will be held on Thursday, March 08 from 9 am to 1 pm at the SGH campus. At this camp, women will be screened for breast cancer, cervical […]

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical Journal

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) doctors get two landmark studies of cervical cancer treatment published in medical journal that completely rules out surgery in women diagnosed with locally advanced stage of cervical cancer

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical JournalThe TMH doctors said with India seeing 60 to 70% of cervical cancer patients in locally advance stage, the two studies are path breaking as it shows better cure rate when compared to the traditional cervical cancer treatment methods. The studies, which have now set up a benchmark for cervical cancer treatment in advance stages […]

International Women’s Day: State govt to implement cancer screening programme

Special efforts have been made by the centre and the state government to make India cancer-free. For timely treatment and diagnosis, the state government will implement a cancer screening programme on the International Women's Day, in Mumbai and across the state

International Women’s Day: State govt to implement cancer screening programmeIn Maharashtra, the percentage of cervical cancer is highest than any other cancer related to women. Since, the cancer treatment is unaffordable, many women tend to neglect it. To help the timely detection and treatment of women in urban and the rural areas, on International Women’s Day on March 8th, the state government will implement […]

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 […]