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 […]

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. […]

Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancer

Dr Mohita Goyal, a Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi, shares that the incidence of cervical cancer has increased in the women in their 20s, which was earlier noticed in the women above the age of 30. She adds that being more sexually active can make you more prone to this cancer

Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancerGlobally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer. The primary risk factor is the human papillomavirus. Commonly misunderstood as cancer of the cervical spine, this cancer develops in women at the entrance to the womb from the vagina, the cervix. Although the condition was earlier common in women above the age of 30, now, […]

90% of women with endometrial cancer experience irregular bleeding

It is normally said that women tend to ignore their health. Juggling between the ever increasing demands of professional life and being a homemaker remains one of the major reasons why women tend to consider their own health issues are trivial

90% of women with endometrial cancer experience irregular bleedingWith changing lifestyle and other environmental factors, hormonal imbalances are not unheard of. In women especially, who are more prone to hormonal variations throughout the monthly menstrual cycle, it is important to pay attention to the subtle changes in the body, which may sometimes denote an underlying disease condition. This is true especially for certain […]

Kharadi: Motherhood hospital, women’s club organise awareness camp on menstrual hygiene and cervical cancer

Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi, along with the Women’s Club, organised an awareness camp on Menstrual issues and Cervical Cancer. Motherhood Hospital had an open interaction session on menstrual hygiene issues and the importance of early diagnosis of cervical cancer

Kharadi: Motherhood hospital, women’s club organise awareness camp on menstrual hygiene and cervical cancerMotherhood Hospital, Kharadi, in association with the Women’s Club, Kharadi, organised an awareness camp on Menstrual issues and Cervical Cancer. More than 60 women attended the camp. Dr Suvarna Zirpe Gynecologist and a Fertility specialist, Motherhood Hospital had an open interaction session on menstrual hygiene issues and the importance of early diagnosis of cervical cancer. […]

Health alert: Cancer rate doubles in India, especially among women

Breast cancer and cervical cancer are ranked as the most frequent cancer in women in India. Out of every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman will dies due from it

Health alert: Cancer rate doubles in India, especially among women  According to statistics by Cancer India, breast cancer and cervical cancer are ranked as the most frequent cancer in women in India. In India, it has been observed out of every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman dies of it. India has an estimated population of approximately 2.25 million living with […]

Understanding cervical cancer and the importance of timely screening

It is important to be aware of one’s risk of cancer and get screened for early detection, which help protect you and prevent the cancer from developing

Understanding cervical cancer and the importance of timely screeningThe lower part of the womb or the Uterus is called the ‘cervix’, and cancer affecting this part is known as ‘cervical cancer’. As per the GLOBOCAN 2018 statistics, cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among Indian women. Almost 1,00,000 new cases of cervical cancer are detected in India every year. In observance […]

Cervical cancer awareness week observed to highlight importance of screening

Cervical cancer is one of the largest contributors to cancer deaths in women. Yet, unawareness prevails when it comes to its vaccination and screening; leading to rise in deaths each year due to cervical cancer. January 21 to 27 is celebrated as cervical cancer awareness week

Cervical cancer awareness week observed to highlight importance of screeningThe high mortality rate from cervical cancer globally could be reduced through a comprehensive approach that includes prevention, early diagnosis, effective screening and treatment programmes. There are currently vaccines that protect against common cancer-causing types of human papilloma virus and can significantly reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent […]

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 […]

Health Ministry partners with Dell and Tata Trusts to provide technology for Ayushman Bharat

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, here today exchanged the MoU’s with the Tata Trusts and Dell to provide a technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Health Ministry partners with Dell and Tata Trusts to provide technology for Ayushman BharatAnupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare presided over the ceremony and also released the user manual for NCD application under Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) IT Solutions. Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Health) , Burzis Taraporewala, Senior Adviser, Tata Trusts and Sarv Saravanan, Senior Vice President, Dell EMC COE and Jeremy Ford, Director, […]
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