On World Cancer Day, Mumbai gets its first smart cancer care centre

The centre will not only provide regular chemotherapy sessions, but also evaluate patients for treatments; tests and diagnosis will also be conducted at this outreach programme-cum-day-care centre

On World Cancer Day, Mumbai gets its first smart cancer care centreMumbai gets its first state-of-the-art smart cancer care centre which will provide facilities closer to home. The Asian Cancer Institute (ACI) launched this dedicated day care centre for Chemotherapy and Cancer Care at Borivli, on World Cancer Day today (February 4). With its aim to not only provide regular chemotherapy sessions, but also evaluate patients […]

Meet Diana, a dog who has bravely fought off cancer 3 times in 10 years

After cancer relapsed for the third time, doctors advised that Diana should be put to sleep. But, Diana, not only survived the critical surgery but has been completely cured and leads a normal life

Meet Diana, a dog who has bravely fought off cancer 3 times in 10 yearsVasudevan Sridharan, a Chembur resident, jumped in happiness when he saw his dog Diana, recovering from her oral cancer. Yes, you heard it right, dogs too suffer from cancer and very less is known about it. Vasudevan (42), employed with a multinational company, had found Diana 10 years ago on the street. Diana is mixed breed […]

Kids more prone to blood cancer

Doctors say 80 per cent cancer cases among children are curable if the disease is diagnosed early

Kids more prone to blood cancerEvery month over 30 children visit Cancer Patient Aid Association (CPAA) enquiring about cancer. According to CPAA, cancer is becoming more common among children. Most common cancer which children are prone to is ‘blood cancer’. Akmal, an eight-year-old boy from Jharkhand is suffering from blood cancer for the past year-and-a-half. Doctors say he has 80 […]

Cancer devastated her life, but could not conquer her will to live and move on

On the eve of World Cancer Day, My Medical Mantra salutes the undying spirit of this Mumbaikar who has not let Cancer defeat her. Rajeshree Shinde has married twice and both her husbands succumbed to cancer. Her young daughter died due to TB. Despite all this, Shinde today helps breast cancer survivors live their lives with confidence and dignity

Cancer devastated her life, but could not conquer her will to live and move onFor a woman, losing her breast is akin to losing a limb. It not only physically scars her, but also scars her soul and her self-confidence. However, in a small discreet corner of the office of Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) situated in Worli, 51-year-old Rajeshree Shinde has been giving lakhs of such women across […]

Mumbai sees an encouraging drop in cases of cervical cancer

Doctors say cervical cancer cases have reduced due to better awareness on personal hygiene, availability of water and privacy of bathrooms

Mumbai sees an encouraging drop in cases of cervical cancerMumbai has seen a drop in the number of cervical cancer cases over a period of time. Increased awareness on taking proper personal hygiene care and sanitation has led to the fall in cases. “The number of cervical cancer has decreased due to better awareness, personal hygiene, availability of running water and privacy of bathrooms,” […]

Six friends with a story to tell out on streets to spread awareness on cancer

The group calls themselves ‘Gaatha’ and they have so far performed more than six street plays and every play has a different cancer story to tell

Six friends with a story to tell out on streets to spread awareness on cancerIn last seven months, Sikander Ali along with his five friends has been roaming the streets of Mumbai and presenting their play to spread awareness on cancer. His friends, who stay in Andheri are struggling actors but decided to channelise their talent by conducting street plays on cancer. Their group is called ‘GAATHA’ and they […]

Poor lifestyle and eating habits lead to obesity, which in turn causes cancer

The most common type of cancer due to obesity is breast and colon cancer

Poor lifestyle and eating habits lead to obesity, which in turn causes cancerObesity could lead to cancer as more number of people are getting prone to unhealthy way of life and eating junk food. According to the doctors it is an alarming situation. “There is scientific evidence and clinical studies which mention high predisposition of some types of cancer in obese male and female. The body of […]