IARC identifies eight additional cancer sites linked to overweight and obesity Lyon, France, 25 August 2016 – A new evaluation carried out by the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention programme has concluded that overweight/obesity is a risk factor for more cancer sites than previously established. Based on a systematic review of the published scientific literature,…

Shalimar winners This book has been compiled with articles contributed by the Oncology team members of Max Shalimar Bagh. Included in this is a cancer journey-obstacles and milestones, reflecting the real time stories of the crusaders in their own words and quotes.   I am sure you will find them interesting and useful. Your feedback,…

Caring for the Caregivers   Section: Role of Caregivers Cancer touches more people than just those who receive the diagnosis. If your spouse, parent, child, or close friend has cancer, you may find yourself in the role of primary caregiver and advocate during treatment and, in some cases, through an extended recovery period. You’ll be…

Myths about Radiation Therapy   Myth 1-Radiation Therapy (RT) is painful. Fact 1-Person undergoing radiation therapy does not feel pain/warmth/heat when it’s being actually given. It’s a painless treatment. One may experience skin irritation, redness, and throat/mouth ulcer as a consequence of RT (which might lead to pain). But there is no pain while RT…

Weight management and Management of Diabetes During Cancer Journey Cancer patients and survivors often feel that management of diabetes, other medical conditions and maintenance of weight are not important issues. This is not true and these problems deserve complete attention by patients, survivors and concerned doctors. Succeeding paragraphs discuss about weight management and diabetes. Weight…

  Sexuality and Fertility after Cancer     As more people achieve long-term survival after cancer, sexual dysfunction and infertility have increasinglybeen recognized as negative consequences thatimpact quality of life   Cancer treatments cannot be exclusively targeted to tumor cells, damage to the reproductive system will remain an important aspect of cancer morbidity. Problems with…

How to help yourself during the treatment? Cancer treatment is not just anti cancer treatment alone but a holistic management. Often many aspects of cancer care get less attention. Patients and care givers by educating themselves can carry out a self help instead of depending upon doctors and nurses for each and every thing. These…

Infection control Patient while on anticancer treatment especially chemotherapy are more prone to infection of all kinds. Sometimes the infection can be severe and lead to death. Most of the infections are preventable and treatable. Currently due to modern treatment the deaths are very few for prevention simple hygiene and common sense are adequate.  For…

How to prepare for your first appointment? Consultation with an oncologist may be a stressful or fearful experience. Your first cancer appointment can be overwhelming. Your head may be buzzing with a host of fears, worries and questions. Our FAQ’s will help you prepare for your appointment so you will come away from the visit with…

Follow Up after Cancer treatment   Cancer, even after the best of therapy can have recurrences. There can be short and long term side effects of treatment. All these require follow up and regular check up. While navigating your new life after cancer, you may have questions regarding follow-up treatment. Following FAQ’s will help you…

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