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This international day is a ‘global uniting initiative’ led by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC). (worldcancerday.org)

World Cancer Day 2021: Check here for history, significance and theme this year

By hindustantimes.com, Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 07:16 AM IST
World Cancer Day 2021: Annually observed on February 4, World Cancer Day seeks to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surround the disease that is the second leading cause of deaths globally. Read on to know all about the history, significance and theme this year
World Cancer Day 2021: 3 Yoga asanas to prevent cancer or its recurrence(Twitter/JanePickard9, Instagram/egupta/tarasutaria)
World Cancer Day 2021: 3 Yoga asanas to prevent cancer or its recurrence(Twitter/JanePickard9, Instagram/egupta/tarasutaria)

World Cancer Day 2021: 3 Yoga asanas to prevent cancer or its recurrence

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 09:52 AM IST
  • Studies have found that those with the highest levels of physical activity are lesser prone to cancer. On World Cancer Day 2021, here are 3 Yoga asanas with their steps and benefits that may help prevent cancer or its recurrence
Care of cancer patients, in the new normal of today, faces a dual challenge.(Unsplash)
Care of cancer patients, in the new normal of today, faces a dual challenge.(Unsplash)

Caring for cancer patients amid Covid-19 crisis

Hindustan Times | By Dr Vineet Talwar
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 12:38 PM IST
In the current scenario, caring for cancer patients is the biggest challenge for oncologists. Cancer patients usually have compromised immunity levels to fight various infections due to the disease itself and also its treatment, which involves doses of steroids, immune modulators, chemotherapy agents and radiation therapy.
A standalone cancer care centre set up in Delhi by Max and GE Healthcare in 2016.(Anushree Fadnavis / Hindustan Times)
A standalone cancer care centre set up in Delhi by Max and GE Healthcare in 2016.(Anushree Fadnavis / Hindustan Times)

Close calls: Hospital-run clinics make healthcare quicker, easier

Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul & Prakruti Maniar
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 09:51 AM IST
In metro cities, where commutes are long and hospitals already stretched, standalone clinics are helping ease the load for doctors and patients
Art therapy can be used alongside conventional treatments for patients with cancer-related mood symptoms and pain.(Shutterstock)
Art therapy can be used alongside conventional treatments for patients with cancer-related mood symptoms and pain.(Shutterstock)

A dose of art therapy can ease pain and anxiety in cancer patients

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 11:57 AM IST
Art therapy may help cancer patients overcome their pain and anxiety, and feel better, finds this new study.
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