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Odisha teenager tonsures head to help cancer patient get a wig

The girl said she was prepared to face the embarrassment of having a bald head so that some cancer patient can smile.
Maity says no one in the family took her seriously when she revealed her plan to donate her hair for a cancer patient.(Sourced Photo)
Maity says no one in the family took her seriously when she revealed her plan to donate her hair for a cancer patient.(Sourced Photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 03:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Immune therapy cancer drugs linked to heart risks in study

Cancer patients who took immune therapies such as Merck & Co.’s Keytruda or Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s Opdivo showed a greater risk of developing heart problems in a study.
Almost 10% of lung-cancer patients and about 7% of those with malignant melanoma experienced a heart problem -- ranging from irregular heartbeat to fatal heart attack -- within a year of beginning treatment.(Unsplash)
Almost 10% of lung-cancer patients and about 7% of those with malignant melanoma experienced a heart problem -- ranging from irregular heartbeat to fatal heart attack -- within a year of beginning treatment.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 03:54 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Study reveals about 60 per cent cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments

Nearly 60 per cent of all cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments, as estimated by scientists from Purdue University.
In recent research, they say that the results can be even worse - as many of those same patients experience toxic and sometimes deadly side effects.(Unsplash)
In recent research, they say that the results can be even worse - as many of those same patients experience toxic and sometimes deadly side effects.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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Indiana [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

World Rose Day 2020: History and significance of the welfare of cancer patients

World Rose Day 2020: This day is observed in honour of 12-year-old Melinda Rose from Canada, who was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer and her efforts to bring cheer and hope into the lives of other patients, even in the face of her own disease.
World Rose Day is annually celebrated on September 22 in dedication to the welfare of cancer patients.(Pixabay)
World Rose Day is annually celebrated on September 22 in dedication to the welfare of cancer patients.(Pixabay)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 11:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Jahnavi Gupta

Cancer patient, father die in Bengal car accident; four critically injured

The family was on their way back from Kolkata, where the teenager was undergoing treatment
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Updated on Aug 21, 2020 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Berhampore | BySreyasi Pal

Dil Bechara movie review: Sushant Singh Rajput, one last time

Dil Bechara movie review: As we sit down to watch Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film, let us leave behind the controversies and primetime debates to celebrate the actor and his art.
Dil Bechara movie review: Sushant Singh Rajput film makes for a poignant watch.
Dil Bechara movie review: Sushant Singh Rajput film makes for a poignant watch.
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 05:10 PM IST
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ByJyoti Sharma Bawa, New Delhi

OPD visits at AIIMS down to a fraction in post-Covid reality

At the waiting areas outside consultation rooms at the new Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur OPD block at Masjid Moth, yellow squares are marked on the floor, and every alternate chair is blocked in bids to ensure social distancing — but there are no patients.
The rush of patients outside the AIIMS outpatient clinics in June 2019.(HT Photo)
The rush of patients outside the AIIMS outpatient clinics in June 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 02:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt, New Delhi

Mayur Vihar’s efforts to end containment rules end in police case

One such protest march on Saturday with lighted candles and torchlights ended in the police registering a case against them for allegedly violating social distancing norms.
While the FIR mentions only Upadhyay’s name, the police said they have booked a host of unknown people as well, belonging to Group-13 of the A-3 pocket. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
While the FIR mentions only Upadhyay’s name, the police said they have booked a host of unknown people as well, belonging to Group-13 of the A-3 pocket. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 03:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShiv Sunny, New Delhi

PGIMER to start DM course in interventional radiology

Interventional radiology, an important subspecialty of radiology, allows minimally invasive procedures to be done quickly under minimal anesthesia. It’s also relatively painless
The DM course in interventional radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the first of its kind programme in north India(HT photo)
The DM course in interventional radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the first of its kind programme in north India(HT photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Interactive social service in times of corona

An NGO working with cancer patients is all set to raise funds and awareness through engaging masterclass and you can join one too!
CanSupport, India’s largest palliative care programme set up by Harmala Gupta in 1996
CanSupport, India’s largest palliative care programme set up by Harmala Gupta in 1996
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 02:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDrishti Vij

AIIMS patient kills self; cops cite his battle with cancer

The Hauz Khas police station got a call around 6.15 am that a man hung himself inside the hospital. “The body was sent for autopsy.
Deputy commissioner of police (south) Atul Thakur said inquest proceedings were underway and the body was handed over to the relatives after postmortem examination.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Deputy commissioner of police (south) Atul Thakur said inquest proceedings were underway and the body was handed over to the relatives after postmortem examination.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 06, 2020 04:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

At 39, Assam reports its biggest one-day jump in Covid-19 cases

The state had reported 15 new cases on Monday, a day after the tally crossed 100 cases. Assam’s list also includes one patient from Nagaland who was tested and treated in Guwahati.
The state now has 107 active cases, 42 recoveries and four deaths. Two patients have migrated to West Bengal and Bihar.(ANI)
The state now has 107 active cases, 42 recoveries and four deaths. Two patients have migrated to West Bengal and Bihar.(ANI)
Updated on May 19, 2020 08:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar

UK PM Johnson, a Covid survivor, becomes a father

Both mother and child are doing well, a spokeswoman said. Symonds had been expected to give birth in early summer.
Boris Johnson returned to work on Monday, a month after testing positive for Covid-19, which he said had threatened his life.(REUTERS)
Boris Johnson returned to work on Monday, a month after testing positive for Covid-19, which he said had threatened his life.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 30, 2020 02:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByHT Correspondent

With hospitals out of bounds, home health care providers step in to help

Home health care service providers say there has been an increase in calls seeking nursing services, care for ailments such as diabetes, and even flu for which patients would have otherwise visited a hospital.
Medical workers collect samples from a Covid-19 test during a health camp organised for journalists, during lockdown to curb spread of coronavirus, at Patel Nagar, in New Delhi. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)
Medical workers collect samples from a Covid-19 test during a health camp organised for journalists, during lockdown to curb spread of coronavirus, at Patel Nagar, in New Delhi. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 06:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Stranded at Chandigarh PGIMER, patients yearn to go home

UT health secretary, Arun Kumar Gupta, said the state governments concerned should provide assistance in this regard
Patients who arrived at Chandigarh PGIMER for treatment before curfew was imposed have been stranded here since March 23.(HT file photo)
Patients who arrived at Chandigarh PGIMER for treatment before curfew was imposed have been stranded here since March 23.(HT file photo)
Published on Apr 14, 2020 07:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

Caring for cancer patients amid Covid-19 crisis

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 12:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDr Vineet Talwar

Cancer patients from Assam stranded in Mumbai amid Covid-19 lockdown

Uttam Kumar Roy, 52, who went to Mumbai to get his brother treated for mouth cancer at Tata Memorial Hospital, says his brother’s case has been referred back to Guwahati, but now they are unable to make their way back.
Scores of cancer patients from Assam are stranded in Mumbai due to the Covid-19 lockdown.(AP Photo)
Scores of cancer patients from Assam are stranded in Mumbai due to the Covid-19 lockdown.(AP Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2020 11:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByPoulami Kundu

Sangrur’s cancer hospital empanelled under Ayushman Bharat Yojana

The hospital is a unit of the Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai.
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Published on Mar 09, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByHT Correspondent, Sangrur

The right and left of colon cancer

Several studies have shown that patients with colon cancers on the right side have worse short- and long-term survival rates than those with left-sided tumors.
Left-sided tumors have rounded masses, which are easier to detect in the early stages.(iStock)
Left-sided tumors have rounded masses, which are easier to detect in the early stages.(iStock)
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 10:11 AM IST
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Coimbatore students chop locks to donate to cancer patients, impresses netizens

Students here donated a portion of their shiny and thick locks of hair which will be used to make wigs for cancer.
In bid to help the cancer patients who have lost their hair, 80 girls of a private college in Coimbatore have donated a portion of their hair.(Twitter/@ANI)
In bid to help the cancer patients who have lost their hair, 80 girls of a private college in Coimbatore have donated a portion of their hair.(Twitter/@ANI)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 12:54 PM IST
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Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu | ByAsian News International

47% jump in cancer patients at PGIMER in 7 years

Around 53% patients registered for treatment were men, among whom the leading type of cancer was head and neck (27%)
Updated on Feb 04, 2020 12:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Cancer patient’s husband robbed on way to hospital in Ludhiana

Two motorcycle-borne miscreants robbed a 64-year-old man of ₹19,000 and a mobile phone near Sherpur Chowk on Sunday evening when he was on way to pay his wife’s hospital bills. The victim, Bidhi Chand, of Una of Himachal Pradesh said he had arranged the money for paying the medical bill of his wife, Sulochana Devi, a cancer patient, who underwent surgery at the Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital here on January 8.
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Published on Jan 13, 2020 10:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Giving dignity to the dead is the life-mission for this Odisha man

Though a moderately successful book-binder in Cuttack, Das devotes just about 3-4 hours to his profession in the evening. The daytime is mostly spent on cremating the unclaimed bodies, impoverished and on cancer patients in the hospital.
Abhimanyu Das’ father, mother, uncle and brother-in-law succumbed to cancer giving him a measure of a cancer patients suffering.(HT Photo)
Abhimanyu Das’ father, mother, uncle and brother-in-law succumbed to cancer giving him a measure of a cancer patients suffering.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 07:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

90 cr spent on 82,000 patients under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana in Punjab’

Highlighting achievements under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, Punjab health and family welfare minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said about 38.55 lakh e-cards have been generated to extend the benefits of this scheme to the masses
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Updated on Dec 12, 2019 12:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

Cell therapy options at Guameng-Li Biodicine and Taipei Medical University Hospital bring hope to cancer patients

The immuno-cell therapy developed by Guang-Li Biomedicine and Taipei Medical University Hospital uses the human body’s immune system to attack tumour cells.
With cell therapy officially allowed in Taiwan, Guang-Li Biomedicine and Taipei Medical University Hospital are leading Taiwan’s many medical institutions and research units in legalizing cancer treatment programs.
With cell therapy officially allowed in Taiwan, Guang-Li Biomedicine and Taipei Medical University Hospital are leading Taiwan’s many medical institutions and research units in legalizing cancer treatment programs.
Updated on Dec 02, 2019 01:37 PM IST
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Cancer patients more likely to die of heart problems, stroke

For the study, researchers compared the US general population with over 3.2 million US patients who had been diagnosed with cancer between 1973 and 2012.
The risk of death from cardiovascular diseases is several times that of the general population in the first year of diagnosis; sometimes, this risk decreases, but for most, this risk increases as survivors are followed for ten years or more.(Shutterstock)
The risk of death from cardiovascular diseases is several times that of the general population in the first year of diagnosis; sometimes, this risk decreases, but for most, this risk increases as survivors are followed for ten years or more.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 05:28 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

World Kindness Day 2019: An act of kindness can change lives, one at a time

On World Kindness Day, November 13, here’s how you can soak yourself in love, care and happiness. An act of kindness can change lives, and be the harbinger of happiness.
Aanchal Sharma, a cancer survivor, has been serving meals to the underprivileged for last two years.
Aanchal Sharma, a cancer survivor, has been serving meals to the underprivileged for last two years.
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 12:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByRuchika Garg

Mukh Mantri Punjab Cancer Raahat Kosh scheme: Patients will no longer have to pay for PET scan

Around 2,700 patients will benefit from the move
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Updated on Oct 21, 2019 12:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Patiala

Cancer patients may not lose all their hair during chemotherapy

Trials on the scalp-cooling technology, which reduces the side effects of chemicals on hair follicles during chemotherapy, started two years ago and the hospital said it is now ready to offer the technique to its patients.
Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Parel, recently completed trials of an imported technology that will reduce hair loss in patients during chemotherapy.
Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Parel, recently completed trials of an imported technology that will reduce hair loss in patients during chemotherapy.
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 05:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByRupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai

Exercise is must for cancer patient’s heart

Endurance training is more effective for improving cardiovascular performance and reducing inflammation, but resistance training may be a better starting point for frail cancer patients.
Cardiovascular diseases are common side effects in patients with cancer.(Shutterstock)
Cardiovascular diseases are common side effects in patients with cancer.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.
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