Promoting cancer prevention among women prisoners in Madhya Pradesh was one of the pioneering cancer screening programmes that VCCF and Karkinos Healthcare had initiated upon. This blog is a walk through of the initiative.
The cancer screening programme was created to incorporate awareness and to use the programme to explain the benefits of group insurance products, ensuring that women felt reassured about the coverage of treatment costs if necessary. This was done in recognition of these misconceptions and their addiction to tobacco.
In cancer, survivorship focuses on the health and the life of a person with cancer post-treatment until the end of life. As the number of cancer survivors is growing, it emphasizes the demand for specialized needs of disease-free cancer survivors.
Cancer survivors who have been through the early cancer diagnosis and have experienced early-stage treatment procedures are the greatest patient advocates, who radiate a positive outlook to cancer fighters.
Unlike donating blood, there are no stringent requirements in donating one’s hair. So, I decided to donate my hair to Cope with Cancer.
The youth can play an important role in cancer control. Here’s how…
Cancer is preceded by precancerous changes in the cervix that remain for several years before becoming cancer and these changes can be readily detectable by screening and effectively treatable.
More than being mere passive subscribers of data that is already available in public domains and scientific literature, treating clinicians should actively use their position to participate in the building of knowledge of cancer.
Colon cancer is commonly reported in an advanced stage because it is not usually detected until it has grown and spread to other parts of the body.
Through its idealistic, yet perfectly achievable goal of distributed cancer care, using technology, Karkinos Healthcare is laying the foundations for a cancer groundshot and moonshot in the rural and urban landscapes across India.
The fact that 178,500 new breast cancer cases occur and 90,500 women die of it every year underscores the urgent need for reducing breast cancer burden in India.
Dr. Atamjot K Grewal shares with us her experience of being early diagnosed with breast cancer, overcoming it successfully, and being actively involved in setting-up facilities to aid in Early Cancer Detection.
In Varanasi, as per PBCR’s data, oral cavity is the leading cancer site in males accounting for approximately 40% of all cancers while in females it accounts for 6%, with breast being the most common site (26%).
Molecular profiling has a strong influence on every aspect of cancer care including detection, diagnosis, staging and therapy response assessment. Recent advances in the understanding of cancer biology have prompted the introduction of new targeted therapy approaches.
On this World Lung Cancer Day, August 1st, 2022, it is important for the stakeholders of the Indian healthcare industry to revisit the interventions in screening for lung cancer to bring about early detection and screening to reduce the increasing mortality.
Worldwide, the entire month of June is dedicated to honoring cancer survivors. In most cancer survivors, the disease leaves a sense of responsibility, i.e., to raise awareness about cancer as a preventable disease.
India is the second largest consumer of tobacco globally, and accounts for approximately one-sixth of the world′s tobacco-related deaths. The only way to reduce mortality is to create an impregnating constant awareness among people to stop consumption of tobacco and save themselves from cancer.
Persistent pain in the lower abdomen, irregular periods? May be it is not gastritis. It could be more. Stay aware about ovarian cancer.
Early cancer detection saves lives. And to early detect cancer, these days digital technology has been extensively used. Right from Point of Care (PoC) devices to designing data-backed personalized treatment protocols to telemedicine, technology is helping bridge several gaps in delivering quality care.
As the World Health Day offers a global opportunity to capture attention to the critical public health issues, Karkinos Healthcare is creating awareness on lung cancer primarily caused by environmental factors and explain how nonsmokers develop lung cancer owing to air pollution.
Unlike most cancers, Colorectal Cancer is mostly preventable on screening and is highly treatable, but only when detected early. Hence, it is necessary for the general public to be aware of the early warning signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer and contact the concerned specialist for early detection of cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions for timely surgical interventions and for better prognosis.
It is the 4th of March –– the INTERNATIONAL HPV AWARENESS DAY. On this day organizations like Karkinos Healthcare create awareness on the dangers of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer and the importance of vaccination.
While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to stress hospital systems, Karkinos Healthcare’s proprietary distributed cancer care network envisages the use of digital technology and resource distribution to provide highest quality care closest to the patient’s home.
Karkinos Healthcare’s KareMitras are responsible to ensure that the barriers between the health system and the patient are eliminated or reduced to improve access to care.
Cervical cancer is an eminently preventable disease and amenable for elimination, provided women are vaccinated against HPV infection and screened regularly.
The purpose of palliative care is to relieve the patient from suffering and improve the Quality of Life for both patients and families throughout the illness experience, not just at the end of life.
Noticed a lump in your breast? Don’t worry! It may not be cancerous. It is important to understand that most breast lumps are not cancerous. A lump may be malignant (cancerous) or precancerous, but there are several types of breast lumps that are benign (noncancerous).…
Friends, this is breast cancer awareness month and this is part 1 of the 3-part series of articles I decided to write for the benefit of team Karkinos, nonmedical colleagues, and friends. Education, they say, starts at home as we expand our horizons to go to the world. Part 2 deals with the changing spectrum in breast cancer and Part 3 – the challenges in breast cancer and overcoming them.
New treatment interventions and progress in understanding the biology of cancer truly changed the overall prognosis and survival indices in breast cancer.
We as a community need to work together and not just brace it but contribute to the dawn of new innovative and creative thoughts to cancel and checkmate cancer and overcome the challenges for a better tomorrow.
Getting a second opinion helps to recognize available choices and make an educated decision on what is right for the patient. Given this veracity, variety and ever evolving treatment options, patients have the right to ask for a second opinion from experts.