A research carried out at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre Delhi (RGCIRC) has revealed wide usage of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) amongst cancer patients in India. “A significant correlation was found between level of psychological distress with the use of CAM therapies meaning that with increasing levels of psychological distress, patients tend to choose CAM more often ”, said Dr Vineet Talwar, Director Medical Oncology RGCIRC who headed the team of...
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre (RGCIRC), celebrated the completion of 25 years on July 2nd, 2021. However, instead of a grand celebration, a quieter ceremony marked the occasion with thanksgiving to all the medical professionals who sacrificed their comforts and lives in serving humanity through one of the toughest health emergencies ever witnessed.
Headache is a day to day common problem, but it may also be the warning symptom of brain tumor. When headache is bursting in nature headache, it appears in the morning when you get up from bed and associated with vomiting. One needs to read the warning signs early and undergo investigations if there is anything abnormal, said Dr. I. C. Premsagar, Sr. Consultant & Chief of Neuro & Spine Surgery at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre (RGCIRC) on the occasio...
Environment Day: Climate change, toxic air remain issues of deep concern for India, say experts Experts said while air pollution was a leading cause of asthma, stroke, lung cancer and premature deaths, climate change has a sizable impact on health too as it acts as a driver of disease migration affecting the lives of many. Dr Swarupa Mitra, Senior Consultant and Chief of Gynaecological and Genitourinary Radiation Oncology at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC) said a continuous increase in the number of pollu...
With mortality rates of Covid-19 being higher among patients with co-morbidities which are directly related to tobacco, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC) has launched an awareness drive to convince people to quit smoking during these times of health crisis. It is well established that tobacco is a key reason for co-morbidities in a person such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, chronic respiratory disease and cancer.
Nurses are the cutting edge of battling the ongoing pandemic, making the most of their calibre and providing selfless care, said Lt Col Madhumita Dhall, Director Nursing at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre (RGCIRC) on the occasion of Nurses Day Celebration. RGCIRC celebrated Nurses Day 2021 through various activities such as lamp lighting, a pledge taking ceremony and a webinar. The Florence Nightingale pledge was taken by all the nurses across all the wards administered by respective incharges.
World Health Day 2021 - Inputs on benefits of screening & early detection were shared by the experts.
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, Rohini, has stood first for the outstanding performance as a good will ambassador in the "Swachh Bharat Mission" and has been awarded the certificate of appreciation.
Cancer, also known as malignancy is an abnormal growth of cells that can develop in any part of your body including breast, skin, lung, kidney, colon, prostate and even inside your mouth. Read more to understand Oral Cancer better
Cervical cancer is a cancer that occurs in the cervix, which is the lower and outer part of the uterus, commonly called as the “mouth of the uterus”. Different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), play a major role in initiating most cervical cancers. One can reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer by undergoing various available screening tests and receiving a vaccine that protects against these strains of the HPV infection.
India is one of the youngest nations with over 60% population under the age of 35 years. However the disease burden is quite acute. Especially lifestyle induced illnesses are taking a heavy toll. We would expect the Government to apportion larger funds towards preventive health and wellness segments
Lung cancer treatment has changed dramatically in the last decade with the emergence of an era of personalised medicine. New treatment options are available that are more precise and customized according to subtype and molecular alterations detected in individual patients.
Headache could be a sign of stress or common medical disorders such as migraine, anxiety, etc. However, it could also be a symptom of life-threatening underlying disease like a brain tumour, said Dr Ishwar Chandra Premsagar, Chief of Neuro and Spine, Oncology Services, RGCIRC, New Delhi.
Breast Cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide. A panel of top notch oncologists from different specialties at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre (RGCIRC) including Dr. D.C. Doval, Dr Rajeev Kumar and Dr. Kundan Singh Chufal shared insights on advancements in treatment of breast cancer and the need to create awareness.
Hospital highlights higher COVID-19 fatality rate in cancer patients