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
As doctors continue to fight against the pandemic as frontline warriors. The Daily Guardian talks to some of them to know how they are maintaining a healthy work-life balance
Dr. Manish Pruthi, Consultant Musculoskeletal Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Institute & Research Centre, told IANSlife : "A sarcoma is a rare kind of cancer. Sarcomas are different from the much more common carcinoma because they happen in a different kind of tissue. Sarcoma grow in connective tissue - cells that connect or support other kinds of tissue in your body. These tumors are most common in the bones, muscles tendons, cartilage, nerve and blood vessels of your arms and legs, but they can also happen in other areas of your body.
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre (RGCIRC) has deployed a patient app ‘RGCI Care,’ a telemedicine application to reduce visits by patients, a Virtual Tumor Board and e-meetings through videoconferencing. JP Dwivedi, Chief Information Officer, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, speaks about the various digital health initiatives introduced in the times of the pandemic.
New therapies are not only making cancer cure easier and faster but improving the quality of life while leaving least detrimental effect on the body. Excerpts from an interview with DR SUDHIR KUMAR RAWAL, Medical Director and Chief of Genito-Uro Surgical Oncology at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre (RGCIRC) in which he also answered queries pertaining to Covid and special precautions to be taken by cancer patients.
On International Yoga day , Dr. Harsha Agarwal, Head Psycho Oncology, RGCIRC, spoke about the benefits of yoga. She said -Yoga deals with the physical, mental, moral, and spiritual well-being of an individual. Though it is not scientifically proven but I have observed that, when practiced daily, Yoga and meditation significantly helps in reducing stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite and fatigue in some cancer patients and in addition yoga also enhances quality of life, immune status and will to fight among...
Environment degradation and faulty lifestyles are leading to an increase in the cancer incidence in the country. Protecting the environment and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help prevent cancer. This was stated by Dr Vineet Talwar, Director – Medical Oncology at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre (RGCIRC) New Delhi, India’s premier cancer care centre.
Smokers more vulnerable to severe Covid-19 infection. Covid-19 is a disease of the respiratory system in human beings. Since lungs and respiratory tract in tobacco smokers are already compromised, the severity of Covid-19 infection in smokers, such as difficulty in breathing, is far higher than the non-smokers. On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Dr A K Dewan & Dr Darlong discussed the harmful effects of Tobacco Consumption
Contribution of Nurses is unparalleled: Madhumita Dhall RGCIRC celebrates International Nurses Week To celebrate the contribution of Nursing community, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC) conducted 'International Nurses Week'. The week-long program celebrated the work and contribution of nurses through various activities including webinars, discussions, talks, presentations, quiz etc which witnessed overwhelming participation from the entire nursing team.