Recent Advancements in Management of Breast Cancer
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3M ago
Breast cancer being the commonest cancer in women worldwide, any new advancement in breast cancer management has a big impact on large number patients. Though survival has improved drastically even in advanced stage breast cancer over past few decades, there is always an unmet need for newer developments for better outcome of these chronic disease patients. Early Detection of Breast Cancer Breast cancer is one of a few cancers ..read more
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Implant – Supported Rehabilitation of a Patient
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3M ago
Odontogenic ossifying fibroma is a rare benign odontogenic neoplasm that is most commonly found in the mandibular / premolar region of female patients in the second to fourth decades of life. A 47 years old female from Kenya, without any co-morbidities, presented to RGCIRC in the year 2022 with the complaints of swelling in the mandible for 2 years. She was evaluated by the oncology team and was diagnosed with an odontogenic tumor of the central arch of the mandible ..read more
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Can Yoga Be Integrated In Palliative Cancer Care?
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre
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4M ago
Surviving with cancer means a constant reminder about the disease, anxiety about recurrence and progression and impending death. This coupled with treatment-related side effects can lead to intrusive thoughts and feelings of anxiety, hopelessness and helplessness and can cause severe psychologic distress. Growing evidence suggests that psychosocial and psychoeducational interventions are beneficial adjunctive treatments for patients with cancer. Question is "Can alternative medicine including Yoga be i ..read more
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Al-Zahrawi – A great Physician & A Surgeon of Middle Ages.
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre
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4M ago
(Not to be confused with Al-Qaeda terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951 - 2022). Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn al-'Abbās al-Zahrāwī al-Ansari popularly known as al-Zahrawi was a physician, surgeon and chemist from al-Andalus. He is considered one of the greatest surgeons of the Middle Ages. Al-Zahrawi's principal work is the Kitab al-T ..read more
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Risk Adapted Therapy In Hematology And Hemato-Oncology
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre
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4M ago
There has been a rapid evolution in diagnostics and therapeutic strategies in medicines, specially in Hematological malignancies and more so over past one to two decades to this era of better molecular characterization of cancers and then risk adapted approach to treatment. With advances in diagnostics, we are now able to have a better classification and risk stratification of various hematological malignancies. Similarly, treatment strategies have evolved in such a way that now we treat some good risk patients with less intensified a ..read more
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Catastrophic Intraoperative Haemorrhage : A Surgeon’s Nightmare & An Anaesthetist’s Distress
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre
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7M ago
If the surgeon cuts a vessel and knows the name of that vessel, the situation is serious; if the anaesthetist knows the name of the vessel, the situation is irretrievable. Maldwny Morgan 1938, (Anaesthetist, London) Catastrophic Intraoperative Haemorrhage is any surgeon’s Nightmare & An anaesthetist’s distress. Hemorrhage is the No. 1 killer in the operating room all over the world. Intraoperative cr ..read more
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Act Before the RBCS in your Patient’s Vein Reach a Dead End
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre
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7M ago
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an umbrella term for various degrees of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The risk statistics are alarming: One in every five cases of VTE is related to either cancer and/or its treatment. Cancer Surgery has a 7-fold higher risk of perioperative PE compared to similar surgery for benign disease.  In the absence of routine thromboprophylaxis in surgical cancer patients, a majority (40-80%) develop postoperative isolated or asymptomat ..read more
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What is Thyroid Cancer?: Symptoms, Types, Diagnosis and Treatment
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre
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1y ago
The thyroid gland or also called as just thyroid plays a crucial role in maintaining the metabolism, growth and development of the human body. It is responsible for secreting two main hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroxine (T4) helps to control the rate at which the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls the sensitivity of cells to other hormones ..read more
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6 Common Blood Cancer Signs You Should Know About
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1y ago
Blood cancer is a kind of cancer affecting the blood cells, lymphatic system or bone marrow. It generally happens when things go wrong with the blood cell development.  The most common kinds of blood cancer are leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma. It is caused by mutations in the blood cell DNAs, which results in the abnormal behaviour of the blood cells. In most cases, the mutations are associated with things that are out of control. It affects not only adults but ..read more
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FIRST DO NOT HARM
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre
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1y ago
HIPPOCRATIC OATH - I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and “never do harm” to anyone. The origin of the concept of patient safety is not recent; it is an age old ethical practice in medical field. Hospitals were founded to give care to those who need it and to keep patients safe is their moral duty. The occurrence of adver ..read more
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