Week 1 KCA Tip: Drink Plenty of Water

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So guys it is March first week and it is time for Week 1 tip; it is a simplest of the tips and easiest to follow – Drink plenty of water so let us follow it…

The human body can last weeks without food, but only days without fluid. It has no way to store the fluid it needs to replenish the blood, in order for body functions to work properly, to make up for losses from lungs, skin, urine and faeces. Fluid regulates your body’s temperature through perspiration, the kidney removes waste via urine and carries nutrients and other substances throughout the body.

Fresh supplies of fluid are needed every day, however, there is no set amount to drink each day to avoid dehydration. Water is the recommended fluid to satisfy thirst and is nature’s choice. It is calorie-free, inexpensive and readily available and choosing to drink water instead…

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World Cancer Day!!

February 4 is celebrated as the World Cancer Day. Make this day special for your loved ones who fought it courageously, the ones who are fighting it with positive attitude and remember the brave ones who fought till the end but couldn’t make it.

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Always remember you beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live 🙂

10 Facts about Cancer you should know!!

The best known fact is that as per the survey there are more than 28 million people worldwide who survived cancer. So do not give up on it; if they can do I am sure others can as well…..
Always remember the most important thing in illness is not to lose heart and hope 🙂

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November is Cancer Caregiver’s month

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Although it is the last day of the month and I know it is late but it is not too late to share the information. We talked of different types of cancer every month but caregivers and relationships of family members with the cancer patients is very important aspect which cannot be overlooked.

Caregivers are often family members or friends who provide important physical, practical, and emotional support to a person with cancer. Caregivers may have a range of responsibilities on a daily or as-needed basis. Below are some of the responsibilities caregivers may take on:

  • Providing support and encouragement
  • Giving medications
  • Helping manage symptoms and side effects
  • Coordinating medical appointments
  • Providing a ride to appointments
  • Assisting with meals
  • Helping with household chores
  • Handling insurance and billing issues

Parenting while living with Cancer: Being a parent while living with cancer is often physically and emotionally exhausting. You may wonder how you can cope with a cancer diagnosis while caring for your family and yourself. Start by accepting help from others and reconsidering your schedule and to-do list. Asking for help when you need it allows you to spend less time worrying and more time enjoying your loved ones.

  • Get support from family and friends
  • Seek community support
  • Ask your children for help
  • Reevaluate your priorities
  • Care for yourself

Family Life: As any person with cancer knows, a cancer diagnosis also affects family members and friends. Sometimes, the complex feelings and lifestyle changes caused by cancer and its treatment become as overwhelming for others in your life as they are for you. Understanding the potential changes in the way you relate to specific family members and friends may help you take steps to foster healthy, mutually supportive relationships during this challenging time.

Spouse and Partners: Cancer has the greatest effect on marriages and other long-term partnerships. After a cancer diagnosis, both individuals may experience sadness, anxiety, anger, or even hopelessness.The effects of cancer vary from couple to couple. For some couples, facing the challenges of cancer together strengthens their relationship. For others, the stress of cancer may create new problems and worsen existing problems.

Friends and other family members: The effects of cancer on your relationships with friends and family members vary widely, based on the closeness of each relationship. Different families have different communication and coping styles. Consider how your family reacts in a crisis and how family members have dealt with other difficult situations. This will help you plan your strategy for communicating news and asking for support.

 

Journey from Cancer to First Sub 2 in Half Marathon

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, patience, dedication, determination and persistence
Some moments are memorable for life; this is surely one such moment;my first sub 2 post cancer. It took me two and a half years to reach but the wait was worth it and full of learnings….
A big thanks to all my friends who were there throughout, supported and motivated me. This run is dedicated to my parents, family and all my friends…

Life is bigger than Cancer!!

Life is bigger than cancer. Never give up!!

Look for these hoardings in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Vadodara at the following places MANINAGAR -KRISHNABAUG CIRCLE – Ahmedabad, MANSI CIRCLE- Ahmedabad, KUNDANHALLI ROAD – Bengaluru

Please spread the message, there is life after cancer……

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month!!

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The liver is one of the largest organs in the body. It filters harmful substances from the blood, produces bile that helps in the digestion of fats, and stores sugar that the body uses for energy.

There are two types of primary liver cancer in adults – hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of adult primary liver cancer. It is relatively rare in the United States, although its incidence is rising, principally in relation to the spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

According to these available data the age adjusted incidence rate of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in India for men ranges from 0.7 to 7.5 and for women 0.2 to 2.2 per 100,000 population per year. The male:female ratio for HCC in India is 4:1. The age of presentation varies from 40 to 70 years. According to a study conducted by verbal autopsy in 1.1 million homes representing the whole country, the age standardized mortality rate for HCC in India for men is 6.8/100,000 and for women is 5.1/100,000.

Having hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or cirrhosis are significant risk factors for adult primary liver cancer. Liver cancer is more common in men than women, and among Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native populations.

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September is Childhood Cancer and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Month

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Cancer in children and adolescents is rare and biologically very different from cancer in adults.It is estimated that about 148000 cancers occurred during 2008 in children aged 0–14 years in less-developed regions. In India cancer is the 9th common cause for the deaths among children between  5  to  14  years  of  age. The  proportion  of childhood  cancers  relative  to  all  cancers  reported  by Indian  cancer  registries  varied  from  0.8%  to  5.8%  in boys, and from 0.5% to 3.4% in girls. Some shocking statistics of Indian children are given below:

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So be aware and don’t be ignorant, this can happen to anyone at any age.

Hodgkin’s lymphoma — formerly known as Hodgkin’s disease — is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system.

In Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cells in the lymphatic system grow abnormally and may spread beyond the lymphatic system. As Hodgkin’s lymphoma progresses, it compromises your body’s ability to fight infection.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma is one of two common types of cancers of the lymphatic system. The other type, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is far more common.Advances in diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma have helped give people with this diagnosis the chance for a full recovery. The prognosis continues to improve for people with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

I would not comment much on it and let Harteij comment, he is a fighter and Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor. Salute to you buddy; take a bow.