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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Fight Cancer with food

Prevention is better then cure.  

My father always said, the easiest way to stay healthy is maintaining healthy food habits. Having good diet can help you build immunity which is a crucial in fighting any disease - cancer or any other illness. 

In 2012, according to a report by the ACS, stated that there was strong 'evidence´ that  a good diet and exercise can prevent cancer form  returning  and also increase rates of survival.

Remember, bioactive natural products will do much more good to your body then synthetic pills. Below is the list of food that can help fight cancer.
  1. Nuts
  2. Garlic
  3. Pulses
  4. Carrots
  5. Beetroot
  6. Broccoli
  7. Oily Fish
  8. Tomatoes
  9. Mushrooms
  10. Green leafy vegetable
  11. Red and yellow pepper
  12. Pumpkin seeds & Sunflower seeds
Apart from having the above food, if possible please include the following habits in your daily dietary charts
  • Avoid Sugar
  • Take a daily probiotic
  • Avoid dairy products
  • Eat whole foods
  • Drink green tea, 3-5 cups a day. It helps in detoxification by neutralizing the free radicals.
I love you, Papa

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Cancer - Areawise in India

Cancer, according to WHO is the leading cause of deaths through out the world,  with 14 million (approx.) new cases and 8.2 million cancer related deaths in the year 2012. The deaths by cancer is likely to increase by 70% in the next 20 years.

The most common types of cancer causing deaths  among men are lung, prostate, colorectal, gallbladder, stomach, and liver cancer.

Among women the  most common types of cancer diagnosed were breast, cervix, stomach, gallbladder, colorectal and lungs 

More than 60% of world’s total new cancer cases occur in Africa, Asia and South and Central America. These regions contribute for 70% of the world’s deaths by cancer

Image Courtesy: Cancer Healer

I Love you, Papa!

Friday, 6 March 2015

Gallbladder Cancer- Ultrasound

ULTRASOUND is the first imaging test done, to ascertain gallbladder cancer in people who are showing symptoms such as pain in the abdomen or have jaundice.
  • Ultrasound is a very simple test. 
  • No radiation. 
  • Cost -effective.
  • Absolutely painless and harmless
The patient is made to lie on the bed and gel is applied on the abdomen. A wand like object known as the transducer is moved along the skin. The transducer sends sound waves and picks up the echoes as they bounce back from the organs. These echoes are then converted into images by the computer.

These images can  help the doctor to determine how far the cancer has spread to the nearby organs. And if surgery is possible.

Endoscopic and Laparoscopic ultrasound: A transducer is inserted in the body close to the gallbladder to get more detailed images as compared. A thin tube with transducer, attached with a viewing device is inserted through mouth( Endoscopic ultrasound) or a incision in the stomach (Laparoscopic ultrasound).

In case of tumor, ultrasound can help determine how far it has gone in the gallbladder walls. Or if the nearby lymph nodes have been affected.

Ultrasound can be used to guide a needle to help remove the cells (biopsied) from the affected area (lymph node) and be scanned under the microscope. This process is known as an ultrasound biopsy.

I love you, Papa!