Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Effectiveness data for smoking cessation interventions

Quitting tobacco

Summary of effectiveness data for smoking cessation interventions (abstinence at least six months) based on all latest Cochrane Review

Intervention (source)Quit rate (%)ComparatorOdds ratio (95% confidence interval)Increased chances of quitting successfully
Self-help interventionsNo intervention1.24(1.07-1.45)24%
Physician adviceBrief advice vs. no advice1.66(1.42-1.94)66%
Intensive advice vs. no advice1.84(1.60-2.13)84%
Intensive vs. minimal1.37(1.20 to 1.56)37%
Nursing interventionUsual care1.28(1.18 to 1.38)28%
Individual behavioural counsellingMinimal behavioural intervention1.39(1.24 to 1.57)39%
Group behaviour therapySelf-help programme1.98(1.60-2.46)98%
Telephone counsellingWithout telephone counselling1.41(1.27-1.57)41%
Less intensive vs. no1.33(1.21-1.47)33%
Quit and Win contests8-20%Baseline community rate
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)Placebo or non-NRT1.58(1.50-1.66)58%
BupropionPlacebo1.94(1.72 to 2.19)94%
VareniclinePlacebo2.33 (1.95 to 2.80)133%
ClonidinePlacebo1.63 (1.22 to 2.18)63%
NortriptylinePlacebo2.34(1.61 to 3.41)134%
Healthcare financing systemsDirected at smokers vs. no4.38 (1.94 to 9.87)338%
Directed at providers vs. no1.33(1.01 to 1.77)33%

Monday, December 8, 2014

Rural - WIN OVER CANCER Mission by I CAN WIN Faridabad on 7.12.2014

on 7/12/14 I CAN WIN - Ghaziabad organised a Cancer Awareness Program at Lal Quarter,Near Lohia Nagar,Ghaziabad in which around 100 peoples were awared about Cancer prevention and cure.
Suresh Prakash ji,Nanak Chand ji,Mahesh ji Hapurwale, Lal Chand ji and Ajeet Nigam were present in the meeting.Photos attached. People of local area appreciated the movement of ICANWIN towards Cancer awareness and showed inerest for organising such event in their area in future.

Friday, November 28, 2014

How to Be Thankful For Life by Changing Just One Word

How to Be Thankful For Life by Changing Just One Word

My college strength and conditioning coach, Mark Watts, taught me an important lesson that applies to life outside of the gym…
As adults, we spend a lot of time talking about all of the things that we have to do.

You have to wake up early for work. You have to make another sales call for your business. You have to work out today. You have to write an article. You have to make dinner for your family. You have to go to your son’s game.
Now, imagine changing just one word in the sentences above.
You don’t “have” to. You “get” to.
You get to wake up early for work. You get to make another sales call for your business. You get to work out today. You get to write an article. You get to make dinner for your family. You get to go to your son’s game.
I think it’s important to remind yourself that the things you do each day are not burdens, they are opportunities. So often, the things we view as work are actually the reward.
You don’t have to. You get to.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Smartphones Are Destroying Your Posture

Smartphones Are Destroying Your Posture

If cell phone radiation giving us all cancer and prematurely wiping out the nearly 2 billion people that use smartphones worldwide wasn't enough to worry about, a new study suggests our precious hand-screens are giving us all back problems, too. Of course they are.

According to a study published in Surgery Technology International, chronic screen-staring could be adding up to 60 pounds of force to your spine, depending on if you're more of an eye-shifter or all-out huncher when it comes to reading texts and scrolling through what you've missed on Instagram.

The human head is not weightless, it turns out, so when you tilt it forward it is, in effect, pulling on your spine in a way that your spine isn't meant to be pulled on so frequently. Writes back surgeon Kenneth Hansraj: "As the head tilts forward the forces seen by the neck surges to 27 pounds at 15 degrees, 40 pounds at 30 degrees, 49 pounds at 45 degrees and 60 pounds at 60 degrees."

You're not going to throw your back out after a single heavy day of phone-gazing, but over time the added stress "could deteriorate the back and neck muscles to the point of needing surgery."
But if back surgery's not your thing, there's hope: The radiation cancer could wipe us all out first.

[H/T: Science of Us]

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

THE POWER OF THREE - Deccan Herald- Living- November 15, 2014

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Pawan Gupta MS, M.Ch., FSOG, FAIS
Associate Director, Institute of Cancer Care, Jaypee Hospitals, Sector 128, Noida 
Mob: 9811290152

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rural - WIN OVER CANCER mission of I CAN WIN Foundation 16.11.2014

Rural WIn over Cacner Mission launched by I CAN WIN  - Ghaziabad Chapter. 
The Mission is led by Mr Ajeet Nigam.
One of this was held at Ghaziabad on 16.11.2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Understanding Breast Cancer - The Sunday Tribune by Dr Pawan Gupta

The Sunday Tribune (Spectrum) - 26 October 2014 - National - Understanding breast cancer 

HEALTHUnderstanding breast cancerMost breast cancers can be detected by self-examination and save many lives
Dr Pawan Gupta
BREAST cancer is the most common cancer in women in India and accounts for 25 per cent to 31 per cent of all cancers in women in Indian cities. (Source: PBCR 2009 2011). According to Indian figures for 2012, around 144,937 women were newly detected with breast cancer and 70,218 women died of breast cancer. For every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman is dying of it.
We are witnessing an age shift, and the average age of developing breast cancer has shifted from 50-70 years to 30-50 years; and cancers in the young tend to be more aggressive.
Breast cancer happen in men too. The number of cases is around 1 per cent.
In India 1 in 28 women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. As India becomes westernised, the incidence rate for breast cancer increases. A 2005 study conducted by the International Association of Cancer Research, Lyon, projected that there would be 2,50,000 cases of breast cancer in India by 2015, a 3 per cent increase per year. Currently, India reports roughly 1,00,000 new cases annually.
About 40 per cent of women will discover a breast lump at some point in their lives. Although a lump doesn't necessarily mean cancer, what women do immediately after that discovery can mean the difference between. It is important to see a doctor if you detect any lumps or other abnormalities in your breast.
A diet rich in vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, and low-fat dairy products has been linked with a lower risk of breast cancer
A diet rich in vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, and low-fat dairy products has been linked with a lower risk of breast cancer
Lumps and bumps are normal in every breast. You need to know 'what is normal' for you and be aware of changes. In India, approximately 40 per cent of breast cancers are first diagnosed at stage IV. In the USA, approximately 6 per cent of all cases are first diagnosed at stage IV.
Stage IV means the cancer has already spread from the breast to other organs such as the bones or lungs. While there is currently no cure for stage IV breast cancer, in many cases it can be manageable with treatment for many years.
Early detection can improve the prognosis for survival in most cases. With early detection not only survival improves but the woman can preserve her breast also and avoid chemotherapy too.
3 minutes, 3 fingers once in 30 days
Women should be familiar with the look and feel of their breast. Early detection is a woman's best protection. It just takes 3 minutes to examine each breast.
n 3 steps: Look, feel and check
n 3 fingers: Feel your breast with 3 fingers.
n 30 days: You need to check your breast only once a month.
Most breast cancers are detected by a woman herself. The 3 minute-3 finger campaign intends to empower every woman to practice self-breast awareness from the age of 20 onwards to notice any new abnormality in the breast which needs to be treated at the earliest.
Symptoms to look for
n Development of a lump or swelling.
n Skin irritation or dimpling.
n Nipple pain or retraction (turning inward).
n Redness or scaling of the nipple or breast skin.
Discharge from nipple other than breast milk (you may observe staining on your sheets or bra). Clear fluid is more concerning than bloody, green or blackish fluid.
Dilation of the pores in only one area of skin on the breast that may have an orange peel appearance.
At the onset of any of these changes, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
If you find even a small change, call your doctor. Remember, most of the time, these changes in the breast may not be cancer.
Your doctor may arrange for you to visit her/him first for a clinical breast exam or have you go directly for diagnostic evaluation in a breast-imaging facility prior to seeing you.
Risk factors
A woman is at an increased risk of breast cancer.
n As a woman ages, risk increases across all ages until approximately age of 80.
n If she has certain inherited genetic mutations for breast cancer (BRCA1 and/or BRCA2).
n If a woman has dense breast tissue as determined by a radiologist when reading her mammogram.
n Has two or more first-degree relatives (mother, sister, daughter, father or brother) diagnosed with breast cancer at an early age.
Minor factors
n Has had no biological children.
n Had her first child after age 30.
n Never breastfed a child.
n Reached menopause after age 55.
n Had her first period before age 12.
n Drinks more than one alcoholic beverage per day.
Gained significant weight after menopause.
Used menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT, in particular HRT containing both estrogen/progestin hormones) recently or for a long time to treat symptoms of menopause.
While you can't change many known risk factors for breast cancer (being female, one's age, family history, etc.), you can modify your lifestyle to reduce at least some of the risks, including:
n Postmenopausal obesity.
n Weight gain as an adult (especially in your forties and fifties).
n Use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) containing both estrogen/progestin hormones.
n Maintaining a sedentary lifestyle.
n Cigarette smoking.
n Alcohol consumption.
Can breast cancer be prevented?
There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things all women can do that might reduce their risk and help increase the odds that if cancer does occur, it is found at an early, more treatable stage.
You can lower your risk of breast cancer by changing those risk factors that can be changed. Body weight, physical activity, and diet have all been linked to breast cancer, so these might be areas where you can take action.
Both increased body weight and weight gain as an adult are linked with a higher risk of breast cancer after menopause. Alcohol, even low levels, also increases risk of breast cancer.
Many studies have shown that moderate to vigorous physical activity is linked with lower breast cancer risk.
A diet that is rich in vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, and low-fat dairy products has also been linked with a lower risk of breast cancer. Most studies have not found that lowering fat intake has much of an effect on breast cancer risk.
It's not clear at this time if environmental chemicals that have estrogen-like properties (like those found in some plastic bottles or certain cosmetics and personal care products) increase breast cancer risk. If there is an increased risk, it is likely to be very small. Still, women who are concerned may choose to avoid products that contain these substances when possible.
— The writer is associate director, surgical oncology,
Jaypee Hospital, Noida
Some helpful tips
n Get regular, intentional physical activity.
n Reduce your lifetime weight gain by limiting your calories and getting regular physical activity.
n Avoid or limit your alcohol intake.
n Women who choose to breastfeed for at least several months may also get an added benefit of reducing their breast cancer risk.
n Not using hormone therapy after menopause can help you avoid raising your risk.
n After 40, get a mammogram done every year.

Monday, November 3, 2014

WIN OVER CANCER and AWARE WHEN YOUNG program at ABES engineering college Ghaziabad on 31st OCtober 2014

I Can Win

छोटा दाना  - 
जब भी देखो छोटा दाना, उसकी जांच जरूर करवाना. 
कैंसर को बनने न दो नासूर, जल्द करो इशे दूर।  

WIN OVER CANCER and AWARE WHEN YOUNG program at ABES engineering college Ghaziabad on 31st OCtober 2014
Organised - NSS,ABES and I CAN WIN - Ghaziabad
Chief Guest - Mr. Ved Prakash Goel, Chairman ABES
Dr Pawan Gupta, National President, I CAN WIN and Director Jaypee Hospital, Noida
Supported by:
Jaypee Hospitals
Sector 128, Noida

Organised by - Shri Suresh Prakash

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