Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I CAN WIN - Quiz Time #10

Q: Second hand smoke/Passive smoking causes …………….. than to active smoker?

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Why can't we have domino's pizza everyday?

Papa, I am going to have Dominos pizza every day?

It was a family outing and we were at the Dominos having pizza. As usual I was busy giving sermon and this time it was on diet. After having heard me (I hope intently) and having finished one full pizza my son chipped in.

“Papa, I am going to have pizza everyday from now on”

I was taken aback, after the entire sermon on healthy diet etc etc, how come he is telling this?

I started again (like a doctor) telling him “you should have grandmothers recipe – that is carbohydrate, protein, fat, vegetables and fruits in a regulated manner”.

“Yes papa, precisely this is the reason why I suggested that I would have a Pizza for lunch and dinner everyday now on. Look at this pizza it has vegetables, protein (cheese), carbohydrate (base) it has fat and we can ask for a cold coffee instead of a coke as you don’t allow aerated drinks and following this we can have a tutty fruity icecream it has fruits and milk, so I will have a complete diet”.

I said “it does not have enough of vegetables”.

He said “we will ask for extra topping, no problem”

This nine year old has stumped me. I am looking out for answers to counter him. Can you help me?

Just to let you know since then we have a small Mahabharata everyday in our house between my son and his dadi (grandmother). Dadi with her army of dal, chaval, subji and chapatti and my son with the single man army of a pizza. I am looking out for solutions.

Dr Pawan Gupta

I CAN WIN "Chota Dana - Be Careful Not Fearful" with Faridabad Tools and Hardware Merchant Association

I CAN WIN - CHOTA DANA (Faridabad)

Wish you a very Happy New Year 2014.
Faridabad Tools and Hardware Merchant Association has taken a social responsibility to change lives of the people around us.

The association and I CAN WIN Foundation are organising a knowledge based seminar as follows:

Title - I CAN WIN "Chota Dana - Be CAREFUL - NOT FEARFUL"
Venue - Terapanth Bhawan, Sector 12 Faridabad
Date - 19.1.2014 time 11am - 2 pm

The likely topic covered would be
Chota Dana - What is cancer how it starts and recognizing cancer
Win over tobacco made easy – Prevention and quit Tobacco strategy

How to self Check your own oral Cavity
Saving yourself in emergency - How to help yourself in emergency
Open house - Question and Answer session
Close House – one to one counselling to win over tobacco (for preregistered participants)

I CAN WIN FOUNDATION with a mission to “win over cancer” started in 2008 jointly by Cancer specialists and cancer winners have done immense work in removing the fear and myth associated with cancer and working towards a disease free society by adopting a healthy life style.

The Chief Speaker for the event is Dr Pawan Gupta M.S., M.Ch., FAIS, FSOG, Chief Cancer Surgeon, Asian Hospital Faridabad and National President of Indian Cancer Winners’ Association.The National Secretary Mr. Suresh Prakash has apprise the audience regarding aims & objective of the NGO and requested to join the movement to fulfill aims and objectives.

We request you to kindly take this opportunity and invite your family members and friends for the seminar.

Mr J.P.Sharma, President,
Mr L.P.Lunia, Vice President
Mr Manish Adlakha General Secretary
Mr Rahul Choudhury, Joint Secretary
Faridabad Tools and Hardware Merchant Association

Mr Vijay Gupta
Mr Sushil Singh
Mr Sanjeev Jain
Mr Mahesh C Tomar
Mr Ishan Sukhija

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I CAN WIN "My mother has throat cancer, wish I can cure her.....I pledge never to take tobacco"

“My mother has cancer, She used to take bidi. Wish I can treat her…..I pledge not to smoke”

Shanti Devi, 51 years old, smoked bidi 20/day for the last 30 years. She started smoking after her marriage. Now she has extensive throat cancer. She did not believe that smoking was injurious to health.
Satya Prakash her younger son took to smoking himself.
“My mother used to smoke. I saw her smoking since my childhood. Never thought it can be harmful. I started smoking three years back. But now my mother has cancer. I pledge not to smoke any more or use tobacco in any form any more”.
“I just wish my mother can be cured”

Friday, January 17, 2014

वर्ल्ड कैंसर डे के उपलक्षय में
ई कैन वीन फाउंडेशन - फरीदाबाद  ऐवम फरीदाबाद टूल्स एंड हार्डवेयर मर्चेंट एसोसिएशन

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I CAN WIN - Quiz Time #9

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Q. Which tobacco by-product also forms a component of car batteries?

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"My children want me to live. Spent 4 lacs to treat my tobacco related oral cancer". I CAN WIN FOUNDATION

“My children want me to live. Spent 4 lacs to treat my tobacco related oral cancer. Wish I had never taken Khaini”

“I am Ganesh Prasad of Panama Gram, Bhagalpur District in Bihar. I took khaini (spit tobacco) for 30-40 years. I stopped tobacco for 10 years. Few months back I noticed a lesion (Chota Dana) in my mouth.  Initially I ignored it. But later I got it examined. It turned out to be cancer. I have got it treated successfully.

I belong to an ordinary family. I did not have the money for treatment. My children want me to live. They collected money and got me treated. My treatment cost around 4 lacs of rupees. I wish I had never taken khaini.

I request all those who take khaini, Gutka or tobacco in any form to stop taking it. They would be healthier and happy and not a burden on anyone”. 

(Contributed by Dr Saroj K Sahoo, Cancer Surgeon)

Friday, January 10, 2014

It’s never your ill fate, till it’s not too late!!

It’s never your ill fate, till it’s not too late!!
Every cancer patient...a story untold...

Few days back I was treating a gentleman that I doubt I would ever forget...just felt like sharing what I’ve been through.

“Doctor Saab you know when I was young, I used to be a very handsome man”...the man said in a very weird voice, as I was removing the thick pad of dressing around his neck...and of what was remaining in his seemed to be quite true. The smell was terrible and the sight just unbearable!!

This was a almost 6 ft tall gentleman...sparkling blue eyes and very fair complexion...the reason why he was here is...he had lost his face…Yes his face to oral cancer!!!

Pt: “I started smoking very early...was more for fun, sometimes just to show how cool I was...never realised when it became my habit...”

Me: “why did you not quit”...
Pt:  “I did...and it was very easy to quit”. He laughed...”I would do that often! Only to get back!!”

Me: why did you wait till it became so bad, was money an issue!?
Pt:  Sir frankly I have lots of money. I dealt in properties, so money wasn’t an issue. I was a very successful man. Each deal I mediated would close well and so was the money I earned. With money came long hours, the stress and the smoking. I was very confident man, to the point of being rude and arrogant, so when this cancer thing happened, I just couldn’t believe it was happening and it was happening to me! It all started as a small ulcer like thing in the inner cheek, it caused lot of burning while having food but I simply ignored it for pain was never an issue I was very strong & could bear any amount of pain ”

Me: Then what happened?
Pt:  My wife died few years ago and with her I lost the most precious thing I ever had! To ease my mood and to tackle with the loss of my wife my smoking frequency increased and so did this cancer. The pain had increased too. And by then there was this very foul smelling wound in my mouth, I would feel so ashamed that by then I stopped going out of house. I wouldn’t even accept any relatives to meet. It was only when this pain and this wound became big my son has got me out of my home to the hospital”

Medically this patient had advanced oral cancer that had eaten away his lower half of face...including the bone (mandible), entire inner structures were visible and the sight was truly ghastly.

So what got him to this state...the deadly cancer, the kick tobacco gave, the ignorance towards his disease, the grief of losing his wife, loss of will to live....probably all!!

The cancer didn’t just destroy his face...but his confidence, his identity and probably soon...his existence!!!

I doubt if I would ever forget this man...his face...rather lack of it....I guess even if a single soul gets the correct lesson out of this story, his suffering would probably would for once be useful to someone else.

We may ban tobacco, show video clips, paste horrible photos on the packet itself but it’s a natural human tendency to default...not falling for these things isn’t a momentary act...but a continued one. As a doctor I know this disease, I diagnose it, I treat it but with each patient I see, this new-age Ravaan keeps raising its ugly after another!! For now, this has ceased to be a’s a battle. A battle that one will have to fight from within...

We at I CAN WIN are continuously behind this devil...and we won’t stop till we hammer the last nail in its coffin.

Remember it’s never your ill fate
Till it’s not too late!!

(Contributed by – Dr Vishal Soni)


"जब भी देखो छोटा दाना, उसकी पहचान जल्द ही कराना 
कैंसर को बनने न दो नासूर, शीग्र करो इसे दूर!"

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I CAN WIN - Quiz Time #8

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Q: Nicotine is present in which product other than tobacco?

Answer -
2. C
arbon Monoxide

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I Can Win Wishes Happy New Year 2014 to a!!

◘ Happy New Year all you wonderful people out there, who motivated and appreciated us to work harder and serve more people with our Mission to 'Win over cancer' ◘

♠ 2013 was very much inspiring: Right from our Social Media Campaigns to weekly events, real-life stories online to real-life success offline! from Online projects to our Major I Can Win-Walk 2013, everything went perfectly. ♠

 We want to thank all our self motivated Volunteers: we never mentioned but the hard-work they put in is really commendable!
 A thank to all the Doctors and other senior members for their immense contribution in the mission
 And last but not the least, we would also like to thank 'you' people who every time supported, corrected, appreciated & inspired us.

So many changes have been introduced by us in year 2013 and we promise to make more 'n' more changes in the betterment of the society in 2014. . .

I Can Win | Together We Will Change
Stay Blessed | Stay Fit

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