CANCER PATIENTS

  • Exercise good for people undergoing chemotherapy September 20, 2014

    New York: Exercise has multiple benefits and researchers suggest that exercise may have an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Their work, performed on a melanoma mouse model, found that combining exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumours more than chemotherapy alone. "The immediate concern for patients is the cancer but then when...
  • An eye lost, cancer survivor makes it to IIT August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: His resolve is written large on his face. Pankaj Yadav, 18, has made it to the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)-Varanasi, overcoming his handicap of losing an eye to cancer 13 years ago. In doing so, this cancer survivor has set an example for hundreds of others like him...
  • Cancer Patients Aid Association hails SC's verdict April 1, 2013

    In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of India dismissed a plea by the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on Monday for a patent on its cancer drug Glivec, paving way for more affordable life saving cancer drugs. "Generic companies will have a levy that will allow them to survive in...
  • CJ's initiative to donate hair for Cancer patients March 25, 2013

    CJ Yatin Deshpande with his HairAid initiative, donate hair for wigs for cancer survivors. One young girl shaves off her hair, for a cancer survivor. ...
  • West Bengal has half of India's cancer patients February 4, 2013

    Kolkata: With near about five lakh cancer patients, West Bengal accounts for half of the country's total cancer cases, a senior doctor said on Sunday. "West Bengal has five lakhs cancer patients. 70,000 cases of cancer are detected every year in the state out of which 35,000 die annually due...
  • Yuvraj Singh an inspiration for cancer patients September 12, 2012

    A day after Yuvraj Singh Shines on the field, CNNIBN focuses on the thousands he has bowled over by winning the battle against cancer. ...
  • JK Rowling is a liar: PC Sorcar Jr June 13, 2012

    Mumbai: PC Sorcar Jr is magic. The robeandwand yielding, featherturban clad, abracadabra kind that takes over your mind and opens it to a world where everything is limitless and impossible is nothing. MiD DAY catches up with him as he returns to the city after a gap of 12 years...
  • By rickshaw from London to India for charity September 23, 2011

    New Delhi: A threewheeled rickshaw hardly seems the vehicle of choice for travelling thousands of kilometers and crossing 14 countries. Yet the 'Flying Rani', a blackandyellow auto rickshaw with a 175 cc engine, managed the trip from London to New Delhi, forging up steep slopes and through yawning potholes, with...
  • Stars walk the ramp in support of cancer patients June 20, 2011

    Kajol on Sunday evening made a rare appearance at a fashion show organised by designers Shaina NC and Manish Malhotra in support of Cancer Patients Aid Association. ...
  • Aircraft with 7 on board crashes in Faridabad May 25, 2011

    New Delhi: A small aircraft with seven persons, including two pilots crashed in Faridabad near Delhi at around 10.45 pm on Wednesday night. Ten persons including all seven onboard were killed after the Apollo air ambulance flying in from Patna crashed into a house in Faridabad. The Pilatus PC 12 aircraft...
  • Cancer cases on the rise in Kashmir Valley March 14, 2011

    Srinagar: Terrorism is not the only worry for the people of Kashmir, the number of cancer cases especially breast cancer is on the rise. The doctors say that the alarming rise in cancer in Kashmir is due to sedentary lifestyle and thoughtless food habits. Thirtyfive year Saira Bano is suffering from blood...
  • 10yrold cancer patient organises toy drive for kids December 25, 2009

    New Yprk: The real spirit of Christmas was showed by a 10yearold brain cancer patient who played Santa Claus, showing the community just how big his heart is by organising a toy drive. ...
  • 103yearold woman beats cancer; ready to walk on August 26, 2009

    Mumbai: A 103year old Mumbai woman underwent surgery to weed out a cancerous growth in her breasts. Spots and wrinkles may cover her face but centenarian Sagar Bai Bakshi's spirit lies unblemished. The grand old lady is possibly one of the oldest people to undergo surgery for breast cancer. After...
  • A starry Valentine's eve for cancer patients February 14, 2008

    Mumbai: Candlelight,soft music, dance it was a starry Valentine's eve dinner for a few cancer affected patients. And giving them words of encouragement were Bollywood's bright young stars. ...
  • Kailash Kher lends his voice for a cause August 28, 2007

    Mumbai: Social activist and filmmaker Ashok Pandit along with singing dynamo Kailash Kher showed up for the Annual Art Festival at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai to lend their voice for a good cause. And for the children there, painting comes as a ray of hope. Affected by cancer, they play...
  • Bollywood comes to Delhi for a capital cause August 11, 2007

    New Delhi: It was Bollywood's date with a social cause in the Capital. First there was Rahul Bose and Nafisa Ali who inaugurated a new home for destitute children. "I can hug a child and walk off but we must not forget that these kids are the only species who still...
  • Cancer patient gets govt cheque, 33 years after death July 14, 2007

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has issued a cheque to pay for the treatment of an impoverished patient. The only hitch is that the patient died 33years ago! This cheque for Rs 1,40,000 was issued on May 22nd, 2006 to meet the medical expenses of a heart patient, Girija Soni....
  • The cost of cancer treatment May 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Most cancer patients in India reel under the pressure of expensive treatment. The very diagnosis of this incurable disease spells worries for a cancer patients family. What hits them even harder is the exorbitant amount of money charged by the pharma companies for the drugs that are crucial...
  • Stars get together to kick the butt September 18, 2006

    Mumbai: The antitobacco crusade is gaining strength with the debate on censoring smoking on screen. At a recent awareness drive for cancer patients, prominent figures from the film industry pledged support to the cause. Young faces, readying to fight the big enemy, lent their voice in the battle against cancer...