Cancer is a Silent Disease; Identify Before it Makes Noise.

It is not uncommon for patients to tell me that they didn’t have any symptoms and so they didn’t show a doctor! It has also unfortunately happened that many non-oncology doctors don’t know that cancer does not cause pain or any such symptoms till later in the course. I have seen doctors asking if there… Continue reading Cancer is a Silent Disease; Identify Before it Makes Noise.

Anemia in Men & Older Women Means Cancer

‘Anemia in men and older women means cancer’ is a very bold statement. However, I have seen many patients missing valuable time as they get treatment for anemia and wait till cancer is advanced. Often it is the treating doctor that misses the diagnosis as there is no symptom due to cancer and only anemia… Continue reading Anemia in Men & Older Women Means Cancer

Cancer is Not Painful, At Least Not When It Starts

By Dr. Sandeep Nayak In the beginning, the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells causes no pain. Pain starts only when the growth begins to affect nearby tissues that have pain sensors (receptors). Also in some cases, cancers secrete certain substances or trigger immune reactions that cause symptoms in other parts of the body that are… Continue reading Cancer is Not Painful, At Least Not When It Starts

Life After Chemo: Overcoming the Challenge

Cancer can be a life-changing moment and getting back to normal may take some time. Ideally, it’s best not to expect too much straight away. To begin with, it’s common to feel less positive or are still coping with treatment side effects. A better understanding of Chemotherapy helps the patient cope up with the treatment.… Continue reading Life After Chemo: Overcoming the Challenge