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First in India, a matrimonial site for cancer survivors

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:28

For the first time in India, a youth movement organisation in Kerala would launch a matrimonial website to find life partners for cancer survivors, bringing solace and hope to those who have successfully battled the disease.

Are cancer survivors ‘disabled’? (Exclusive interview)

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 14:46

Recently, there was news that a cancer survivor was denied the rights of a disabled person, which raised the question – should cancer survivors be at par as the disabled? We asked Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, renowned cancer surgeon and Dr Abhishek Vaidya, Research Fellow (Tata Memorial Hospital) to get a better picture to understand what exactly a cancer survivor goes through and whether they should get a disability concession. Here are excerpts from the interview:

Strong pregnancy outcomes found among childhood cancer survivors

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 12:08

Women who survived childhood cancer face an increased risk of infertility.

Survivors face psychological problems, state apathy

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 12:56

For three days, Atul Negi, 29, was a possessed man -- he lost his voice, turned violent and needed at least seven people to hold him down whenever someone asked him how he survived in the floods that have wreaked havoc in parts of Uttarakand and killed hundreds, perhaps thousands.

Smoking can be risky for stroke survivors

Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 15:58

Stroke survivors who smoke are at greater risk of additional strokes, heart attack or death than those who never smoked.

Cancer survivors urged to eat better, exercise

Last Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012, 09:21

A cancer diagnosis often inspires people to exercise and eat healthier. There`s strong evidence that both habits may help prevent the disease from coming back.

"Virtual visits" unpopular among breast cancer survivors

Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011, 09:48

Some researchers believe so-called virtual visits might be an option for continuing care.

Cancer survivors suffer even post therapy

Last Updated: Saturday, June 04, 2011, 00:00

A study suggests many cancer survivors suffer moderate problems like pain, fatigue even many years after treatment.

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