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Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer and types of Radiation Therapy

Oct 26, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
There are various modalities to treat breast cancer including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormone therapy. Radiation therapy being a very important aspect to treat the disease. It  uses high-energy X-rays, protons or other particles to specifically  kills cells in a specific area known as the field of  radiation by damaging the DNA of these cells. … Continue reading Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer and types of Radiation Therapy

How do I make sure that my child is growing normally?

Oct 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Mukesh Kumar
Consultant Paediatrician
Growth of children is an important concerning issue for parents, specially if their child is lagging behind other pears. We will discuss physical growth of children, in terms of weight, height and head circumference. First of all, every child could not be physically equal. Their growth will depend upon race, sex, environmental factors including social … Continue reading How do I make sure that my child is growing normally?

Does a lump always mean Cancer?

Oct 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Lump is a mass caused by the abnormal growth of cells, a cyst, hormonal changes or an immune reaction. Finding a lump in the body can give everyone sleepless nights as rarely a lump might mean cancer. But  every lump is not a matter of concern. A large number of these lumps are  not harmful … Continue reading Does a lump always mean Cancer?

Can drinking alcohol increase the risk of Breast Cancer?

Oct 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Alcohol consumption is associated with increased risk of breast cancer. There is about 30-50% increase in breast cancer risk from 15-30 grams/day (about 1-2 drinks/day) of alcohol consumption.  Overall, for each additional 10 grams of alcohol consumed per day, the relative risk of breast cancer is increased by 7%.  The exact mechanism how alcohol increases … Continue reading Can drinking alcohol increase the risk of Breast Cancer?

Side effects of Radiation Therapy

Oct 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Many types of  cancer are treated by radiation therapy using high energy waves. Radiation  therapy destroys the cancer cells. Since radiation therapy can also kill the surrounding normal and healthy tissues it can lead to side effects. The side effects vary from person to person. In some there are few or no side effects, whereas … Continue reading Side effects of Radiation Therapy

Birth control pills: Are they right for you?

Oct 11, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Birth control is a way for men and women to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods of birth control including hormonal contraception such as pills. Women take the pill orally to prevent pregnancy and when taken correctly, it has 99.9% efficacy. Other type of combined oestrogen and progesterone include the patch and vaginal ring. … Continue reading Birth control pills: Are they right for you?

Urinary Problems in girls?

Sep 25, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Urinary tract infection is the most common urinary problem in young girls. Urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection that affects any part of the urinary tract. This occurs when too much bacteria especially those that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract and the skin thrive inside the urinary system.  Infection of the urinary tract could manifest … Continue reading Urinary Problems in girls?

Does diet play a part in the development of Heart Disease?

Sep 25, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Food is a major risk factor in causing heart disease. Paying attention to what you eat is one of the most important preventative measures you can take. Coronary heart disease is characterized by a narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Fatty deposits, or plaques, cling to the artery walls and can clog the arteries, making it … Continue reading Does diet play a part in the development of Heart Disease?

HPV Vaccine Information For Young Women

Sep 25, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
HPV vaccine is a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer (cancer of the mouth of the uterus). Whenever there is a persistent infection of the uterine cervix with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) it leads to the development of cervical cancer.The vaccine also provides protection against cancers of the anus, vulva, vagina, genital warts and oropharynx (back … Continue reading HPV Vaccine Information For Young Women

Signs & Symptoms of a Teenage Girl With a Hormone Imbalance

Sep 25, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Whenever there is too much or too less of a hormone in blood it leads to hormonal imbalance. Since these hormones play a very vital role in the body, an even small imbalance in their levels cause side effects in the whole of the body. This hormonal imbalance is nowadays very common among teenage girls … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of a Teenage Girl With a Hormone Imbalance
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