Wednesday January 29, 2020

Tahira Kashyap, Sonali Bendre Talk on Learning New Terms During Cancer Battle

According to Tahira, it's been a "life changing experience. Anyone who goes through such an ordeal is a warrior

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Talking about Tahira, she was diagnosed with breast Cancer and underwent a mastectomy. During the chemotherapy, she also lost her hair and went bald. IANS

Actress Sonali Bendre and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap, who were diagnosed with Cancer last year, recently spoke about the new things they learnt while battling the disease.

During an interactive session “We The Women Conclave”, Sonali, who was accompanied by Tahira, talked about “canxiety”.

Elaborating the meaning of the word, she said: “Diagnosis of cancer was fine, but the idea of surgery and a scar was worrying. Somebody had written to me a term called canxiety. It was an amazing term, because when the time for that scan comes the anxiety that starts building up is canxiety.”

Sonali added: “For me I didn’t feel negative at that point in time. It wasn’t very life altering. But it has altered a lot of people around me in dynamic ways. I have to confess, I didn’t think of any god when I got to know about cancer. I turned to myself, that made me believe god is within you.”

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During an interactive session “We The Women Conclave”, Sonali, who also Battled Cancer accompanied Tahira and talked about “canxiety”. Wikimedia Commons

Talking about Tahira, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. During the chemotherapy, she also lost her hair and went bald. As now her hair is coming back in the form of curls, she has no problem in flaunting her “chemocurls”.

“When the hair come back, they are curly. Its funny but I am liking it. I always had wavy hair,” Tahira said.

According to Tahira, it’s been a “life changing experience. Anyone who goes through such an ordeal is a warrior”. (IANS)

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Help in Reducing Risk of Colorectal Cancer: Study

This meta analysis was conducted to investigate the effect of bariatric surgery on the risk of developing colorectal cancer in obese individuals

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Obesity increases the risk of many medical conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and most cancers, including colorectal cancer. Pixabay

Researchers have found found that weight-loss surgery may reduce by over one third the risk of developing colorectal cancer.

The study, published in the British Journal of Surgery (BJS), showed that patients who underwent bariatric surgery had a greater than 35 per cent reduction in the risk of developing colorectal cancer compared with obese individuals who had no surgery.

“Day by day, the scientific community is continuing to uncover the benefits of weight- loss surgery, and this paper affirms this,” said study lead author Sulaiman Almazeedi from Jaber Al-Ahmed Hospital in Kuwait.

“Obesity today remains one of the most preventable causes of morbid disease and early death, and despite the controversy, we believe weight-loss surgery can be an important tool in tackling this epidemic,” Almazeedi added.

Obesity increases the risk of many medical conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and most cancers, including colorectal cancer.

According to the researchers, the BJS analysis, which included seven studies with a total of 12,13,727 patients and an average follow-up of seven years, was conducted because individual studies have presented conflicting results.

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Researchers have found found that weight-loss surgery may reduce by over one third the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Pixabay

This meta analysis was conducted to investigate the effect of bariatric surgery on the risk of developing colorectal cancer in obese individuals.

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The overall risk of developing colorectal cancer was three in 1,000 in patients with obesity who underwent weight-loss surgery, compared with four in 1,000 in those who did not, the study said. (IANS)