Free Lung Screening Camp for Smokers
Lung Care Foundation, India
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
Sunday, 17th July, 2016
Lung Care Foundation is an initiative by a group of Professionals committed to improve Lung Health for ALL.
In view of steadily increasing pollution and growing concern with the number of lung related diseases, “Lung Care Foundation” organised a “Free Lung Screening Camp for Smokers” on 17th July, 2016 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. This Camp was meant for screening for Lung Cancer and diagnosing the early stage lung Cancer patients
Thymoma is a tumor originating from the thymus gland. It is an uncommon tumor, best known for its association with Myasthenia Gravis. Our team at Centre for Chest Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has India’s largest experience in removal of Thymoma’s by Robotic Surgery, VATS or Open surgery.
Lung cancer was once considered a rare type of cancer, but not anymore. If you are above the age of 45 years and have been an active smoker for the last 20 years, then you must get yourself screened for lung cancer on a yearly basis. Cigarette smoking increases a person’s chance of getting lung cancer by 15 to 30 times. Smokers are more likely to die from lung cancer than people who do not smoke.
Esophageal Cancer is the cancer of the Esophagus i.e. food Pipe. As per various stats, Esophageal Cancer is more commonly diagnosed in men as compared to women. Esophageal Cancers can occur in any part of the Esophagus.
Surgery has always been feared because of the post-operative pain, bleeding, infections in the wound and other long term problems. All these problems were reduced drastically with the advent of “Key-hole surgery” in early 90’s. It brought about a paradigm shift in the way surgery is done
The pollution levels have been rising constantly in the city of Delhi and have reached alarming levels in the recent past, particularly at the onset of winters. These have multiple deleterious effects on our health, worst affected being the lungs. As all efforts are being made to control the air pollution, we need to protect ourselves and our families from this noxious air, till such time that these pollution controlling measures start to show their positive effects. We need to understand the severity of the present situation and take immediate actions.
The air pollution in Delhi has been worsening year after year. This winter, pollution has reached the worst levels, making Delhi air unfit for human habitation. For the last 1 month, Delhiites have been gasping for breath, coughing relentlessly, pneumonia cases are there in dozens and the emergency departments of all hospitals have been flooded with patients for nebulizers. The sale of antibiotics, nebulizers and other respiratory medicines has risen several folds.
Nutritional Advice in Chest Surgery Is good and healthy food intake important before and after surgery? VERY IMPORTANT! Healthy food encourages you to gain strength, maintain or increase your weight, helps in healing of surgical wound and help to fight infection.
Consult with your doctor or surgeon before you proceed with any of the exercises. Though exercises helps to reduce the side effects of your surgery and helps to lead a normal lifestyle,
When to Suspect Dengue Fever:
Dengue is commonly called bone breaking fever. The Fever of Dengue is generally not associated with shivering. After Viral illness of 4-5 days, Patient will start feeling better and then may be second peak that occurs after a gap of 3-5 days. The fever at the second time is generally associated with red spots all over your body.