Cancer Winner…..

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A unique person.

A person who has experienced Yama (the GOD of Death) from close quarters, knocking the door – but had to leave empty handed.

A new Life! A new beginning.

A sudden realization of what is life and a motivation to do something for the society.

A unique turn in life, Life which has now a new meaning.

CANCER WINNER – A term coined by Dr Pawan Gupta in 2006. This term is used to describe a cancer patient who has undergone the treatment and is living with a positive spirit. This was used by him to change the attitude towards cancer, from “fight against cancer” to “win over cancer”, till then these patients were described as cancer survivors.

The Cancer Winners encourage the new cancer patients in their respective areas to undergo treatment and live with a positive spirit and become a winner like them. The cancer winners share success stories and also issues related to the disease and life beyond cancer.

Winning is an attitude. Winners are not immortals. But they live in a positive spirit. There are two ways of living HA HA.. (positive) and hai hai (poor thing always cursing). The choice is yours. Positive people are happy, loving, generous, giving, helping, serving people. So they develop magnetic personality and are honored, loved, respected and even worshiped.

By joining this platform of Cancer Winners you will have an opportunity to guide someone who looks forward to be a cancer winner him/herself, you share your experience and motivate others, you guide the doctor community as a whole as to what they are required to deliver, you spread messages to common public for lifestyle modification, prevention and early detection, you are an inspiration to many others to live in a positive spirit.

Categories of “Cancer Winners”

1. Who have suffered through the disease, has or wishes to achieve a positive state of mind – the spirit of ‘I CAN WIN’

2. Care taker of a cancer patient, who wishes to make her/him a winner.

3. A social person who wishes to be cancer aware and propagate cancer awareness in the society.

4. An Oncologist, physician, surgeon or other professionals who believes in winning over cancer and not just fight against cancer.

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Oncologist as a Cancer Winner

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Doctor – An oncologist has a great role to play to make a cancer patient, a cancer survivor, a winner.

Hand holding, through the darkest hours of a cancer patient life, during the period of transformation and thereafter, and how the doctor does it will determine whether a patient be just a survivor or a winner.

A cancer patient lives in fear, an unknown fear of life, a life which no one else can experience.

Early detection, prompt treatment and quick rehabilitation are the mantra for cancer patient to become a cancer winner. An oncologist has to understand that rehabilitation is as much important as treatment, and he has a great role to play in this.

The following are the important elements of a Good oncologist

  • Knowledge
  • Empathy
  • Spiritualism

Oncologist has the power to change course of life of a cancer patient.

The truth is that they have an enormous ability to help their patients and create a positive impact in their life, which is why they command so much respect. The problem is that today’s oncologists think of themselves primarily as being intellectual scientists, whose job is to order the right tests, make the right diagnosis, and provide the right treatment. Believe their work ends here!

This in reality is a very small part of what an oncologist do to help patients become a winner – Oncologists’ important tasks are far more intangible, and one need to use the heart much more than the heads to do them well ! He is the bedrock of support whom the patient can fall back on when she is going through a rough patch in her life – someone she can trust and depend on during her darkest hours.

The way we talk, the way we smile, the way we hold our patient’s hands, and the way we connect with her has a far greater impact on the patient’s life than just providing the right diagnosis or the right treatment. This is something which one should not underestimate.

During times of crisis – and every illness can be filled with stress and loneliness and angst, a patient needs to know that there is someone she can depend on – someone who know her, cares for her, and will hold her hand during her darkest moments – someone who will provide her a shoulder to cry on, and a human connection.

This is the kind of support which a doctor is privileged to be able to provide, and we need to understand the significance of this role which we can play in our patient’s lives, which far outweighs anything we can do as regards diagnosis and treatment. We are far more than technicians , and while we cannot always cure our patients, we can always provide support and succor!

We are blessed to be in this privileged position, where we are privy to another human’s innermost fears and desires – let’s learn to wield this power with care and compassion

BE CAREFUL AND NOT FEARFUL.

The ONCOLOGIST by his body language lets the patient know that – I CAN CARE. Together we can.

There is a positive life beyond cancer.

Dr. Pawan Gupta M.Ch. – Cancer Surgeon, Social Activist and Author

Vaginal Dilators

 

ICANCAREVaginal Dilators are the gentle and self treatment for women who are receiving the following treatment:

  1. Post surgery – Hysterectomy, radical vulvectomy, other pelvic surgery. Abdomino pelvic resection
  2. Pelvic Radiotherapy for Carcinoma of cervix, Endometrial Carcinoma, Carcinoma of Vagina, vulva, other Pelvic Tumors.

Vaginal Dilators is a range of dilators designed to help women alleviate medical conditions affecting the vaginal structure, following radiotherapy to the vagina, cervix or pelvis. Radiotherapy can cause some internal scarring (adhesions) to the treated area and make the vagina narrower, drier and less elastic.

Vaginal Dilators help to reduce the risk of scarring and offer an effective way for patients to take an active role in their treatment.

Preventing the formation of scar tissue within the vagina helps ensure that the vagina remains supple so that sexual intercourse and vaginal examinations can be performed without discomfort or pain.

Vaginal Dilator is available in three graduated diameter sizes of 2cm, 2.5 cm and 3 cm to make insertion and removal easier.

Benefits

  • Effective treatment for use in the comfort of the home
  • Treatment pace is directed by the user
  • Three graduated sizes to help users to progress gradually
  • Designed to help build confidence

After menopause, the vagina becomes dry, less elastic, narrower, and shorter. Some cancer treatments can also cause these changes within the vagina. To help you with these changes, your healthcare provider has suggested that you use a vaginal dilator and start doing vaginal dilator therapy. Vaginal dilator therapy is a resource you can use throughout your life.

It will help to:

  1. Allow your healthcare provider to perform a more thorough pelvic exam.
  2. Make it more comfortable for you to be examined.
  3. Prevent your vagina from becoming too narrow.
  4. Keep your vagina more elastic.
  5. Allow you to have vaginal sex with less discomfort.

As a result of your recent treatment, your vagina may have become narrowed and shortened due to the formation of scar tissue. I CAN CARE vaginal dilators have been designed to greatly reduce your risk of scarring and assist you in keeping your vagina supple. This will help reduce any long term discomfort from follow up examinations, further treatments and sexual intercourse.

Please follow the instructions fully before using Vaginal Dilators for the first time.