Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women, but did you know that there are various types of breast cancers. One such type is HER2-positive breast cancer, in which the breast cancer cells have more HER2 receptors (a particular protein found on the surface of cells) than normal breast cells. About 1 […]


Chemotherapy is one of the treatment options that offer hope to many women with breast cancer. But it can also cause some unwanted side effects ranging from hair loss and constipation, to more serious complications. Accepting a diagnosis of breast cancer is difficult enough, and to add to that, the side effects related to its […]


  In my last post I wrote about the looming challenge that breast cancer poses for the Indian women. If you have not read that piece please click here for the link. To find answers to these questions i started looking at the various components of the Healthcare ecosystem to see what they were doing […]


Cancer. The very word strikes terror in the hearts of patients and physicians alike. But often we consider cancer as a problem of the west and one that does not really affect India. Except for tobacco related cancer, there is hardly any public outreach program either from the Government or the private health sector. India […]