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Role of Ayurveda in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer

In the foothills of auspicious Himalaya-1

  • A National seminar on Role of Ayurveda in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer
  • On 20-21 April 2013
  • At Hoshiarpur
  • Org by Guru Ravidas Ayurved University, Punjab
  • Registration: UG student = Rs 400, PG scholar = Rs 800, General delegate = Rs 1000, spot registration Rs 200 extra
  • Contact for Papers: OS Dr Kuldip Singh Panwar, M 098155-94941 email: drkspanwar@gmail.com
  • Contact Registration & Accommodation to Mr KP Singh, dradmission.grau@yahoo.in
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International seminar on cancer

International Congresson Ayurvedic Concepts and Treatment ofMalignant Disorders on -15th and 16th of December 2012

2nd circular released – download 16 page details

Event highlighting the following Topics:

  • Delineation of Arbuda and its clinical appreciation.
  • Case study of different forms of Arbuda.
  • Phytochemicals in the treatment of Arbuda / Malignancy
  • Clinical Research pertaining to preventive, conservative, radicaland palliative approach to Arbuda.
  • Perspective of holistic approach in the management of Arbuda.
  • Effective dietetics in management of different Arbuda.
  • Panchakarma treatment in diverse cases of Arbuda.
  • Role of Rasayana in the treatment of Arbuda.

REGISTRATION

  • Details about registration, submission of abstracts of research papers,
  • seminar events will be informed in the 2nd circular that follows. All aspects of the registration fee, accommodation and other related matters will also bemade clear well in advance.
  • For more details log on to : http//www.sdmayurvedacollegeudupi.in
  • Email : sdmseminar2012@gmail.com

All your communications may be directed to :

  • Prof. G. Shrinivasa Acharya
  • Organizing Secretary
  • SDM College of Ayurveda,
  • Kuthpady, Udupi -574 118,
  • Karnataka State, INDIA
  • Ph: +91 820 2520332
  • Mobile : 91 9448353813

Cancer Treatment

Ayurvedic Medicine Formulations from India Reviewed for Cancer Treatment
A panel of researchers  and clinicians was convened by the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) on June 30, 2010 to discuss cases of cancer patients in India treated with metal-based Ayurvedic treatment (MBAT) formulations.
The meeting provided an opportunity for NCI staff and outside experts to review and discuss some of the case reports which Vaidya Balendu Prakash, an Ayurvedic practitioner from Mumbai, India had submitted via the NCI Best Case Series (BCS)( program. Director of OCCAM’s Case Review and Intramural Science Program (CRISP), Dr. Farah Zia, noted, “The NCI BCS program offers CAM practitioners expert assistance in identifying and compiling persuasive case studies as well as the opportunity to have their data evaluated by NCI. The goal of the program is to make a determination about whether or not NCI-initiated research is warranted.”
Mr. Prakash provided background on his practice of Rasa-Chikista, a branch of the ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine system, which uses compounds made of various combinations of native plants, animal products, and metals (mercury, gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, lead, and zinc). The ayurvedic compounds are created through a “tedious method of preparation” of grinding, heating and combining the various compounds that can take 2-3 years to complete for each batch, he noted.
Mr. Prakash learned about the preparation and use of ayurvedic medicines from his father, an Ayurvedic physician who used one of the compounds to treat cancer for the first time in 1973 in a 38-year-old man with pancreatic cancer. The patient, who was considered terminally ill, had noticeably improved after six months treatment, and he remains alive today, Mr. Prakash reported. Despite this success, his father was unable to consistently replicate the results with other cancer patients, which Mr. Prakash later understood was probably due to batch variations in the ayurvedic formulation process.
After the death of his father, Mr. Prakash decided to prepare the same ayurvedic medicines while documenting the process and has used these preparations on many cancer patients. He presented findings from case studies of 14 patients with different leukemias and solid tumors treated with ayurvedic compounds . The typical treatment lasts 5-7 years, Mr. Prakash noted. He reported uniformly positive responses and long-term survival for most of the patients.
Dr. Irina Maric, a pathologist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, reviewed cytology slides from a few of Mr. Prakash’s case studies, that include patients who were treated by him in the late 1990s. “The slides are about 13-years-old now, and there is marked degradation of the material in the slides and very poor preservation,” she said, making confirmation of the patients’ diagnoses very difficult. Mr. Prakash apologized and noted he usually was unable to get good quality slides and pathology reports from the hospitals his patients had attended before, during, and after ayurvedic treatment.
NCI staff discuss Mr. Prakash’s cases in a lively roundtable discussion.
Dr. David Newman, director of NCI’s Natural Products Branch, questioned Mr. Prakash about the controls and standardization used in the ayurvedic formulation process. Dr. Newman also asked if Mr. Prakash conducted chemical analyses of the individual batches of the ayurvedic compounds to help identify what specific chemicals may be causing the responses in the cancer patients. Mr. Prakash said he has taken steps to achieve standardization of the batches, monitoring and controlling the temperatures used in melting and combining the various ingredients, including the metals used in creating the ayurvedic medicines. However, he acknowledged that he has not done chemical analyses of his ayurvedic compounds but that he is currently in discussions with a center in
India to do so.
The remainder of the discussion explored Mr. Prakash’s past attempts and future plans to participate in collaborative clinical research projects and the kind of information that would be necessary to complete the NIH Best Case Series review,  OCCAM’s director, Dr. Jeffrey White promised to follow up with Mr. Prakash to request additional data and case studies of more recent patients and to make suggestions for next steps in NCI’s evaluation of the ayurvedic  compounds. Such investigations fit with the Institute’s goal in CAM research to study novel therapeutics in the pharmacopoeia of traditional medical systems around the world, Dr. White said.
NCI CAM News is produced by the Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM). The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) was established in October 1998 to coordinate and support the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) activities related to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). OCCAM also serves as a focal point for NCI’s collaboration with other governmental and non-governmental organizations on cancer CAM issues.
For inquiries on CAM and cancer, call 1-800-4-CANCER or visit http://www.cancer.gov/cam.

Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 609
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
E-mail: ncioccam-r@mail.nih.gov
http://cancer.gov/cam

  • Farah Zia, M.D.
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Director, Case Review and Intramural Science Program (CRISP)
  • DCTD/OCCAM
  • 6116 Executive Blvd, suite 609
  • Bethesda, MD 20852-8339
  • tel:  301-496-6986
  • fax:  301-480-0075
Vaidya Balendu Prakash
Ayurveda Consultant at:
Ipca Laboratories Ltd, Mumbai
Dharamshila Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Delhi
VCP Cancer Research Foundation ( SIROs), Dehradun
Mobile:      +91 93224 92770, + 91 93103 64823, + 91 98370 28544
Fax:          +91 135 2640909
email:
padaav@gmail.com, vcpcrf@gmail.com
Personal email: balenduprakash@gmail.com.
Website –
www.padaav.com

Contact address:
VCP Cancer Research Foundation (SIROS)
Off Turner Road, Clement Town, Dehradun – 248002, Uttrakhand, INDIA
Tel: +91-135-2640792, 2640405,  2643443
Fax: +91-135-2640909

Wow Breast! Oh Bra! 4 U

Wow Breast Oh Bra 4 U :: 314 pages :: pdf format :: 8.6 mb

19th October is observed as World Breast Cancer Day. In India, still the awareness of the Breast health is not developed. Many women feels that the Breast as sex stimulator and just to feed the baby. They neither know or feel about the maintenance of Breast nor care about the problems which could be faced in later days. Here a small effort of net available material at one place to get awareness.

It compiles all angles of Breast and Long way to understand Breast and sexuality. Medically not objectionable but socially some parts are.  Discriminated viewing is request. <: Compiler :>

  • contents –
  • Breast-medicinenet
  • Cleavage (breasts) – Wikipedia
  • Secondary sex characteristic – Wikipedia
  • Breasts and Self-Image Introduction
  • Dictionary-breast
  • Teen girls questions about breasts
  • Altered Breast Development in Young Girls from an Agricultural Environment
  • Breast – Wikipedia
  • Small Breasts
  • Small Breast
  • I have very small breast – Yahoo! Answers
  • Breast Budding in Girls
  • Breast development during puberty
  • Breasts and body image in puberty
  • Brassiere – Wikipedia
  • Wonderbra – Wikipedia
  • Mammary gland – Wikipedia
  • Breast self-examination – Wikipedia
  • Breast bondage – Wikipedia
  • Breast fetishism – Wikipedia
  • Lactation – Wikipedia
  • Milk line – Wikipedia
  • Do you need breast implants
  • Enhance your Breasts Naturally
  • Disorders of the Breast
  • ACS  New Evidence Supports Chemotherapy, Tamoxifen for Small Breast Tumors
  • BigTitFantasy
  • BREAST IRONING
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Mammography on Small Breasts
  • Breast MRI
  • Nipple – Wikipedia
  • pictures of normal non-sexual breasts
  • Mammary intercourse – Wikipedia
  • Sexual intercourse – Wikipedia
  • Sex organ – Wikipedia
  • Public nudity – Wikipedia
  • Intimate part – Wikipedia
  • Sexual obsessions – Wikipedia
  • List of sex positions – Wikipedia
  • Sexual addiction – Wikipedia
  • Cybersex – Wikipedia
  • Antisexualism – Wikipedia
  • Dating Tips For Men and Women
  • Brit couples urged to have fewer sex partners as infections rise
  • Lifestyle diseases bigger threat than AIDS

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Save Your Breast

19th October

World Breast Cancer Day

Save Your Breast

Breast cancer is considered nowadays the most frequent malignant tumor in women worldwide and the main cause of death between 45 and 55 years old. One million cases are diagnosed annually worldwide, most of them in advanced stages and with a high mortality. However, if it is discovered with time, the disease can be treated successfully.

AROUND 80,000 cases of breast cancer are registered every year in India. Only 50 per cent of these cases are cured due to early detection. This year alone, over 40,000 women in the US will die from breast cancer (that’s one every 12 minutes), and another 200,000 will be diagnosed – what terrible figures! Each one of us could be prey to breast disease; it is my intention to help transform these grim statistics that grip our culture.

One can have the idea about the estimated new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the United States in 2009 by looking at the data below:

  • New cases: 192,370 (female); 1,910 (male)
  • Deaths: 40,170 (female); 440 (male)

The breast is the upper ventral region of the torso of a primate, in left and right sides, which in a female contains the mammary gland that secretes milk used to feed infants. Both men and women develop breasts from the same embryological tissues. However, at puberty, female sex hormones, mainly estrogen, promote breast development which does not occur in men. As a result, women’s breasts become far more prominent than those of men.

Despite all the efforts that have gone into diagnostics and treatments, breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. One of the major challenges in bringing this pernicious disease under control is that each individual patient’s breast cancer is unique. A treatment that is effective for one woman may be ineffective or even harmful for another, and there’s been no reliable way of predicting which drug would best serve an individual patient.

In the month of October of 1985, measures were taken by Astrazeneca to advertise and promote awareness program. Thus October is celebrated as Breast Cancer awareness Month. You can find more details of this on EHow. Colour has always been a strongest arm to raise voice. And for the breast cancer awareness PINK is the theme.During this month to raise money, parties are organized such as theme parties or “pink day” (when all has to wear pink attire or accessories”).

Pink ribbon: Symbol for Breast Cancer awareness

Remember, it’s not only a ribbon but a celebration of life for many. This symbol started with Target Pink Charm Bracelet, Susan G. Koman and many who helped to Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer and eradicate breast cancer.

What is Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer forms in the tissues of the breast, usually on the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and the lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. Read More

Symptoms

Unfortunately, breast cancer is known as a “silent killer,” because often, you don’t see symptoms until the disease has progressed significantly. The best way to stay on top of cancer symptoms is to do monthly self-exams to check for lumps, thickening, or changes, such as dimpling around the nipple, which may signify the onset of breast cancer.

Getting to know your own breasts is crucial in the prevention of cancer. That’s because you’re going to know your own breast tissue far better than any doctor ever could, even though of course you can and should have a professional medical exam on a regular basis to check for just these changes. Regular mammograms at a certain age, such as over the age of 40, are also imperative if you want to prevent that monster.

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[Read about Breast Cancer at Wikipedia]

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[Read Breast Cancer on Ayurvedaonline]

Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy (from the Greek word brachys, meaning “short-distance”), also known as internal radiotherapy, sealed source radiotherapy, curietherapy or endocurietherapy, is a form of radiotherapy where a radiation source is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment. Brachytherapy is commonly used as an effective treatment for cervical,[1] prostate,[2] breast,[3] and skin cancer[4] and can also be used to treat tumours in many other body sites.[5] Brachytherapy can be used alone or in combination with other therapies such as surgery, External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) and chemotherapy.

In contrast to EBRT in which high-energy x-rays are directed at the tumour from outside the body, brachytherapy involves the precise placement of radiation sources directly at the site of the cancerous tumour.[5][6] A key feature of brachytherapy is that the irradiation only affects a very localized area around the radiation sources. Exposure to radiation of healthy tissues further away from the sources is therefore reduced. In addition, if the patient moves or if there is any movement of the tumour within the body during treatment, the radiation sources retain their correct position in relation to the tumour. These characteristics of brachytherapy provide advantages over EBRT – the tumour can be treated with very high doses of localised radiation, whilst reducing the probability of unnecessary damage to surrounding healthy tissues.[5][6]

A course of brachytherapy can be completed in less time than other radiotherapy techniques. This can help reduce the chance of surviving cancer cells dividing and growing in the intervals between each radiotherapy dose.[6] Patients typically have to make fewer visits to the radiotherapy clinic compared with EBRT, and the treatment is often performed on an outpatient basis. This makes treatment accessible and convenient for many patients.[7][8] These features of brachytherapy reflect that most patients are able to tolerate the brachytherapy procedure very well.

Brachytherapy represents an effective treatment option for many types of cancer. Treatment results have demonstrated that the cancer cure rates of brachytherapy are either comparable to surgery and EBRT, or are improved when used in combination with these techniques.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] In addition, brachytherapy is associated with a low risk of serious adverse side effects.[17][18]

Bathsheba’s Breast

Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer, and History
The Johns Hopkins University Press | 2002-05-29 | ISBN: 0801869366 | 320 pages | PDF | 1.5 MB

The stories of women throughout the ages who have confronted breast cancer, from ancient times to the present.

In 1967, an Italian surgeon touring Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum stopped in front of Rembrandt’s Bathsheba at the Well, on loan from the Louvre, and noticed an asymmetry to Bathsheba’s left breast; it seemed distended, swollen near the armpit, discolored, and marked with a distinctive pitting. With a little research, the physician learned that Rembrandt’s model, his mistress Hendrickje Stoffels, later died after a long illness, and he conjectured in a celebrated article for an Italian medical journal that the cause of her death was almost certainly breast cancer.

A horror known to every culture in every age, breast cancer has been responsible for the deaths of 25 million women throughout history. An Egyptian physician writing 3,500 years ago concluded that there was no treatment for the disease. Later surgeons recommended excising the tumor or, in extreme cases, the entire breast. This was the treatment advocated by the court physician to sixth-century Byzantine empress Theodora, the wife of Justinian, though she chose to die in pain rather than lose her breast. Only in the past few decades has treatment advanced beyond disfiguring surgery.

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