Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Camp

The Colorectal Cancer Research Foundation organized its first camp on 15th January 2012 on “Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Camp ”.

The camp started at 9:00 am and continued till 2:30 pm. It was a very well attended camp. A total of 31 patients attended the camp. It included a mix of young to old patients from all strata of the society. It also attracted a lot of patients from far of places like Roorkee, Patiala, Faridadad, and Noida in addition to various areas of Delhi. A lot of our old patients who had undergone treatment from us for colorectal diseases had alsoattended the camp along with their family members.

After registration ( which was free of cost ) and completion of the performa, the clinical examination was done by Dr. Deepak Govil and Dr. Saket Goel , both Senior Consultants , Surgical Gastroenterology at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. They talked to individual patients about the need for screening for this cancer and the preventive aspects of colorectal cancer. All the patients underwent CBC and Stool for occult blood examination. Few high risk patients also underwent Serum CEA and Ultrasound examination (All the tests were free of cost for the patients ; the cost was borne by the Foundation).

Dr. Mittal, who is a member of the foundation volunteered to discuss about lifestyle changes which one must incorporate in ones life to lead a disease free productive life. Dietician was also present to discuss about what diet one must take to prevent any cancer especially colorectal cancer which was well appreciated by our patients. Dr. Preetpal Singh Jolly, Dr. Subhash Mishra and Dr. Paras helped in smooth running of the camp by helping the patients to fill the performa, directing them to the concerned room and getting the tests done. Dr. Indranil, Radiologist at Apollo Clinic performed ultrasound in indicated patients.

Mr. Gaurav and Mr. Ankit ( Ethicon division of Johnson and Johnson) and Mr. Sony ( Coloplast) gave us required corporate support for our camp.

In addition, all the staff at Apollo Clinic especially Mr. Kewal and Sanjay did their best to make this camp a great success.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Polypoidal Malignant Lesion in the Colon

Patient was 65 years old. Had bleeding per rectum. Investigated and found to have this lesion in distal part of the colon. The part of the colon was resected.

Malignant Ulcer in the large Intestine – Colorectal Cancer

A 56 year old patient presented with colorectal cancer – operated with resection and anastomosis of the involved colon. The tumour was completely excised and the ends joined. No colostomy was required.

First ever camp for creating awareness about gastrointestinal and colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer foundation is planning to have a camp for increasing awareness about gastrointestinal and colorectal cancer in general public. This will be held on 15th January 2012 at the Apollo clinic East of Kailash, New Delhi. From 9 -1 pm.

The patients will have the following facilities provided at the camp free of cost:

1. Membership of the foundation if desired ? wether to charge or not

2. Clinical history and examination

3. CBC and stool for faecal occult blood test for all

4. CEA and us whole abdomen for selected patients

5. Dietary guidelines

6. Ostomy care education for patients

7. Lifestyle modifications

You are all invited. Specially :

1. Persons > 50 yrs age

2. Persons with frequent alteration in bowel habits

3. Persons with bleeding piles or bleeding in stools

4. Persons with long term abdominal symptoms

5. Persons with anaemia

6. Persons having unexplained weight loss

7. Persons with family history of any colorectal or any cancers

8. Persons suffering from ulcerative colitis or crohns disease on treatment

9. Persons with polyps in the intestines

10. Persons operated earlier for colorectal cancer and are in follow up

11. Persons with any colostomy or ileostomy who need some help in management and care.

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