Saturday, August 6, 2016

Yoddhas Non-discrimination Policy Statement

Yoddhas Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

Yoddhas Indians Fighting Against Cancer does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Yoddhas is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action
measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lung Cancer - Did you know ??

1. Do you know yesterday i.e. 1st August was World Lung Cancer day?

2. Do you know worldwide, Lung Cancer is the Number One killer among all cancers? Claims more life than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined.
3. Do you know, In India, lung cancer constitutes 6.9 per cent of all new cancer cases and 9.3 per cent of all cancer related deaths in both sexes?
4. Do you know, in India, the time trends of lung cancer show a significant rise in Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru in both sexes?
5. Do you know, due to comparative big area of lungs than to other organs and position of tumors hence not symptomatic issue, lung cancer many times detected only at last stage?
6. Do you know Lung Cancer is most prevalent?
7. Yes, smoking is dominating factor however do you know cases of Lung cancer is increasing in non-smokers too? For ex. in a specific type of lung cancer (NSCLC with ALK mutation), 56% cases are non-smokers and majority are young).
Early Signs
- Recognize the signs of lung cancer is to early detection and lifesaving treatment
- A cough that is getting worse and lasts for weeks
- Coughing up blood or rust-colored phlegm
- Shortness of breast
- Chest pain
- Hoarseness
- Pain in bones (as many metastatic to bones)
- Headache or pain like migraine (brain is one of the main metastatic site of lung cancer)
- Unintentional weight loss
How to avoid:
Along with right diet, good exercise like walking, Yoga/ Pranayama, regular heath check up including Xray and taking care of above symptoms, we could avoid big health risks.
Happy and Healthy living to all 

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Vivek Tomar
(Patients Advocacy)
His wife is is a Yoddha, battling Lung Cancer and he is helping in raising awareness around lung cancer and Clinical trials etc.