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Posts Under Tag: Oral cancer

Cancer patient’s tribute to Pehelwaan Chaap Bidi, his favourite brand!

Mohammed Azazur Rahman, an electrical engineer from Basti district of Uttar Pradesh, was forced to come to Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital last month. It turned out that he was a great fan of Pehelwan brand of bidis all his life, smoking 2-3 packs per day. Today, his disfiguring oral cancer is painfully evident, but he still can’t kick the habit! He smokes 4-5 Pehelwan bidis every day.

Mohd Azazur Rahman, an electrical engineer from Basti district of Uttar Pradesh, loves Pehelwan brand bidis.

Mohd Azazur Rahman, an electrical engineer from Basti district of Uttar Pradesh, loves Pehelwan brand bidis. He has oral cancer, but he still can’t quit the habit!

Maharashtra’s Teen cancer victim Roshan Wankhede hails gutka ban

Roshan Wankhede (18) would have passed his HSC exams this year, but for the fact that he had to undergo surgery for removal of nearly half of his upper jaw. Roshan has been suffering from last-stage mouth cancer for over a year.

Roshan was 13 years old when he started chewing tobacco because of peer pressure. A sachet or two occasionally soon turned to seven to eight sachets a day. “I wanted to do what all my friends did. Of the 50 students in our class, 10 used to consume paan masala. It was all for fun,” said the Amravati resident. “My parents didn’t know that I had this habit,” he said.

What started as small ulcers developed into full-fledged cancer on the roof of Roshan’s mouth within months. Local doctors advised him to go to Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, as they were sure that the problem was more than just ulcers.

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For Minister Satish Pednekar & Malegaon-ka-Superman, gutkha ban comes too late

Shaikh Shafique, the 23-year-old factory worker who vowed to end the tobacco menace in the low budget film Malegaon ka Superman that won accolades at film festivals, lost his own battle against oral cancer last year.

Sixty-year-old Congressman Satish Pednekar, who was Maharashtra’s home and labour minister, died of oral cancer last year. He was addicted to mawa, a mix of chewing tobacco and paan masala.

CNBC Awaaz show on cancer & the million deaths study on April 2, 2012

A program “Maut ka Dhanda- Sarkar Hissedar” was telecasted on April 03, 2012. The premise is cancer deaths caused by tobacco as per Million Death Study results published recently in Lancet paper and the Indian Government’s shareholding in the Indian tobacco Industry. As per the study, the number of oral cancers are more than twice the number of lung cancers in individuals aged 30-69 years, indicating that the range of fatal cancers caused by tobacco in Indians differs substantially from that in high-income countries.

In the programme, Dr. P. C. Gupta, Director, Healis; Mr. Anil Singhvi, Chairman ICAN Investment and Dr. Y. K. Sapru, Chairman, CPAA were the on the panel.


This Sachin bats for complete ban on Gutkha

Sachin - A victim of chewing gutkha

Sachin – A victim of chewing gutkha

His eyes were moist and he was trembling with fear. He was just 24 years and already diagnosed with advanced mouth cancer following 6 years of tobacco chewing habit.

Malegaon Ka Superman fought tobacco on screen, is losing battle in real life

Hollow-cheeked and skinny, factory worker Shaikh Shafique vowed to end the tobacco menace in Malegaon ka Superman, which was screened at IFFI in Goa last December. Shafique, 23, is in an advanced stage of tongue cancer, and he is praying he can survive long enough to see the film, set for release in Malegaon on the occasion of Bakri Id.

Shafique got addicted to gutkha when he was barely eight. Submucous fibrosis made it difficult to open his mouth. By the time he was 19, he could barely open it one centimetre. His mouth became very sensitive to heat, cold and spices and he had trouble eating solid food, his wife Jameela, 21, told The Indian Express from Malegaon.

Although Shafique’s health continued to deteriorate, he was so addicted to gutkha that he could never give it up, recalls Shaikh Nasir, the director of Malegaon ka Superman in 2009. The low-budget spoof won awards at film festivals in Los Angeles, Prague, Italy and Pakistan in the last two years, he added.

Jameela, who has two daughters, one aged three years and the other two months, said Shafique used to chew 30-40 packets of gutka everyday. Today, he seeks assistance to buy expensive medicines. After surgery, Shafique struggled to speak and had to undergo radiotherapy that sapped his energy and good looks, said older brother Atiq, who, along with other family members, spends Rs 1,500-2000 everyday on medicines.

For Shafique, lying on his bed with a deep hollow in his neck and mouth, speaking is an ordeal. In the film, the Superman’s father tells him to “Save Malegaon” and the hero does several things right, like taking babies to hospital for anti-polio drops.

“There is a shot in the film where someone chewing tobacco accidentally spits on him and he decides to end the menace. During the shooting too, we had urged him to give up the addiction,” the director said.

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Video: Gutka Victim talks about Oral Cancer on Doordarshan

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