Naresh Kapoor

Executive Director
BLK Super Speciality Hospital

BLK

Dear Readers,

We are at the cusp of winter and it is the time of the year that everyone looks forward to. However, this transitional period, is always the time for all of us to be extra careful towards our health. Earlier in the month, we had even treated many patients with respiratory complaints. Quite understandably, it could be attributed to the sudden spike in the pollution level in the national capital region.

Continuing our focus on Cancer, this issue carries two separate cases where a woman went through a breast saving surgery while an elderly gentleman with a family history of malignancies diagnosed with multiple cancers in his body underwent a successful surgery. These are the kind of stories that remind us to go for regular health-check ups. Another case that you cannot miss is the rarest of the rare case of a 7 kg tumour, the size of a watermelon which was surgically removed by our doctors to salvage the patient's Kidney and her life.

In continuation of our effort to build healthcare capacities for our esteemed international partners, we had invited team of specialists from Tanzania's National Referral Hospital, Research Centre and University Teaching Hospital to attend observership and training courses on Kidney Transplant at our hospital for a period of 3 months.

I must also mention here that we value your words of encouragement that we have been receiving for our editorial team. You can reach us at: editorial@blkhospital.com with your feedback, suggestions and inputs that you think would make this newsletter a more enjoyable read. page-3