Lessons from nature by Dr. Rohan Khandelwal

How badly do you want to succeed?

I clicked this picture a year and a half back and this one moment is associated with a lot of life teachings.

This juvenile tailor bird, while learning how to fly, landed in my balcony. Being an avid bird photographer, I immediately took out my camera and quietly started observing (and clicking) the little one’s repeated attempts to make it over the railing.

In between, the mother kept coming and encouraging the young one but after 30-40 mins of struggle, the little one gave up and found shelter besides a huge pot.

Minutes later, the mother appeared with a treat for the young one and after feeding him, she started coaxing the young one to try once more.

Finally, with the help of the mother, the young one flew from one balcony to the other.

The entire saga lasted for about 1.5 hours (and I skipped my meal) to click at least 200 pictures but this is the one which made my day.

Lessons which I learnt from this moment

  1. You need to be patient to achieve big results and never be scared of failure during this path to success
  2. If you don’t want something badly, you will give up without a fight. So have a burning desire to achieve your goal
  3. Every now and then you need somebody to mentor you/ give you a push. Identify the right person and have full faith in them.

photography #lifelessons #patience #lessonsfromnature #RohanKhandelwal

Breast Cancer Treatment Completion

We don’t remember days, we remember moments

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It’s always a delightful moment to see the smile on a patient’s face, when they conquer breast cancer.

Wire Guided Localisation of Non Palpable Breast Lesions

With the increase in opportunistic screening of Breast Cancer in India, more and more impalpable breast lesions are being detected. Wire guided localisation is one method to surgically deal with these lesions.

This video highlights the operative steps of wire guided localization and also the use of a specimen mammogram.

 

Dr. Rohan Khandelwal

Consultant, Breast Onco-surgeon

W Pratiksha Hospital

Breast Cancer Conquerors

Breast cancer treatment is a long drawn battle for the patient and her family and it is always a joyous moment when they finish their breast cancer treatment.

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This special day when they finish their treatment, marks an important phase, when they transition from being a patient to a cancer conqueror/ survivor. In India, despite so many myths surrounding cancer treatment, it is good to see some ladies determined to fight the disease despite all odds. Hats off to their fighting spirit!!

 

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Breast Cancer Screening in “mohalla” clinics in Delhi

Yesterday, we had the privilege of meeting the Delhi CM, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, regarding the idea of conducting breast cancer screening in the upcoming ‘mohalla’ clinics in Delhi.

The AAP government is planning to launch 1100 mohalla clinics by the end of this year and a major thrust in these clinics will be early detection of cancers.

Mr. Kejriwal & Mr. Satyendra Jain analysed a novel breast cancer screening device, which has been manufactured by UE Lifesciences and they agreed to carry out a pilot project using this device in some of their mohalla clinics.

I was personally impressed to see the CM already aware of the burden of breast cancer in our country and I admire his vision to screen patients for this dreaded condition.

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A step towards greenery 

Delhi NCR’s pollution is increasing day by day and this is leading to a multitude of health problems among the population. 

According to a report, yesterday was the most polluted day of the year and this is bound to get worse as the winters progress. 

For a better and cleaner future, all of us have to make a sincere effort and it doesn’t need to be a giant leap. Even a small step towards greenery will go a long way in achieving this goal.

  
I saw this boot outside somebody’s’ house during my recent trip to New Zealand and was quite impressed by the idea. We also need to think out of the box to come up with more green solutions for our country and combat the rising pollution.

Go Green and Prevent Pollution!

Lessons from Nature #1

#Patience #LessonsfromNature #Photography #Motivation #RohanKhandelwal

When I started doing bird photography, there used to so many instances when the bird used to fly away just as I was about to click it or the picture used to come out hazy. It was frustrating initially and many times I thought that I will never get a chance to click that particular bird again. But, with time I realized that patience does pay off.
This quote by Aristotle is so true “Patience is bitter but it’s fruit is sweet”. This is exactly what wildlife photography has taught me. There is a right time for everything and only after a lot of patience and hard work, does that moment arise.
So don’t lose hope and keep working towards your goal. Be patient when you are going through a rough patch, because ultimately you will come out on top. When the right moment comes, it will be magical…just like this pic!!

Yellow Fotted Green Pigeon

Yellow Fo0ted Green Pigeon

Interesting Mammogram #2

Case: 45 year old lady that presented with a painless, progressive breast lump on the left side of 7 months duration.

On examination: A10x10 cms firm, mobile lump involving the entire left breast was palpable. There were dilated veins overlying the lump with no palpable axillary lymphadenopathy.

Mammogram is shown below:

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Mammogram was suggestive of an encapsulated lesion with smooth margins, probably a phyllodes tumor.

Tru-cut : Phyllodes tumor
HPE: Benign phyllodes

Learning objective: Benign encapsulated tumor on mammogram suggestive of phyllodes. Capsule is visualized as a radiolucent halo around the lump.

 

Information provided by:

Dr. Rohan Khandelwal

Consultant, Breast Oncosurgeon

W Pratiksha Hospital