KMC Hospitals to organize Public Awareness Programme Ahead of World Cancer Day on 2 Feb

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KMC Hospitals to organize Public Awareness Programme Ahead of World Cancer Day on 2 Feb

 Mangaluru :Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the world. But survival rates are improving for many types of cancer, thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment. Some general signs and symptoms associated with, but not specific to, cancer, include:

Fatigue; Lump or area of thickening that can be felt under the skin; Weight changes, including unintended loss or gain; Skin changes, such as yellowing, darkening or redness of the skin, sores that won’t heal, or changes to existing moles; Changes in bowel or bladder habits; Persistent cough or trouble breathing Difficulty swallowing; Persistent indigestion or discomfort after eating; Persistent, unexplained muscle or joint pain; Persistent, unexplained fevers or night sweats and Unexplained bleeding or bruising

Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any persistent signs or symptoms that concern you. If you don’t have any signs or symptoms, but are worried about your risk of cancer, discuss your concerns with your doctor. Ask about which cancer screening tests and procedures are appropriate for you. In an effort to create mass awareness, KMC Hospitals Mangaluru will conduct public Awareness programme ahead of “World cancer Day” on Sunday, 2 February 2020. The announcement was made in the presence of Dr Anand Venugopal, Chief Medical Services, Saghir Siddiqui, COO, Dr Sanyo Dsouza, Consultant Medical Oncology, Dr Hairsh E , Consultant Surgical Oncology, Dr PU Saxena, Radiation Oncologist and Dr Prashanth Bhat, Consultant Hematology., during a press meet held at Mangaluru Press Club.

Sharing his thoughts, Dr Anand Venugopal, Medical Superintendent, KMC Hospitals said, “ We are happy to launch this unique awareness programme for the benefit of common people. This will be an insightful programme for people, as it will demystify various myths around cancer and its treatment. It requires a multi-disciplinary team and specialised centre to manage cancer effectively. The Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre at KMC hospital has all the treatment facilities under one roof – ie Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Adult & Pediatric Hemato Oncology, Radiology and other multi-specialty departments to detect cancer at an early stage facilitating early treatment options with better outcomes and faster recovery”.

Emphasizing on early diagnosis of cancer, Dr Sanyo D’souza Consultant Medical Oncology, KMC Hospitals Mangaluru said, “Cancer is curable and early detection can be an added advantage especially if it is detected in the 1st or 2nd stage. So, there is a much high chance for cure and to decrease the rate of recurrence. Most of the cancers if detected at an early stage can be surgically removed and even chemotherapy can be avoided at times. Usually, Chemotherapy is done to increase the chances of cure & decrease chances of recurrence. There are lots of myths regarding Chemotherapy which the general public has to be educated about and will be addressed during the program”

Dr Harish E , Consultant Surgical Oncology at KMC Hospitals Mangaluru said, “Many cancers like, breast, cervix, oral, lung , colon cancer can be detected with a screening tests which is easily accessible in peripheral health centres, hence the active participation of general population and health education plays a key role here. At KMC Hospitals, being a tertiary care centre we have treated hundreds of cancer patients and many are cured of cancer and are leading a happy life today. On 2nd Feb 2020 many of the cancer patients who are cured of disease are participating in the program and will be sharing their experience about their fight against the deadly diseases.”

The programme will be presided over by eminent panelists of doctors from The Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre at KMC Hospitals, who will be addressing all the queries related to cancer treatment and effective management. The programme would be an interactive session and will be open for public who are free to ask questions.

• Registration is free. Last date for the same is 31st January 2020. • To Register please contact : 9108233978

About Manipal Hospitals:

As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the largest hospital network in India serving over 2 million patients annually.Its focus is to develop an affordable tertiary care multispecialty healthcare framework through its entire multispecialty delivery spectrum and further extend it to homecare. With its flagship quaternary care facility located in Bangalore, India, 7 tertiary care, 5 secondary care and 2 primary care clinics spread across India and abroad, today Manipal Hospitals successfully operates and manages 5,900 beds across 15 hospitals. Manipal Hospitals provides comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from across the globe. Manipal Hospitals has one-day care clinic in Lagos, Nigeria. Manipal Hospitals is first in India to be awarded accreditation by the AAHRPP for ethical standards in clinical research activities. It is also NABL, NABH and ISO certified. Manipal Hospitals is also the most respected hospital company in India and the most patient recommended hospital in India by consumer survey.

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