Cancer Awareness amongst Women by International Oncology Centre at Fortis Hospital, Noida

Published: 27th March 2012
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Noida, March 16, 2012: International Oncology Centre at Fortis Hospital, Noida a super specialty Hospital, today organized a session on prevention and treatment of cancer for women. The initiative was undertaken to increase Cancer awareness among women while focusing on lifestyle risks, compromising habits as well as important protective measures that can be taken against the disease. Relevance of symptomatic detection and diagnostic measures like Mammograms and Pap Smears was discussed along with advancements in Robotic Surgery. The informative discussion, held by experts from International Oncology at Fortis Hospital, Noida and International Centre for Robotic Surgery saw participation from close to 100 Inner Wheel Club members for whom the session was designed.

It is estimated that every year 10 million people worldwide are diagnosed with cancer and there are 6.7 million deaths from the disease. It is projected that by 2030 there could be 27 million people with cancer leading to more than 17 million cancer deaths each year.

Highlighting the advancement and benefits of Robotic Surgery for cancer treatment, Dr. Sudhir P Srivastava, Robotic Surgeon, Fortis Healthcare explained, “The key advantage of robotics is the minimally invasive surgical technique and state-of-the-art medical equipment. It’s encouraging to see Fortis bring in this progressive medical technology and very specialized expertise for the use of our patients. Robotic Surgery brings a revolution in cancer treatment with drastically reduced blood loss, pain, hospital stay, recovery time and the side effects of other types of cancer treatments.”

Dr. Leena Dadwal, Senior Consultant at International Oncology Centre, Fortis Hospital, Noida said, “ One great thing about us human beings is, WE are the most intelligent of all animal species. But the sad thing in this is that, despite seeing death every day we are not ready to believe it will happen to us also one day. Eventhough we keep hearing about cancer all around us, we are not ready to leave the two most aggravating factors of it !!- TOBACCO in any form including smoking and ALCOHOL. This is a silent disease, till it is advanced. Hence, to achieve victory over it , we need to catch it early. When you have no symptoms of it, get yourself screened regularly. This is like the life insurance we take, a protection for the future. Do not be afraid of its detection when it is in hiding, because caught then, it can be won over at most times. But if it declares its presence on us, then we will be playing in the back foot. ”

The Hospital offered Complimentary Oncology Consultation along with a 50% discount on Mammogram and Pap Smears to all Inner Wheel Club Members registered for the session. Additionally a flat 25% discount was provided on other special Consultations for the club members.

About International Oncology Services Pvt. Ltd.
IOSPL is a global cancer care and research services provider and is at the forefront of bringing the very best in cancer care to India through expertise, research and collaboration.We at International Oncology Services Pvt. Ltd. (IOSPL) are relentlessly working towards preventing and curing cancer. We know that cancer challenges patients and their families in many ways and we strive to help ease the burdens of this difficult experience. We believe that every life can be saved from this dreadful disease by creating best in class infrastructure & services, support and handhold every cancer patient in his journey.

International Oncology in a strategic collaboration with Fortis Hospital, Noida presents a state-of- the-art cancer centre - International Oncology Centre, equipped with cutting edge technology and offering comprehensive cancer care all under one roof. We have a highly experienced team of eminent oncologists and surgeons having extensive global experience and practice global benchmarks in cancer treatment.This centre is our flagship centre.

We are present in Mumbai in a strategic collaboration with Dr. H L Hiranandani Hospital, Powai and are shortly coming up at Adity Birla Memorial Hospital in Pune. We will soon have centres in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jalandhar.

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