October 27, 2020

Oncology sessions once a week

Patna: Doctors working at the Dharamshila Narayana Superspecialty Hospital, New Delhi, will come down to Patna to provide weekly consultation for oncology cases.

The hospital started its oncology outpatient department here in the state capital on Saturday. The surgical oncology department director of the Delhi-based hospital, Dr Anshuman Kumar, inaugurated the oncology OPD at Nidan Healthcare and Diagnostic Centre on Bailey Road. He said the oncology OPD of the hospital would run every Saturday. Anshuman provided consultation to around 30 patients on the occasion. A continuing medical education (CME) on oncology related cases was also organised on the occasion in which Anshuman talked about detection of cancer in the early stages.

Dr Anshuman pointed out that 60 out of 100 people suffer from cancer due to bad lifestyle and use of tobacco, gutkha, khaini. “Adulteration in food and rampant usage of fast food and lack of physical workout are also among its causes. This causes obesity which leads to cancer. Traditional Indian food provides adequate fibre in the body but adulterated food and fast food do not provide required amount of fibre,” he said.

He also talked about unawareness about mouth cancer related cases. “In Europe, America and other western nations, 80 per cent of mouth cancer is detected in early stage whereas in India 60 to 70 per cent cancer is detected in third or fourth stage which is not fully cured,” he added.

He also gave information about biopsy to the dentists.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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