In order to make residents of Srinagar aware of preventive measures and newer technology in Onco Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Renal Transplants and ENT, team of experts from Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals organized a health awareness camp here today.
Dr Sameer Kaul, senior consultant, Surgical Oncology, Dr Sudheer Tyagi, senior consultant, Neuro Surgery, Dr Sandeep Guleria, senior consultant, Renal Transplant and Dr Ameet Kishore, senior consultant, ENT, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals provided consultation to residents of Srinagar and nearby areas.
Talking about cancer, Dr Sameer Kaul, said every year more than 7 lakh new cases of cancer are registered, out of which more than 5.5 lakh die because of this disease. “The main reason behind the increasing number of deaths due to this disease is lack of awareness among people. Cancer is treatable but patients come to us very late, sometimes in third or fourth stage because of lack of knowledge about the same. It is very important for every individual to be aware of their body and respond proactively to the visible changes. One must get their full body checkups done on regular basis to avoid any such complication at a later stage.”
“With advanced technologies and expert medical professionals in the country, cancer is curable too. We can fight and win over cancer, if diagnosed timely,” said Dr. Kaul. Besides discussing a range of topics, Dr Sudheer Tyagi- Senior Consultant, Neuro Surgery spoke particularly about various forms of brain tumours and how innovative treatments have been discovered to treat the disease.