Early Detection Key To Beating Cancer: Experts
With ICMR predicting that the number of cancer cases in India will increase to 15.7 lakh by 2025 from 13.9 lakh this year, top oncologists and government officials got together on Sunday to discuss ways to counter the disease.

With the report saying its prevalence will be marginally higher among women, Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary stressed on early detection, the need to worry about impact of addictions, western diet, sedentary work and work-life imbalance. He was speaking at a book launch on cancer by surgeon Dr Sachin Marda at Yashoda hospitals.

“Millions of cancer patients die each year due to lack of preventive measures and wrong lifestyle choices. You are much more ahead if you have the right mindset, a great support system, and an oncology team dedicated to care for you,” said Mahesh Bhagawat, commissioner of police, Rachakonda.

Dr. Pavan Gorukanti, director, Yashoda Hospitals group highlighted how with current advances in medical technology, highly complicated and technically demanding cancer surgeries can be done with laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

“The plastic and reconstructive surgery can provide excellent cosmetic look ensuring no deformity. With most advanced radiation therapy, the accuracy and precision are better with minimum side effects. The personalised medicine and genetic markers can tailor the treatment as per the requirement,” said Dr Gorukanti.