Include cancer treatment in govt insurance: Dr. V Shantha
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Dr. V Shantha, chairman of cancer institute of Adyar (CIA), insisted on bringing cancer treatment under insurance schemes while also stating that 60% of the cancer cases can be prevented. Since the cancer treatment involves a lot of research, it is also very costly treatment which makes it inaccessible to the poor. Enabling health insurance will enable the treatment to reach the poor.

Cancer is increasing at the rate of 1% per year with breast and lung cancer topping the list. Dr. Shantha also pointed out the need to teach medical students about prevention of cancer. Increase in lifespan and lifestyle changes are main reasons for cancer...

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