Chandigarh; Oct 2020: To Create awareness on “Rising Trends of Breast Cancer in Females in India a team of Doctors from PARAS Super specialty Hospital Panchkula addressed the media person today. Present on the occasion were Dr. Brig Rajeshwar Singh, Director Medical Oncology, Dr Rajan Sahu, Sr. Consultant Surgical Oncology, Dr Deepak Singla, Consultant Medical Oncology, Dr Parneet Singh Consultant Radiation Oncology, Dr Anupam Gauba, Associate Director, Nuclear Medicine and Dr Harsh Mohan Sr. Consultant & Head Histopathology from Paras Hospitals, Panchkula.
Speaking on the occasion Dr (Brig) Rajeshwar Singh apprised that for more than 4 decades, cervical cancer was the major killer disease in India. But Breast Cancer which has been on a steady rise, has over taken cervical cancer as the most common and deadly killer disease of new era. He also shared that India sees 1.55 Lacs new cases of Breast Cancer every year.
A few decades back, breast cancer was seen only after fifty years of age, and the number of young women suffering from this disease were lesser; almost 65% to 70% patients were above 50 years and only 30 to 35% women were below fifty years of age. However, presently, breast cancer is more common in the younger age group and more than 70% of the cases present in advanced stage accounting for poor survival and high mortality. At Paras we offer Tumor Board Based approach to offer best treatment to our Patients and all kind of advanced Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy & Targeted Therapies are available to our parents at Paras Hospital Panchkula.
Speaking on this occasion Dr. Rajan Sahu said 50 % of Breast Cancer Patients these days are in 25 yr to 50 yrs age group. Breast cancer accounts for 27 % of all cancers in females in India. If we do not work on creating awareness and early detection of cancer, the figure could be much worse. He also shared that these days we prefer to Brest Conservation Surgery in most of the breast Cancer cases. He also said that Breast Self-examination and Mammography are simple techniques to Deduct Breast Cancer cases at early stages say experts
Address the Media person Dr Deepak Singla shared that Number of Cancer Cases expected to rise by 70% over Next two decades in India. He also said that Cancer Is Still a Stigma in Indian Society and Women going through Breast cancer do not speak about it openly fearing being stigmatized by their own family and friends. The attitude towards cancer from our society has made cancer patients invisible, preventing open discussion and creating a vicious cycle of fear and misinformation for the masses. This is what is hindering attempts to raise awareness about avoidable cancer risks and the importance of early detection. Also, most of the cases in our country are diagnosed very late and according to the statistics of WHO, more than 60% of the women are diagnosed with breast cancer at stage III or IV in India. This drastically affects the survival rate and treatment options for the patients.
Sharing her experience Dr Parneet Singh said “Radiation therapy involves delivering powerful waves of energy to disrupt the ability of cancer cells to grow and divide, killing cancer cells, slowing their growth, and shrinking tumors to enable surgery”. Now North India’s most advance Radiation Therapy & PET CT services are now available at Paras Hospital Panchkula.
On the occasion, Dr Harsh Mohan Said that Now we have Region’s most advanced Histopathology Lab Fully Functional at Paras Hospital Panchkula were all kind of Histopathology & Cytology tests are performed as per International Standard protocol, as laid of Collage of American Pathology ( CAP) guidelines. Besides that, Paras is the only Hospital in Panchkula, to offer facility of Intra operative Frozen section for completeness of Onco Surgeries.