Taking the message of #WorldCancerDay forward #WeCanICan, the doctors of Paras Patna conducted a Cancer Awareness Session for the employees of NTPC Limited. The session included a health talk and some important tips to detect any abnormal signs and symptoms and opt for a health check.
According to Dr Shekhar Kesari, Consultant Radiation Oncology, “ Indians tend to ignore or misread the early symptoms of cancer, which delays diagnosis and treatment until the problem has become less amenable to medication. Early indications of prostate cancer in men, for instance, such as reduction in urinal frequency, reduced stream of urination and urinary retention, are mostly ignored. Each kind of cancer has its symptoms which, if ignored, can lead to worsening of the cancer to a stage where medication usually does not work. It is important that each one of us is aware about our health.”
Dr Shekhar Kesari addressed an august gathering of more than 50 personnel. An employee of NTPC stated that, “Such health talks are a major eye opener for us. Thanks to the senior cancer specialists now we know the importance of the word CAUTION US –Change in bowel or bladder habits, A sore that does not heal, Unusual bleeding or discharge, Thickening or lump in the breast, testicles, or elsewhere, Indigestion or difficulty swallowing, Obvious change in the size, color, shape, or thickness of a wart, mole, or mouth sore, Nagging cough or hoarseness, Unexplained loss of weight or appetite, Severe anemia.”
Dr Shekhar Kesari also shared the details of the treatment facility of Paras Cancer Centre. Paras is the first hospital of the region to provide comprehensive cancer care facilities, nuclear medicine and PET CT. Paras Patna provides services for medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation therapy. Paras Cancer Centre is the first in the region to have third generation LINAC set up for Radiation Therapy.
To know more about Paras Cancer Centre, log onto: www.parashospitals.com/paraspatna/cancercare