Spearheading the Cancer Campaign on World Cancer Day 2019
Cancer is an exploding epidemic in India. It is the second biggest killer in India, and 8.17% cancer deaths worldwide occur in India alone. Some very sobering statistics about cancer in our country.
- One woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India.
- For every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman dies of it.
- As many as 2,500 persons die every day due to tobacco-related diseases in India.
- Cancers of oral cavity and lungs account for over 25% of cancer deaths in males and cancer of breast and oral cavity account for 25% cancers in females.
- One in every 10 persons in India will suffer from cancer in their lifetime.
On the occasion of World Cancer Day 2019 Patel Hospital conducted a seminar with the different -different reputed organizations and Institutions.
On 30 January 2019 Dr. Shikha Chawla, Radiation Oncologist from Patel Hospital hosted a seminar on world cancer day at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala more than 50 doctors participated in this seminar. Dr. Shikha Chawla explained benefit of Early Detection and Prevention of cancer. In the continuation of this on 2nd February 2019 Dr Shikha Chawla from Patel Hospital conducted a seminar on world cancer day at HMV College, Jalandhar more than 150 students participated in this seminar and took knowledge about cancer disease.
On 4 February 2019 Dr Anchal Aggarwal and Dr Jatinder from Patel Hospital given a seminar on early detection and prevention of cancer awareness at CT Institute Maqsuda K.M.V College and Reliance Mall, Jalandhar respectively more than 250 students attended this seminar.
On 4-5 February 2019 Patel Hospital conducted a free screening Camp at Patel Hospital Jalandhar more than 200 Patient took the benefit from this camp. In this camp Mammography, Papsmear, Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) was free for the patient.
On 5 February 2019 Dr Sajal Goel and Dr Shikha Chawla from Patel Hospital conducted a seminar on early detection and prevention of cancer awareness at Civil Hospital and C.T Institute Jalandhar respectively more than 250 students attended this seminar.
On 7 February 2019 Patel Hospital plain to conduct a seminar at Gurudwara- Gakhal, Jalandhar .
This years’ world cancer day 2019 theme is “I Am and I Will”. Whoever we are, we have the power to reduce the impact of cancer on ourself, the people we love and for the world. It’s time to make a personal commitment.
At Patel Hospital we have enthusiastically embraced this theme and are committed to fulfilling this promise and serving the people of North-western India and leading the battle against cancer. We have been the region’s first dedicated comprehensive cancer and had the first Linac (radiation therapy machine) in 2005. Till date we have treated more than 10,000 patients, also added IGRT/IMRT to our armamentarium. We specialize in 3-D Image guided barchytherapy for superior results with decreased side-effects. We have PET-CT that allows our doctors to accurately stage the disease and plan the appropriate therapy and subsequently monitor results. We are the only centre in Punjab to provide Robotic Cancer surgery for patient with prostate, bladder, head and neck, stomach and esophageal cancers which lead to faster patient recovery and decreased complications.
We offer the full spectrum of cancer prevention, cancer screening services and standard of care world-class cancer treatment services. Our doctors are compassionate individuals who are extensively trained at reputed national and international centers’. They have been recognized and feted as experts in their field and are national faculty on some of the most prominent oncology-specialized organizations. You can rest assured that they will provide the most advanced and up-to-date cancer care for your loved ones.
Patel Hospital’s mission statement is ““Comprehensive, compassionate, dedicated and efficient patient care with latest health care techniques”.
We believe that no cancer patient should be denied treatment due to economic or societal constraints, and to this effect we are empanelled with multiple private and governmental agencies to provide cashless care to the people. For the indigent population we have partnered with NGO’s to significantly subsidize cancer care for we believe in the future potential of all cancer patients to become functional individuals who can further contribute to society. We are the only centre to have cancer support’s groups for the cancer survivors and their families that also helps with rehabilitation post cancer treatment and re-adjustment to regular life.