New Delhi: To mark the occasion of World Head and Neck Cancer Day on 27th July this year, Dharmashila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, which is managed by Narayana Health, organized a series of week-long activities that included oral cancer screening camps, educational program for doctors, awareness talks and cancer survivors meet. The program was themed as ‘Samarpan – sangeet se swasthya ki aur’ that touched upon various aspects such as prevention, early detection, cancer support group and rehabilitation of patients who have undergone different types of head and neck cancer of which Oral cancer is the most common.
This initiative led by Dr Anshuman Kumar, Director–Surgical Oncology at Dharmashila Narayana Superspecility Hospital witnessed participants in large numbers from various parts of Delhi and NCR region. The special training program comprised of doctors from dental college, chief medical officers from various government organisations such as ESIC, dentists and ENT surgeons who were informed about early detection and screening for ailments related to Head and Neck Cancer.
Dr Anshuman in his awareness talk focussed on ‘lifestyle management skills’ and enlightened the participants on being aware of their lifestyle and habits with an emphasis on prevention being better than cure. He said, “Early diagnosis is very important for better treatment outcomes. Cancer is considered as a taboo in society and thinking of it as a life-threatening disease must be removed from the minds of people as today medical science and technology has advanced to create many new possibilities for accurate diagnosis and treatment of cancer”.
Due to hectic schedules, stressful life and erratic eating habits, many individuals are unable to focus on their health and postpone regular health checks.