By Health In Five Writer
There is a sharp increase in cancer cases owing to improved diagnostics. Asian Cancer Institute established a new cancer treatment center in association with Apex Hospital to provide timely treatment to cancer patients for western suburban residents.
This will enable experts to treat patients with a multidisciplinary approach. Cancer is a silent killer, and the most common cancers among men are oral, lung, and Gastrointestinal cancer includes the esophagus, stomach, and colorectal cancers. From 2017, Asian Cancer Institute Day-care, Borivali has treated 2504 patients and 1424 chemo procedures. In females, the common ones are breast, cervical, ovarian, esophageal, and head and neck cancers.
The top 4 cancers are head and neck, breast, cervical, and lung cancer and the ratio are 60% male and 40% female. Around 15%-20% of men may suffer from oral cancer while females may encounter breast cancer. Initially, patients belonging to the elderly age group only suffered from oral, head, and neck or breast cancer. Earlier cancer was a disease of the aging population. Now, people in the age group 20-30 are diagnosed with oral or breast cancer.
Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Director, Asian Cancer Institute said “This centre in collaboration with Apex Hospital will be a ‘Go-To’, option for cancer patients in western suburbs. The center with its expertise, latest technology, and multidisciplinary approach will offer a wide range of treatment for those in need. Along with standard treatment like chemotherapy and radiation therapy, laser surgery for oral cancer, reconstruction surgery for oral and breast cancer, laparoscopy for stomach cancer and microvascular flap surgery can be performed for patients with head and neck cancer.”
Dr. Vrajesh Shah, Director, Apex Multispeciality Hospitals said, “The center will encourage patients to report any abnormal changes occurring in the body. One will have to be watchful of the symptoms and avoid delaying the treatment. This center will give a second chance to cancer patients by encouraging them to live a cancer-free life.”