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'Meghalaya women prone to cervical cancer because of early marriage'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT



SHILLONG, May 21: The Health Care Global Enterprise Ltd (HCG), Asia’s Largest Cancer Care Network has tied up with the Meghalaya Government for advanced cancer treatment.

Addressing mediapersons here, Dr Rani Bhat, Head and Senior Consultant, Gynecological Oncology, HCG, said that in a recent camp held at Ganesdas hospital it was found that women here in the state of Meghalaya are very prone to cervical cancer owing to early marriage and giving birth more than two children.

“Women who starts having sexual intercourse at a very early age and having multiple children and pregncy without any interval are more prone to this type of cancer,” she said adding that this can be prevented through screening and test.

“Through these test the cancer can be identified even before it develops,” she added.

She also informed that already five cancer patients from Meghalaya have successfully been treated and another four are undergoing treatment at the HCG.

She also said that there were days when cancer was incurable but with the coming up of hospital like HCG and development of special equipments, this has now been changed.

She also stated that HCG has led the march against cancer and has set a benchmark in the industry by introducing many new technologies. These technologies has not only helped in improving survival rates but has provided a better supportive care as well.

“Radiation therapy is a fast advancing field with rapid changes in technology and software. Similarly, the use of robotic technologies such as the Da Vinci robotic system not only ebles physicians to perform complex minimally invasive procedures but it greatly reduces recovery time and the pain as well,” Bhat informed.

Dr. Sridhar PS, Consultant, Radiation Oncology of HCG said, “It is important to introduce new technologies for advance cancer care treatment as it not only gives a precise treatment, but it is beneficial to patients as well.

“We were one of the first to introduce Cyber Knife technology in India and it is the world’s first non-invasive whole body robotic radio surgery system. Cyber Knife offers patients new hope for treatment of tumors and lesions, including ones that previously have been diagnosed as inoperable or untreatable,” he said.

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