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Dibrugarh: According to reports by National Health profile, over 11, 57, 294 cancer patients are registered every year in India. Disclosing this, senior consultant Medical Oncologist of Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Dr Dipanjan Panda, in a media briefing, stated that most of the cancers could be treated if diagnosed at an early stage.
He further stated that immediate screening of the disease by local medical resources as available helped early diagnosis and prevention of cancer. Significantly, it has increased the chances of survival. “New diagnostic methods (Liquid biopsy, Generic marker), in addition to biopsy and radiography, which are available today in the country will help to predict the stages of cancer and survivability of the patient,” Dr Depanjan added.
Answering a query, he reiterated that one should not neglect any form of week-long discomfort in any parts of one’s body and should approach the local medical centre for early diagnosis of the disease because early detection of cancer helped successful recovery. “Awareness of cancer is paramount among all sections of people as cancer is no longer branded as for rural or urban population. Once diagnosed with the disease, one can opt for specialized treatment from any renowned specialized medical institution of the country,” he said. However, Dr Deepanjan said, locally available methods of treatment were also reliable and other expertise available in Assam so far were equally effective and trustworthy. “If needed, one also can avail the treatment in Indrapastha Apollo Hospital, New Dehi, India’s first JCI accredited hospital,” he added,
Senior consultant Orthopedics of the same institute, Dr Yash Gulati spoke on joint pain and knee problems and also explained their causes, steps to be taken to combat such diseases and half and full knee replacement surgery. “There is lack of awareness about partial knee replacement and the benefits associated with it. Therefore, need of the hour is special awareness drive to increase awareness among the people about knee replacement and half knee replacement surgery,” he said.