Hyderabad, 04th February 2023: On World Cancer Day 2023, the Medicover Cancer Institute, a pioneer in cancer treatment, organized a felicitation ceremony in the honour of Cancer warriors and their care givers. Medicover Cancer Institute aims to raise cancer awareness with the campaign - "Close the Care Gap." The tagline and along with this initiative was designed to raise people's awareness of cancer detection, treatment, and prevention.
Former Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu took part in this function as the Chief Guest. Dr. Anil Krishna, Chairman & Managing Director of Medicover Hospitals, Senior Interventional Cardiologist; Mr. Hari Krishna, Executive Director; Dr. Srinivas Juluri, Director of Surgical Oncology at Medicover Cancer Institute; Dr. M. Babaiah , Medical Director & Chief Radiation Oncologist; and others took part.
Former Vice President Venkaiah Naidu stated that cancer diagnosis causes lot of mental distress for the care givers as they also need to take care of all the logistics. The family atmosphere can be very depressing.
He expressed his pleasure to be part of this program and has the Medicover Cancer Institute for its commitment to raise public awareness about this dreadful disease. The word cancer is very terrifying and can cause anguish. Our duty is to be present with our loved ones as much as possible - to honor the struggle, roll up our sleeves and help them fight.
Later, Chairman & Managing Director Dr. Anil Krishna, addressing the crowd, saying " Cancer diagnosis affects health and well-being of everyone involved. Patients with cancer who come to MediCover Cancer Institute benefit from the knowledge of Medicover's specialists and the hospital's integrated approach to treating each patient. Using this approach to medical care, specialists from various fields work together for the benefit of the patient."
Later, Director Surgical Oncologist Dr. Srinivas Juluri said that cancer cases are increasing across the country and this disease is spreading due to unhealthy lifestyle habits. Cancer is one of the major diseases in India and worldwide. Breast, lung, colon, rectal and prostate cancers are more common. Generally everyone has a lot of misconceptions that these are genetically transmitted from one person to another but that is not completely true. It is estimated that one in nine people in India is likely to develop cancer in their lifetime. Breast and lung cancers are prevalent in women and men. In children (age 0 to 14 years), the most common types of cancer are leukemia, followed by brain and other CNS tumors, lymphomas, neuroblastoma, kidney tumors, and malignant bone tumors, he said.