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Narayana Health City Organizes 'Cancer Survivor's Meet'.

Karnataka, Feb. 15 -- Narayana Health City today organized a 'Cancer Survivor's Meet' to encourage survivors to share their experiences and echo the sentiments that 'defeating the disease is possible'. The meet was moderated by Dr. Sandeep Jain, Administrative Head & Consultant - Radiation Oncology and will involve senior doctors from multiple specialties.

This second Cancer Survivors Meet has been conceptualized with an aim to focus on 'Life of a Survivor' and covered various other important aspects such asrisk factors and causes of cancer, advancements in the field of science to treat cancers and how to live a healthy life post recovery and in remission.

Addressing the audience, Dr. Sandeep Jain, Administrative Head & Consultant - Radiation Oncology, said, "Scientifically speaking survivor is a person who remains disease free at the end of five years; however I feel five years are too long for people to live in fear as patients. I tell them if your treatment is done with curative intent, you completed proper treatment, your last scan doesn't show any signs of cancer and you feel you are ready to get back on your normal life, you are a survivor. Thus, survivorship is state of mind and since now mind body connection is a well known entity we should encourage patients to lead a normal productive life with positive future outlook"

The cancer survivors were real life heroes at the event who came together and shared their experiences to help others manage the challenges. The survivors encouraged others to understand and manage situation in a better way. The families of the cancer survivors also shared their views on how people can cope with cancer.

Breast cancer and Head and Neck cancer are the most common cancers prevalent in India. As an initiative to spread awareness about cancer, Narayana Health City had recently launched 'Rural Cancer Surveillance program'and 'Mobile Mammography Unit - Ayana' to create awareness and encourage early detection of cancer. The screening units will reach out to the remote areas in Karnataka.

The Department of Oncology at Narayana Health City used evidence-based approach to provide cancer care. The hospital has a team of highly qualified and experienced doctors, who have worked abroad to offer multi-disciplinary diagnosis and comprehensive treatment for individual cases including palliative care to the terminally ill.

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