Over 1 lakh new cancer patients are being diagnosed in Telangana every year and there are 15 lakh new cancer patients in the country annually, said health minister Etela Rajender at the fifth edition of Cancer Conclave organised by Apollo Hospitals.
The conclave being organised from February 14th to 16th at Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad will shed light on ongoing research, emerging medical technologies and new advancements in oncology.
Speaking at the inaugural of the conclave, Rajender said, “Early detection is very important and everyone who is above 35 should get a yearly assessment done without fail. Also, treatment should become affordable even for the poor in this country.”
Aimed at improving cancer management in the country and abroad, the Conclave and eight edition of “Cancer CI 2020” is expecting to see over 3,500 delegates from more than 60 countries in three days.
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Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan who inaugurated the conclave said ignoring the early symptoms are the cause of the advancement of cancer. It is important that we get assessments done and visit doctor on a regular basis.”
Experts from Indian healthcare sector revealed that as per World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines one cancer centre is required for every one million population. However, in India only 400 cancer care centers cater to a population of 1.25 billion people.
“Private and government sectors must come together and set up more than 2,000 cancer centres to strengthen India’s capacity to manage the disease,” said Dr P Vijay Ananda Reddy, chairman, organising committee, Apollo Cancer Conclave.
Source: The Times of India