Jaipur, August 2022.
On the occasion of the World Lung Cancer Day 2022, HCG Cancer Centre, Jaipur organized a month-long free screening and consultation for lung cancer. It was open to the public across all age groups and genders. This initiative is chiefly aimed at creating awareness, ensure prevention, detection of lung cancer besides providing information about the latest medical advancements available in treating the same.
The free camp began on August 1st, 2022, and patients can walk-in for the screening and subsequent consultation. Oncologists at HCG were part of the screening program for the early detection of lung cancer in patients with apparent symptoms, poor respiratory health, and other ailments.
Lung cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in the world, with the number of fatalities being around the same as cancers of breast, colon, and prostate combined. It is estimated that lung cancer makes upone in five cancer deaths across the world. In India alone, lung cancer accounts for 5.9% of all cancers and 8.1% of all cancer-related deaths.
The patients will be screened for the presence of lung cancer through diagnostic tests like blood tests, scans etc., before meeting the doctor for a one-on-one consultation. With COVID-19 pandemic still in our midst, lung health has become prominent in the last couple of years. If you have recovered from severe COVID -19 and are experiencing long-term complications, do attend this camp to understand the functioning of your lung and if you are prone to lung cancer.
Dr. Naresh Somani, Head of Medical Oncology Department, HCG Cancer Centre, Jaipur said, “The fear should not be of diagnosis, but any delay in detecting the presence of lung cancer. If diagnosed at an early stage, it is possible to treat and restore the quality of life. Many patients ignore the symptoms at the initial stage and reach out to us after the cancer has progressed. One should be aware of the symptoms being indicated by the body and seek timely medical help.”
One of the primary reasons for lung cancer is smoking, poor lifestyle habits, and exposure to carcinogens. “Despite repeated warningsfrom the medical experts, the occurrence of lung cancer is growing by the day. It is an unfortunate trend to diagnose the instances of this cancer even among the youth. This free screening and consultation camp will help to not only detect lung cancer at an early stage, but also lookfor its prevention,” said Dr. Bharat Rajapurohit, Chief Operating Officer, HCG Cancer Centre, Jaipur
The free screening and consultation for Lung Cancer commenced on August 1, 2022 in HCG Cancer Centre, Shipra Path, Mansarovar Sector 5, Mansarovar, Jaipur. Open from 10 am till 3 pm, it requires no prior registration. Patients can walk in and register their details. The program will continue during all days till August 31, 2022.