Bengaluru hospital pledges for cancer free society

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Healthwire Bureau

New Delhi, February 4: Bengaluru-based the Manipal Hospitals on Tuesday pledged for a cancer free society on the occasion of World Cancer Day.

At an event in Bengaluru on Monday, hospital staff and cancer survivors vowed to fight the disease and pledged for a cancer-free future.

Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, chairperson, Manipal Hospitals, said: “The alarming statistics of cancer is a cause of great concern globally. A lack of awareness, delayed diagnosis, and,  often, denial and ignorance are the primary culprits. Management of cancer is the key and this can be achieved through world-class treatment. Curing cancer through Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) and Pressurised Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) is providing a ray of hope to those battling cancer.”

Actor Ganavi Laxman, who took part in the event, said: “Cancer is indeed deadly and very traumatising. We can overcome it by adapting a positive attitude and healthy lifestyle. It is important to avoid use of tobacco and alcohol.”

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