New Delhi: Governor of Telangana Tamilisai Soundararajan has formally inaugurated the 4-day 5th Apollo Cancer Conclave and 8th Cancer CI-2020 in Hyderabad.
The event is being hosted by Apollo Cancer Institutes and CURE Foundation India.
The event which was started on February 13, would conclude on February 16.
Soundararajan said, the message from Apollo Hospitals through this conference to every citizen is that “we are there to care for you and the best care for cancer is now possible. It has advanced and latest treatment options and whatever be the stage of cancer, patient can find solace here. Even in this era with advanced care is available for treating cancer, as a gynecologist, I had come across patients with terminal cancer, this despite the extensive awareness created by the oncologists.”
She added, “Despite the advanced care, we see increasing cases of cancer because of the lifestyle changes, obesity, lack of awareness of early symptoms of cancer. Today we see cases of breast cancer even in young people, this is due to lack of awareness. One should be aware and identify the symptoms early to seek care.”
“My message to people is be aware of the symptoms, pick up the disease at an early stage and get rid of cancer. I also appreciate the Prime Minister for bringing the Ayushman scheme, when a patient is diagnosed of cancer he needs lots of expensive care, which he can’t afford, but because of schemes like Ayushman Bharat, which included highest cancer care and patient can get more than Rs 5 lakhs for cancer treatment, even Telangana Government has Arogyasri,” the Governor added.
Minister Etela Rajender said, since 2003 Apollo has organised several Cancer conferences and that’s a good sign, Hyderabad has become the medical hub in the country and proud of it.