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Early detection and treatment is the key to deal with cancer

Bhubaneswar:4/2/21: Early detection and treatment is the key to deal with cancer, eminent experts said at the World Cancer Day celebration organised at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, the faculty of medicine of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) here, on Thursday.

Evolving technology has made it easier to detect the onset of cancer in the human body and infrastructure is being added to ensure better treatment of patients, Prof. Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, SOA’s Vice-Chancellor and eminent neurosurgeon told a gathering of cancer patients, survivors, social workers, and medical professionals.

A national cancer hospital with 1000 beds was being set up at the AIIMS, New Delhi but there was a need for palliative hospitals and the latest equipment to diagnose and treat cancer, he said.

Prof. (Dr.) Pusparaj Samantasinhar, Medical Superintendent of IMS and SUM Hospital, reiterated that early detection was the key to combating cancer while pointing out that comprehensive cancer treatment was available in SUM Hospital. “We have all the required technology to correctly detect and treat cancer,” he said.

Prominent Odia film star Sabyasachi Mishra, who graced the occasion as the chief guest, described cancer survivors as ‘Ambassadors of Hope’ saying they had been infusing other afflicted persons with positive spirit to fight the condition. “The need is to spread positive spirit around to enable the affected persons to rise above their situation and combat the disease. They must be told that the disease can be defeated,” Mishra said.

Dr. Sunil Agrawal, Head of Surgical Oncology department and Dr. Saroj Panda, Head of Pediatric Oncology department also addressed the gathering. Dr. Agrawal said people should take proper care of their health while being careful of their choices. “You must be careful about what you eat and how you think,” he said.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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