Jaslok Hospital And Research Centre Launches Breast Cancer Clinic
Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, a leading multi-speciality hospital, launched a new Breast Cancer Clinic to provide quality care, right treatment plan and support to patients with any breast-related disease. It is a Multi-Disciplinary Cancer Clinic (MDCC) wherein the patient case will be studied by a team of specialist, clinical physicians on the basis of which they will offer coordinated and comprehensive treatment planning to the patient.
Speaking at the launch,Dr. S H Advani, Director of Onco-Sciences at Jaslok Hospitalsaid,
Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting Indian woman. But there is so much fear and myths associated with cancer that the patient is immediately plunged into a series of doctor visits, tests and medication. But it is important to help the patient understand the medical condition, be informed of the array of treatments options, support to cope with the situation and have coordinated care with the doctors to ensure they receive the best medical care. The breast cancer clinic is an effort to help patients not only receive the requisite quality care and treatment but also help other patrons to come for regular screening or consultations so that early detection is possible.
The launch of the clinic witnessed the presence of actor Kunal Kapoor and Bollywood singer Papon gracing the occasion as the Chief Guests. Kunal Kapoor also heads Ketto which is a crowding funding platform for fundraising of social and charity initiatives. Ketto is also the crowdfunding partner with Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre. The launch was followed by a panel discussion on breast cancer and 25 cancer conquerors were also felicitated. The evening ended on a musical note with the doctors showcasing their singing and dance skills.
The launch aptly lauds the sentiment of the month as October is celebrated as-Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Clinic launch also elevates the 'Pink Note' endeavour - a community initiative from Jaslok Hospital to raise awareness around breast cancer, a notch higher.