World Lung Cancer Day Celebrated at Apollomedics

A webinar on Awareness of Lung Cancer and Tuberculosis was conducted.

Free of cost cancer OPD at Apollomedics, Lucknow on 5th of August 2020 between 10 am to 4 pm

Lucknow, 1 August 2020: On the occasion of World Lung Cancer Day Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital arranged a Scientific Educational Session on the topic Awareness of Lung Cancer and Tuberculosis. The session was conducted online and the key speaker for the topic was Dr, Harshvardhan Atreya, Medical, and Hemato Oncologist at Apollomedics Hospital.

Dr, Harshvardhan Atreya, Medical, and Hemato Oncologist at Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital while addressing the session said, “Cancer is generally treatable if diagnosed at an early stage. Two major types of lung cancer are non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Causes of lung cancer include smoking, second-hand smoke, exposure to certain toxins, and family history. Symptoms include a cough (often with blood), chest pain, and wheezing weight loss. These symptoms often don’t appear until the cancer is advanced. Treatments vary but may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted drug therapy, and immunotherapy.

We will be conducting a free of cost cancer OPD at Apollomedics, Lucknow on the 5th of August 2020, with the aspiration to create awareness and burn the myths related to lung cancer. The timings for the OPD will be between 10 am to 4 pm. We aim to encourage people to display the common symptoms of lung cancer to get them diagnosed at a discount of 10% on the related tests.”

Talking about this disease amid the COVID-19 pandemic, patients should be very careful because of their low immunity meter. Exercising at home will keep you strong and make you feel more energized. The most important aspect is prevention and maintaining good hand hygiene. Have a balanced diet full of good carbohydrates, protein, and vitamins.”

“Cancer patients should not stop their treatment in between during the Pandemic as it can further increase the risk of worsening the disease. We are following all safety protocols to keep everyone safe so the cancer treatment like chemotherapy or radiation should not be stopped,” added Dr. Mayank Somani, Managing Director, and CEO, Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospitals, Lucknow.

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