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Linear accelerator comes next week to RST Cancer Hosp

Image result for Linear accelerator comes next week to RST Cancer HospRashtra Sant Tukadoji (RST) Regional Cancer Hospital, the only charitable cancer hospital in the region with a tertiary cancer care center (TCCC) designation, will be fitted with an advanced linear accelerator system used to provide more precise treatment for patients with cancer.
Linear accelerator tool is used to treat patients suffering from cancer with external beam radiation. This supplies the patient’s tumour with high-energy X-rays or electrons. The unit will cost more than crore from Rs20.

“The system will be of great benefit to poor patients with cancer coming from the Vidarbha periphery to the RST. It will reach RST by 7 February, “said RST director Dr. Subhrajit Dasgupta. Dr.Dasgupta also shared disturbing data from recent figures found in the global tobacco survey of adults.

“One good news is that in the last six years, tobacco consumption in Maharashtra has fallen from 31% to 25%. But, the same has doubled when it comes to 15 to 17-year-old  adolescents,” he said. In the last six years, the prevalence of tobacco use among people aged 15 to 17 has increased from 2.9 percent to 5.5 percent. The RST has organized a series of events to mark the World Cancer Day from 2 February to 9 February, which will be celebrated on 4 February.

The hospital will organize a national oration in memory of Pt Shivkaran Sharma Chhangani, one of the founding members of the RST, for the first time since its inception. The oration will take place at 10 am on February 2. Dr. GK Rath, head of AIIMS’ National Cancer Institute, New Delhi, will be speaking on’ India’s cancer control program.

‘ A day-long academic exercise on recent advances in oncology will follow on from this oration. On the occasion, faculties at the national level will talk about radiotherapy, cancer immunotherapy, nanotechnology, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancers, and breast cancer.

The institute arranged an awareness campaign on February 4, and a human chain will be established on the premises of the hospital from 8.30 am onward. It will host an academic function on 9 February along with the Nagpur branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). Renowned pulmonology, histopathology, and surgical oncology specialists will share the lung cancer updates.

Dr. BK Sharma and Dr. Prasanna Joshi, both Joint Hospital Directors and Dr. Ramkrishna Chhangani, Chair of the Prayer Committee, told that more than 20 Nagpur social organizations and colleges will participate in the February 4 public awareness function.
Few cancer data in Vidarbha Oral cancer is most frequently diagnosed in Vidarbha More than 30,60% of the total cases reported in the RST hospital are of oral cancer In 2018-19, a total of 3,350 cases were found to be malignant in the hospital. Of these, the highest — 1,132 — were of oral cancer Between 2014 and 2018, or a total of 15,951 cases, 4,881 were of oral cancer.

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