International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ Hospital

Timely cancer detection can save a patient’s life.  The poor and needy cannot afford treatment in private hospitals due to which they don’t opt for the same.  So, on the International Women's Day, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals on Thursday

International Women's Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ Hospital

  • On the International Women’s Day, Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education inaugurated cancer OPD in Sir JJ Group of Hospitals.
  •  Poor people are still unaware about cancer and visit the hospital at the last stage of their cancer.
  • To timely detect cancer, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals.

As per the information from the doctors, this OPD will help in timely cancer treatment and detection.  Also, cancer tests will be done. And the patients will be guided about cancer. Not only this, the women coming for treatment at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals are sent to Cama and Albless Hospital for pap smear and mammography. But, the oncologists will guide the patients about from where to take chemotherapy and radiation. The cancer OPD will be open every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Girish Mahajan, Medical Education Minister of Maharashtra said, “The number of cancer patients is going up. Cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths in India. Timely detection can help the patients recover. For this, cancer OPD has been started in Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, which will benefit the patients. We are taking efforts to start cancer OPD in all the government medical hospitals across Maharashtra.”

Dr Madhukar Gaikwad, Medical Superintendent, St George’s Hospital said, “This will help to detect cancer at the right time.  In Maharashtra, the percentage of cervical cancer amongst women is more. Since the treatment is unaffordable, many women neglect it. Owing to which, on the International Women’s Day on March 8, the government has conducted cancer screening for women in all the government medical colleges across Maharashtra.”

Dr Shrinivas Chavan, Professor and HOD ENT department at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals said, “The new OPD has been started to help patients to detect cancer on time and guide them. The doctors will educate patients about chemotherapy and radiation for treating cancer and where they are available. So, this will help patients.”