Rashtrasant Tukdoji Regional Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Nagpur celebrated ‘National Cancer Survivors Day’ on June 7 at hospital Premises. National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration for those who have recovered from the deadly disease of cancer.
In this event around 15 cancer Survivor had shared their experience and express gratitude towards the prominent services provided at RST cancer hospital. These Cancer survivors were facilitated for their courage & being inspiration to the society.
It is a day for everyone, whether you’re a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
National Cancer Survivors Day is observed each year on June 6 since year 1988. As per the Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, the survival rates of Cervical Cancer in India were 83.5%, 80.6%, 66.0%, and 37.1% for Stage I. Stage II, Stage III, and Stage IV, respectively. Whereas. according to International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, Population-based studies on breast cancer in India have showed five-year survival rates ranged from 42-48%, whereas hospital-based studies across India shows 5-year relative survival rate ranged from 40-45 % & about 60% of oral cancer cases in India have a five-year survival rate, and this number has shown to increase from 70 to 90 percent with mere early detection in stages I and II stage.
Rashtrasant Tukdoji Cancer Hospital is a major stakeholder in Cancer Speciality providing comprehensive treatment & affordable health care under various government health schemes. RST Cancer Hospital continuously performing a remarkable achievement in cancer research too. Among the dignitaries who were prominently present were, Anil Malviya, Joint Secretary CRS, Randhir Javery Joint secretary, CRS, Dr. Ramkrishna Chhangani Exe Member CRS, Dr.Sanjay Chilkar MO(Health) NMC, Dr.Kartar Singh Director, Dr. Krushna Sirmanwar Additional Director, Dr. B.K Sharma Sr. Consultant, Dr. Sameeksha Dubey, Medical Oncologist, Sanjay Jog General Manager, Rashmi Raut SAO and Dr. Chetan Bhola Deputy MS