Early detection is the key to treat cancer. It is a disease that is the leading cause of deaths worldwide. According to the reports of the World Health Organisation (WHO), cancer accounts for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020 or nearly one in every six deaths. Better awareness, timely diagnosis and therapy, including the ability to deliver patient-specific plans, can be the difference between death and a long, healthy life.
Towards this end, Medanta has launched a Cancer Care OPD at Medanta Mediclinic, Guwahati, to make treatments accessible, affordable and convenient. "When identified early, cancer is more likely to respond to treatment. It can result in a greater probability of survival with good quality of life and fewer morbidities. Through this OPD, our aim is improve access to cancer care," said renowned oncology specialist Dr. Satya Pal Kataria, Vice Chairman, Medical and Haemato Oncology , Cancer Institute, Medanta Gurugram who will be available for in-person and virtual consultation at Medanta Mediclinic, Guwahati. Dr Kataria added that though cancer symptoms can wary significantly from patient to patient, there are some common tell-tale signs that should make one sit up and consult a cancer specialist.
"Early signs of cancer can show up as unexplained weight loss, chronic tiredness, persistent pain, fever that appears mostly at night, skin changes or unexplained bleeding or bruising. If you can see any of these symptoms, consult a cancer expert right away," he said. Medanta's Cancer Care OPD brings world-class services to Assam and improves healthcare access. Patients can book consultations with Dr Kataria at the Cancer Care OPD, which has been reinforced with highly trained and dedicated nursing and paramedic staff, and technologically advanced medical equipment for emergencies.
Dr. Satya Pal Kataria is an eminent oncologist with over 27 years of experience in the field of Medical Oncology. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Medanta Cancer Institute, which comprises of the Division of Medical and Haemato Oncology, the Division of Radiation Oncology, and multiple organ-specific surgical cancer divisions. At Medanta, highly experienced and trained oncologists work in close coordination with surgeons across departments and specialties to provide the best possible care to patients.
At Medanta, highly experienced and trained oncologists work in close coordination with surgeons across departments and specialties to provide the best possible care to patients.Their skill is enhanced by the best in technology, including CyberKnife VSI Robotic Radiosurgery, VMAT, IGRT, Tomotherapy and other high-end diagnostic and imaging equipment.
The Medanta was founded by Dr. Naresh Trehan, a world-renowned cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon who has been awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri, the third and fourth-highest civilian awards in India and B C Roy award in recognition of his distinguished contribution to medicine, Global Health Limited (the "Company") is one of the largest private multi-speciality tertiary care providers operating in the North and East regions of India, with key specialties of cardiology and cardiac science, neurosciences, oncology, digestive and hepatobiliary sciences, orthopaedics, liver transplant, and kidney and urology, according to the report titled "An assessment of the healthcare delivery market in India, September 2021" by CRISIL Limited.
Under the "Medanta" brand, the Company has a network of five hospitals currently in operation (Gurugram, Indore, Ranchi, Lucknow, and Patna). Spanning an area of 3.7 million sq. ft., its operational hospitals have 2,176 installed beds as on March 31, 2021. It also has one hospital planned for development in Noida. As of March 31, 2021, the Company provides healthcare services in over 30 medical specialties and engages over 1,100 doctors led by highly experienced department heads.
The Company's facilities have received national and international accreditations, including the NABH accreditation for the hospital and blood bank at Gurugram. The Gurugram hospital was ranked as the best private hospital in India for three consecutive years in 2020, 2021 and 2022, and was the only Indian private hospital to be featured in the list of top 150 global hospitals in 2022 by Newsweek.