Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases, affecting millions of people worldwide. The burden of cases leads to increased concerns for the healthcare systems. Spreading awareness about cancer and its treatment and prevention should be shared with the people to deal with this life-threatening disease effectively.
In view of this, Dr. Mohit Agarwal visits Vaidam because Vaidam teams deal with numerous patients and provide them with effective medical tourism care. So they all should be crystal clear and up-to-date on various types of cancer and advanced treatment techniques.
Dr. Mohit Agarwal, a renowned Medical Oncologist at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, has extensive experience treating various types of cancers. He briefly explained the causes and risks associated with different kinds of cancer like lung, cervical, breast, etc.
After this, he explained the advanced techniques available for the treatment. Dr. Agarwal stated how the oncology department of the Fortis Hospital emerged with the latest treatment techniques for cancer.
Some of the key points he told about the cancer are:
- The latest surgery technique, Robotic Da-Vinci Surgery, is used to treat Sarcoma and many types of cancer
- He stated that about 30-35% of lung cancers are mutated and can be treated through targeted therapy
- The importance of early screening for various cancers (lung, breasts, etc.) increases the chances of survival.
- The survival rate of stage 4 cancer is up to 10 years.
- There is a cervical cancer vaccine available in India, which the age group of 9-41 years old can take.
He also stated that the Oncology department of Fortis Hospital has adopted all state-of-the-art technologies. The hospital has one of the oldest surgeons, who was the first in India to perform breast cancer surgery. In the end, he entertained the session attendees' answers.
About Dr. Mohit Agarwal
Dr. Mohit Agarwal is one of the leading and renowned Medical Oncologists with an experience of more than 15 years in treating various types of cancer.
He holds an ESMO (European Certified Medical Oncology ) certificate and is facilitated by the CD Foundation for outstanding contributions to cancer cases.He specializes in treating the following cancers:
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Gastrointestinal Cancer-Oesophageal Cancer, Stomach cancer, Colorectal cancer
- Hepatobiliary Cancer
- Gynecological cancer –Ovary, Cervix, Uterine etc
- Lymphoma & Leukemia
- Head and neck cancer
To overcome the biggest barrier, i.e., unawareness and myths, he started a campaign called "Stop Cancer," which involves lectures, CMEs at the National and international level, and patient assistance programs.
About Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi
Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, is a well-structured and renowned multi-disciplinary hospital in North India. It was established in 2010 and is an NABH-accredited hospital aiming to provide quality care.
It has a capacity of 263 beds and was awarded the FICCI HEAL 2014 award for excellence in branding, marketing, and image building.
The hospital's oncology department provides comprehensive care for diagnosing and treating solid tumors and hematological malignancies in patients of all ages (adults and children).
It has a talented and dedicated team of professionals, including physicians from other subspecialty areas, surgeons, radiologists, behavioral scientists, nutritionists, palliative care professionals, and physiotherapists.
The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology like:
- High-End Radiation Therapy Technology (VERSA HD LINAC) with Hexa Couch and Monaco Treatment Planning System
- PET CT Scan
- HIPEC Surgery
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
- Endobronchial Ultrasound
- 3D Endovision System
- 1.5 Tesla Wide Bore MRI
- 128 Slice Dual Energy CT
- 3D/4D Ultrasound
- MultiFusion Imaging-Digital X-ray
- Da-Vinci Surgical System (Robotic Surgery)
This session provides meaningful insights into cancers and their advancements in treatment. This also helps attendees in gaining brief knowledge about techniques such as robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and vaccines used to treat various types of cancer.
Vaidam's team looks forward to such informative sessions and welcoming him back in the future.