Cancer Awareness Program Organised at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre
Chennai 4th February 2021: Marking World Cancer Day, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre organised “The Hand Print Campaign” to raise awareness and education about cancer, a global burden. Cancer survivors, doctors, nurses and caretakers imprinted their palms on a wall expressing their support and gratitude towards each other for overcoming both cancer and Covid19 together.
In India, over 1.5 million new cancer patients are registered every year, and approximately 780,000 die from cancer, which makes cancer the second leading cause of death after cardiovascular diseases. This awareness program aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer. Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman Apollo Hospitals Group and Ms. Preetha Reddy joined in the awareness program and imprinted their messages on the support wall in the fight against cancer.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “The cancer care delivery system in India was one of the most affected healthcare segment, 95% of cancer centres are situated in urban areas, while 70% of the population lives in the rural areas. During the pandemic, travel restrictions made it difficult for cancer patients to move to cities or different states to get proper treatment. Telemedicine and tele-health-based interventions emerged as reasonably practical solutions to these impediments in the delivery of care to cancer patients. Our specialists ensured to expend the best care to patients even during the pandemic through teleconsultations. Emergency treatments were also offered to highly critical patients at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre and Apollo Cancer Centre, Theynampet. APCC has treated more than 100 patients during the pandemic (since March 2020).”
Ms. Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “We at Apollo Hospitals stood as a team, took necessary precautions and measures to keep our service to the patients seamless. We made sure the patient gets the best medical care despite various parameters and restrictions during COVID. We thank our international oncology experts along with the cancer management team who extended their support and offered services to patients during the pandemic.”
Apollo Proton Cancer Centre in India, equipped with South East Asia’s very first proton therapy treatment system, promises excellent treatment to our patients. Proton beam therapy is the most sophisticated form of radiation therapy currently available in the world.
About Apollo Proton Cancer Centre
Apollo is one of Asia’s largest healthcare provider has always set the benchmark for patient’s needs and safety. The mission is “to bring healthcare of International Standards within the reach of every individual. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in education, research and healthcare for the benefit of humanity.” Apollo Proton Cancer Centre was established in 2019 by Dr Prathap C Reddy, Founder & Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group. It is the first advanced cancer centre in India to introduce Proton Therapy,
which is considered as the most advanced and targeted cancer treatment due to its superior dose distribution and minimal side effects. The advanced Proton Therapy at APCC is complemented by a fully integrated treatment suite that offers the most advanced treatment procedures in surgical, radiation, and medical oncology. With the holistic infrastructure and aesthetic environment inbound with positive energy and highly-skilled cancer management teams, APCC focuses on delivering the best possible clinical outcomes for the patients and is a beacon of excellence in Oncology.