The conference on Cancer of Larynx, hosted by Apollo Cancer Institute concludes
Hyderabad, September 3rd, 2016: The Apollo Cancer Institute, Hyderabad organized a national level conference on Cancer of the Larynx (voice box) – FHNO South East Zonal Conference on Larynx Cancer, on Saturday, 5th September at the Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.
Cancer of the Larynx, referred to as throat cancer in lay-man terms, is one of the common cancers affecting males in the country and comprises nearly 10-15% of all cancers, says Dr Umanath Nayak, Head & Neck cancer surgeon, Apollo Cancer Institute. Nearly 1.2 lakh new throat cancer cases are diagnosed annually in India. The disease not only presents challenges in treatment, but also in rehabilitation of these patients as there are major effects on speech and swallowing following treatment, he adds. The Head & Neck department of Apollo Hospitals has been in the forefront in managing and in rehabilitation of these patients through their unique concept of ‘The Laryngectomee Society’ – a self-help survivor group of throat cancer victims. In addition, latest treatment modalities such as Laser surgery and Robotic surgery are being used by the doctors in the department to treat early cancers with minimal side-effects.
Over 100 doctors specializing in this area deliberated on the latest technologies and treatment options currently available for managing cancer of the Larynx at the conference. One of the invited guest speakers, Dr Murad Lala, a Head & Neck cancer surgeon from Mumbai also gave a stirring account of his memorable journey to the summit of Mount Everest and enthralled the audience during the Valedictory function of the conference in the evening.