WORLD HEAD & NECK CANCER AWARENESS WALK
Apollo Hospitals created an awareness on Head & Neck Cancer to people of Visakhapatnam, on the occasion of
World Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month in association with Walkers International, Visakhapatnam.
Visakhapatnam, 28th April, 2019: The WORLD HEAD & NECK CANCER AWARENESS is observed all over the world in the month of April every year. Apollo Hospitals Visakhapatnam organized Walkathon on beach road from Kalimatha Temple to YMCA in association with Walkers International Club, where 700+ delegates of Doctors, Walkers and Staff graced the occasion and spread the awareness on Anti Tobacco to reduce the risk of Head & Neck Cancer. This has a great significance in the current scenario in our region, where smoking patters are different., considering the increasing in no of cancer cases, with more and more people being affected with Cancer at every age. Head and neck cancer describes a number of different tumors that develop in and around the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses and mouth. The leading modifiable risk factors for head and neck cancer include tobacco, heavy alcohol consumption and HPV infection, as said by Dr.Sami. It is imperative that Apollo Cancer Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, which has the most experienced specialists and world class infrastructure, takes the initiative in bringing an awareness on causes of Head & Neck Cancer, prevention, Treatment options and the care needed.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Sami, Units Head, Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, said, Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam is a Centre of Excellence in Cancer Care Management and has state of the art infrastructure with Multi Specialty Care by conducting Cancer Clinics at Visakhapatnam with more emphasis on Cancer Screening and Prevention including Palliative Care. The team of renowned doctors at Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam Dr.Suman Das HOD & Radiation Oncologist, Dr.A.Praveen, Medical Oncologist, Dr.Prashob Surgical Oncologist, Dr.Vamsidhar Putrevu Surgical Oncologist, Dr.Sunita Onco Pathologist, Dr.Jayasree, Radiation Oncologist, Apollo Hospitals, healthcity, Visakhapatnamam, Andhra Pradesh.