To raise awareness about the harmful impact of tobacco on the human body, a team of cancer experts from Paras Health Panchkula, including Brig Dr. Rajeshwar Singh, Director of Medical Oncology, Dr. Chitresh Aggarwal, Senior Consultant in Medical Oncology, Dr. Rajan Sahu, Associate Director of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Shubh Mahindru, Senior Consultant in Surgical Oncology, Dr. Parneet Singh, Consultant in Radiation Oncology, and Dr. Anupam Gauba, Associate Director of Nuclear Medicine, conducted a media briefing to address this alarming situation.
Distressing Statistics and Urgent Need for Early Detection
Dr. Rajeshwar Singh expressed concern over the distressing statistics, revealing that nearly 70% of mouth cancer cases in India are diagnosed at an advanced stage, underscoring the urgent need for early detection and effective treatment.
Recognizing the critical importance of timely intervention, Paras Health Panchkula is committed to providing world-class, cutting-edge treatments for oral cancer.
Dr. Chitresh Aggarwal added that lung cancer remains the deadliest form of cancer, surpassing breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. Cigarette smoking is identified as the primary cause of lung cancer.
Surgical Intervention: Cornerstone of Mouth Cancer Treatment
Dr. Rajan Sahu emphasized that surgical intervention remains the cornerstone of mouth cancer treatment, and Paras Hospital offers the latest advancements in surgical techniques to ensure optimal outcomes for patients. The multidisciplinary team at Paras Hospital collaborates closely to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of each patient.
Dr. Shubh Mahindru shed light on the common causes of oral cancer, attributing chewing tobacco and smoking as the main culprits. Smokers face a significantly higher risk of oral cancer, ranging from 5 to 10 times greater than non-smokers. This risk is further exacerbated when combined with alcohol consumption. The buccal mucosa and tongue are the most commonly affected areas within the oral cavity.