Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital introduces Prostate Cancer Clinic

Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre introduced a ‘Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Clinic.’ Dr. Ashish Kamat, Professor and Attending Surgeon in the Department of Urology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), USA, inaugurated the clinic. The clinic will make use of the latest techniques in robotic surgery to treat patients.

Inaugural Seminar

MDACC is known for its high-quality and multidisciplinary cancer care approach. It is the leading hospital for cancer care in the USA.

At the inaugural seminar, cancer experts from MDACC stated that an approach emphasizing early detection, prevention and awareness is the need of the hour. Experts from both institutions talked about robotic surgery. They stated that it is a minimally invasive surgery, which will protect the nerves around the prostate gland. It will thus, protect the urinary tract and sexual organs. A medical symposium on ‘Robotic Urological Surgery & Urological Oncology Update 2015’ was given to those attending the seminar.

As per a report from the ‘National Cancer Registry’, Kamrup district of Assam has the highest number of prostate cancer patients in India. Other places that follow are Delhi, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai.

Medical Director and HOD Surgery, Consultant – General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital,Dr. Gustad Daver revealed that prostate cancer cases are highest among urban males. He expressed the view that men aged between 50 and 75 should undergo screening for prostate cancer, especially if anybody in the family has or had the disease. “We will aim to provide all aspects of care for prostate patients within our premises,” he added.

Cancer care at the Hospital

With its new clinic, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital aims to offer complete support and services to patients under a single roof. The clinic will work on patient awareness, which will help to prevent or quickly detect prostate cancer. A team of doctors will also counsel patients to help fight the disease.

Depending on the stage of cancer detected, patients will be recommended medical, surgical, or radiological treatment. Patients will also be given education on sexual rehabilitation, genetic links, and proper diet for future care. Additionally, the Hospital will also provide them with pelvic floor physiotherapy.

About Reliance Foundation

Reliance Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries. Founded in 2010 by Mukesh Ambani, it is one of the largest private foundations. The Foundation aims to achieve sustainable growth in the sectors of education, health, rural transformation, urban renewal, and arts, culture, and heritage.

Under the leadership of its Chairperson, Nita Ambani, Reliance Foundation has touched the lives of more than 4 million people in 5,500 cities, towns and villages across India. Through the Hospital, the Foundation aims to provide world-class care and services to its patients.

Reliance Foundation embraces technology to understand the ever-changing needs and offer solutions. At a recent event, Mukesh Ambani said that India is on the cusp of a digital revolution, indicating the Reliance Family’s focus on digitization.

Summary

A ‘Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Clinic’ was launched at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre to provide effective prevention and treatment to the patients.

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