At a recent cancer camps held in the city, 125 females were detected for cancer. These females were found to be chiefly possessing cancer of uterus and ovary.
Conducted by the district administration and health department in the last week around 1,059 patients were tested for cancer at two government hospitals and a health centre in the city. These patients were brought for check-up after going through a series of primary check-up which was based on identification of symptoms.
Out of these 1,059 total 289 were confirmed for cancer and further test will be conducted on them in this regard. 125 females and 164 males were detected for cancer in this camp. While cancer of mouth and oral cancer was primarily seen among the male patients, the females were seen having ovarian cancer and uterus cancer majorly.
“The cancer of Uterus and ovary is largely becoming the second most common cancer amongst women,” said Dr Satish Trivedi, civil surgeon.
While patients of breast cancer were also found in a significant number, Dr Trivedi said, “This was the second round of detection. In the first round we had sent health workers to conduct surveys and find out the symptoms the patients were experiencing.”
However as the number of female patients getting diagnosed with uterus and ovarian cancer gets increased, eminent oncologist from the city Dr Rakesh Taran said, “It is very difficult to determine even some of the underlying reasons for this cancer. But, delay in the biological clock and child bearing is one reason which is often cited.”