The National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA), Ludhiana, organised a seminar on breast cancer and surgical advances and a session on continued medical education (CME) at Hotel Friends Regency on Saturday.
Dr Gautam Goyal, oncology medicine and Dr Ritesh Pruthy onco-surgery from Satguru Partap Singh (SPS) Apollo Hospital were the guest speakers.
Nearly 70 doctors of NIMA participated in the seminar and CME.
NIMA general secretary Dr Surinder Gupta said, “The cases of cancer are increasing due to faulty lifestyle and presence of toxic matter in foodstuff (including water and air). But early detection certainly leads to better and positive outcome.”
Goyal said, “Breast cancer is the most common cancer seen in urban women and second most cancer in rural women. It has high cure rate if detected early and treated properly. Early symptoms include lump in the breast, pain, or discharge from the nipple. Clinical examination, Mammography and (if needed) biopsy can successfully, diagnose breast cancer in its early phase and help its cure. Treatment includes surgery followed by chemotherapy and in some cases radiotherapy.”