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Experts deliberate upon new advances in breast cancer care at Fortis Mohali

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Mohali, February 24, 2024: To spread awareness on breast cancer and highlight the latest medical advancements in surgical intervention, Fortis Cancer Institute, Mohali, organised a ‘Breast Cancer Symposium’ at the hospital today.

The brainchild of Dr Naval Bansal, Endocrine & Breast Cancer Surgeon, Fortis Hospital Mohali, this is the first of its kind multi-disciplinary meet organised in the North region to highlight recent and optimal treatment modalities for breast cancer and was attended by renowned breast cancer surgeons and oncologists. The event included hands-on training sessions on new surgical techniques, ABC/SGRT radiation techniques, poster quiz for postgraduate students and panel discussions about the latest treatment options.

Dr Bansal deliberated upon the most advanced treatment options available for breast cancer at Fortis Mohali like Breast Conservation surgery, Sentinel Node Lymph Biopsy, Vacuum Assisted Breast Surgery with Immediate or Delayed Reconstruction, Multi-disciplinary Tumour Board, Stereotactic Breast Surgery, Immunotherapy and Latest Radiotherapy techniques etc.

Dr Rajeev Bedi, Director, Medical Oncology, Fortis Cancer Institute, Mohali, said, “Fortis Cancer Institute has treated many patients suffering from breast cancer using the most advanced therapies for breast cancer. The symposium has offered an insight into the latest advancements in breast cancer care.”

Echoing similar views, Dr Narendra Kumar Bhalla, Director, Radiation Oncology, said, “According to a study by Globocon-2020, in India, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every four minutes. With some 1,78,000 new cases being diagnosed every year, the incidence of breast cancer has overtaken cervical cancer to become the most common cancer in Indian women. The symposium stressed on issues related to breast cancer management and the latest advancements in radiation therapy.”

Abhijit Singh, Head-SBU, Fortis Hospital Mohali, said, “Fortis Cancer Institute is equipped with the state-of-the-art infrastructure for cancer care. More than 250 delegates including renowned doctors from across India have taken part in the event. We acknowledge the contribution of all participants and faculty in creating awareness about the event.”

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