Early detection of cancer among patients important: President

Early detection of cancer among patients is important as is the need to create awareness about the disease by educating people, according to President Pratibha Patil.

Pune: Early detection of cancer among
patients is important as is the need to create awareness about
the disease by educating people, according to President
Pratibha Patil.

"Cancer is regarded as the sixth major reason for death
in our country. Two-thirds of cancer patients suffer
complications because of late detection of the disease," she
said at the inauguration of a cancer research centre at
Wagholi near here Sunday night.

Patil said tobacco consumption in the country was high
and should be discouraged as it was found linked with
incidences of cancer.

She said the option of an integrated therapy should be
explored by experts in different branches of medicine to find
cure and offer relief to the patients, lessening their
suffering.

A support structure should be formed to inculcate
positive thinking among the cancer patients, she added.

PTI

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