Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road launched a dedicated cancer center offering organ- specific diagnosis, treatment, and counseling to people of Mumbai and its neighbouring cities. The center was launched by Dr. Parag Rindani (CEO – Maharashtra, Wockhardt Hospitals), Dr. Clive Fernandes (COO – Wockhardt Hospitals), Mr. Ameya Sahoo- AVP – & Head HR Wockhardt Hospitals, Dr. Pankaj Dhamija – Centre Head Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road, Dr. Atul Narayankar – Medical Oncologist, Dr. Tirathram Kaushik – Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Aditi Agrawal – Breast Surgeon, Dr. Sheetal Radia – Head & Neck Oncosurgeon, Dr. Imran Shaikh – GI & HPB Surgeon, Dr. Ashwin Borkar – Neurosurgeon, Dr. Ashutosh Baghel – Urologist. Present on the occasion were community leaders from various samajs, cancer patients undergoing treatment at Wockhardt Hospitals and Doctor fraternity.
Cancer continues to be among the leading causes of mortality across the country. The most common cancers detected in males are the cancer of the lung, mouth, prostate, & stomach while in females are cervix, breast, and ovarian cancers. Apart from conducting screening camps, drives, and campaigns for awareness regarding cancer, Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road has launched a dedicated “Cancer Screening Van” for providing cancer screening to patients at their doorstep helping in early diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Pankaj Dhamija – Centre Head, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road said, “Our Center will be a boon for cancer patients. Our hospital has achieved a milestone by launching this cancer centre. The services available at the Center include Organ Specific team of Cancer Surgeons, Trained Oncology Nurses, Chemotherapy Daycare, Cancer Pain Management & Palliative Care, Cancer Rehabilitation, Onco Nutrition, Genetic Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Cancer Preventive Health Check-ups. Specialized cancer care will be offered to cancer patients making it accessible and affordable. We have adopted a patient-centric approach. Cancer treatment carried out in early stages has high success rates. Timely diagnosis is key in dealing with cancer. We are happy and proud to launch the Center and are determined to offer organ specific surgical care for cancer patients. Our hospital has been serving patients for many years, and we are privileged to bring international protocols in cancer care. This center is a ray of hope for millions of cancer patients. The aim is to help cancer patients heal faster and improve their quality of life.”