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5 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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World Cancer Day

Speakers stress cancer awareness

Staff Reporter
Speakers stress cancer awareness
Guests at a press meet organised by United Hospital in the capital on Saturday to mark World Cancer Day. Photo: Courtesy

Cancer Awareness, Detection and Treatment as a cumulative effort in Bangladesh context was discussed at a press meet on Saturday organised by United Hospital to mark World Cancer Day. Held on the eve of World Cancer Day, the programme was attended by representatives from press and TV media, eminent social activists, female development organisers and celebrity writers, said a press release.

To commemorate the day, United Hospital also declared a specially discounted rate of Tk 50,000, which is Tk 20,000 less than the usual charge, for doing PET CT Scan test for early cancer detection and treatment in February. The hospital also disclosed a special scheme of 50per cent reduced rate of whole radiotherapy course for financially insolvent patients at as minimum as Tk 70,000; for cancer screening tests the hospital is also offering 20-50 per cent discounted rate package.

United Hospital Cancer Care Centre has the only Medical Cyclotron in Bangladesh to produce FDG, the raw material for PET CT tests which they supply to government and non-government health care centres; saving cost and foreign currency as it was initially imported from neighbouring country India, said the press release.  Dr Shagufa Anwar, Chief of Communication & Business Development at the hospital, emphasized on the need to be aware of the cancer alert signs so that anyone can seek medical help at the soonest.

Dr Ashim Sengupta gave a presentation highlighting benefits of the centre like True Beam facility, PET CT based planning for radiation and Respiratory Gating for lungs, breast and liver cancer.

United Hospital also provides training to the medical physicists. During the last two years, more than 150 such medical physicists and students of Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka University, Savar Gano Bishwabidyalaya, CMH, Military Institute of Science & Technology, have received training there.

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Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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