By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 3 Jun: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Dehradun, organised an event for cancer survivors in its premises today. The event’s highlight was a standup comedy act by the well-known Nishant Tanwar.
In coping with cancer, humour and joke are always neglected. In the event organised by Max Hospital, people with cancer and those who have overcome it, found relief and there mood was lightened. It was successful in building a cohesive and supportive environment, thereby reducing potential feelings of isolation.
The objective of the event was to create awareness along with laughter and fun filled activities. The Cancer survivors who participated motivated many patients to remain determined throughout their Cancer journey and not lose hope at any time.
Dr Vimal Pandita, HoD -Medical Oncology, shared, “Surviving cancer and living with it, is a fight in itself. We salute the courage and the fighting spirit of the Cancer survivors who participated in the event organised for them. They are role models for other such patients who are currently fighting their battle against cancer.”
He added, “Cancer is devastating news for not only the individual but also the family members. Sometimes people forget to smile and laugh in this whole journey of fighting cancer and overcoming it. This initiative was taken to remind them of the importance of laughing, no matter how stressful the situation.”
The event also discussed how, everyone, in collective and individual capacity, can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. Dr Vimal Pandita and Dr Sandeep Singh Tanwar, Vice President –Operations & Unit Head, were present on the occasion.
Over 30% of cancers can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle or by immunisation against cancer causing infections. Most of the cancer deaths could be avoided if cancer was detected early. In early stages, most cancers are 90-100% curable. Max Hospital is making sustainable efforts to avert these growing incidents.