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Bladder Cancer Support Group at Medica celebrates one year of solidarity

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News Desk, News Nation 360: On the occasion of Bladder Cancer Awareness Month this year, Medica Group of Hospitals, the largest private hospital chain in Eastern India, hosted an awareness and cultural program at Medica Superspecialty Hospital along with their Bladder Cancer Support Group's cancer survivors. The conference mostly focused on Life Beyond Bladder Cancer. Approximately 50 inspirational cancer survivors shared their life stories beyond cancer. Following the awareness session, the cancer survivors hosted a cultural program for the attendees at the event. Dr Abhay Kumar, Head of Urology, Surgical Oncology, and Robotic Surgery at Medica Superspecialty Hospital highlighted some myths and facts, as well as signs that may indicate bladder cancer. The hour-long event and the interactive session took the viewers through clinically oriented topics ranging from defining the symptoms of this cancer to the technicalities of managing the same for well-being. Dr Abhay Kumar, Head of Urology, Surgical Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Medica Superspeciality Hospital stated that this year for Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, they are focusing on

patient uncertainty; their effort is to make it easy and accessible for individuals of all age groups, suspecting any symptoms of bladder cancer, to be tested at the earliest. Medica has consistently fought the stigma of cancer inevitably being terminal. If detected early, cancer is highly treatable, especially with regular screening and treatment. The support group assembled here today exemplifies a happy and healthy life after fighting and defeating cancer.  They can detect cancer earlier and increase the life expectancy of patients. They must continue to support and advocate for better cancer treatments and prevention methods. He is glad to see the Bladder Cancer Support Group, which is primarily led by their former patients, is doing such good work to build a community centred around hope and support. Each of their stories inspires others to never give up. He congratulates them on organizing such an inclusive and successful cultural program for them. Sanjay Bhowmik, a 64-year-old former patient, Ramen Mukherjee, a retired businessman, and globetrotter, Pradip Mukherjee also shared their stories. 

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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