Is Cancer Life Threatening

Date
February 8, 2022
Time
12 Noon (Nigeria)
Speaker
Prof. Dr. Raj Nagarkar

Is Cancer Life Threatening

Human bodies are constantly producing new cells to replace older or damaged cells. It’s a natural process of growth, division, and death. Our immune systems are usually able to handle the abnormal cells we produce from time to time. Cancer develops when abnormal cells don’t die off but continue to reproduce and evade the immune system response. When detected and treated early, cancer doesn’t necessarily cause life threatening complications. Cancer becomes life threatening when it affects major organs and their ability to function.

Cancer can kill when it invades essential organs, like your liver, lungs, or brain, and stops them from functioning properly. As cancer spreads throughout the body, it becomes more difficult to control. Some types of cancer tend to spread slowly. Other types spread more aggressively.

However, not all types and stages of cancers are life threatening. Fortunately, the advanced medical science has progressed to be able to cure cancer or stop its growth, if one takes the treatment at the right time. The key is to recognize the symptoms and approach the healthcare providers to be able to fight with it in time.

Lets learn how cancer progresses, how cancer kills, and what treatments can slow its progress from Dr Raj Nagarkar in this webinar.

PROF. DR. RAJ NAGARKAR

MD & Chief Surgical Oncologist
Breast. Thoracic & Robotic Services

HCG Manavata Cancer Centre, Nashik

Prof. Dr. Raj Nagarkar - Profile

  • Prof. Dr Raj Nagarkar has received his Surgical Oncology training at the Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai followed by MRCS at Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • He started his surgical oncology practice in the year 2000 and established Manavata Cancer Centre in 2007.
  • HCG Manavata Cancer Centre is recognized by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) as a teaching institute for Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology Research and Ph.D. He is a Professor for Surgical Oncology at MUHS.
  • He has a vast experience of 18 years and has assessed more than 95,000 cancer patients and performed more than 65,000 cancer surgeries. He has been involved in more than 400 phase 1-3 and investigator initiated clinical trials.
  • His quest for prevention and early diagnosis of cancer has been instrumental in the Arogya Saheli (Healthy Friend) initiative for population based screening and awareness programs. Under this social initiative they have screened more than 35,000 ladies in Maharashtra.

Milestones of Dr Raj Nagarkar's Career

Most Experienced Versius user in the world with 45000+ cancer Surgeries in 19 years.

500+ Robotic - Assisted Surgeries during Covid-19 pandemic

Pioneer starting Breast Conservation Surgery and Organ preservation surgeries.

Key Takeaways From The Webinar

  • What is Cancer? Understanding the disease scientifically helps you staying away from presumptions & fear.
  • What are signs of cancer? The signs of cancer are as negligible as weight loss and chronic tiredness.
  • How is Cancer Diagnosed? The diagnostic tests one must do with the help of helthcare provider.
  • Cancer Treatments - use of surgery, radiation, medications and other therapies to cure a cancer or stop the progression of a cancer.
  • Precautions Post Treatment - Undergoing cancer treatment one may experience side effects like hair loss, skin problems, fatigue.
  • How to prevent cancer disease? - The lifestyle one must adopt to avoid cancer.

TEDex TALK by Dr. Raj Nagarkar
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