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HCG Vadodara Launches Comprehensive Pediatric Oncology Unit
21 August 2017

HCG, Vadodara Launches Comprehensive Pediatric Oncology Unit

~ with an aim to conquer cancer and provide a better quality life to children suffering from cancer~
 
Vadodara, August 21st 2017: HCG - The Specialist in Cancer Care launches a “unique and comprehensive cancer care division for children suffering from cancer.”

Childhood cancers or Pediatric cancers were not common until significant cases started being detected lately. The rising numbers have made cancer the 9th common cause of death in children aged between 1-18 years. Statistics show that pediatric cancers form an alarming 5.5% of the total cases in India. To approach this mounting health challenge, HCG launches a unique and comprehensive Pediatric Oncology Unit by Rajmata Shrimant Shubhangini Raje Gaekwad on 21st August, 17 at HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara.
 
The survival rate among children is much higher than adults at 70%. They are more receptive to treatment, more tolerant of chemotherapy and have a longer life expectancy. The newly launched division extends all the essential modules of adult therapy like: Chemotherapy, Surgical services and Radiation therapy for all types of childhood cancers. HCG has developed, customized and optimized chemotherapy procedures and protocol. The experienced and dedicated team consists of a Pediatric Surgeon, Pediatric Oncologist, Pediatric Radiotherapist, Pediatrician, Pediatric Anesthetist and well trained pediatric nursing staff supported by our extended services of a Psycho - Oncologist, a Nutritional & Dietary counselor and a Physiotherapist.
 
Accessibility and affordability are curcial practical aspects of cancer treatment. To create awareness and raise funds for treating needy children with cancer, HCG will also be organizing a Fundraiser Navaratri Night on 1st October 2017 at The Polo Club, Vadodara with renowned folk singer Shri Atul Purohit. The funds thus raised will be utilized to treat economically marginalized pediatric cancer patients. You too can contribute to this movement of spreading smiles by donating to the HCG Foundation.
 
Adding to this Dr. Bharat Gadhavi - Director; HCG Group, Gujarat said “Pediatric cancer is rising and this is the right time to act against it. The comprehensive pediatric oncology unit is manned with experts specially trained to care for pediatric patients. Children have a dynamic developmental physiology that enables better prognosis. Our support services help not only the child but also the family. We urge people to become aware about pediatric cancers and help us fight them!”
 
Dr. Urvinder Kaur - Pediatric Oncologist said “Treating children is different from treating adults. It calls for an in depth understanding of the child and define individual approaches accordingly. The cure rate in a few cancers is more than 90%. We had a heartening live session on facebook. It proved that people are curious to understand this new challenge and face it head on with us. Together we can stand strong against cancer.”

Shri Atul Purohit - Singer said “I am privileged to be a part of this one day Navratri organized by the HCG foundation. I support this noble cause wholeheartedly. My best wishes to HCG in their endeavor to ensure that no child with cancer is turned away because of financial challenges. I wish more and more people will provide financial support, so that more young lives can be saved from cancers.”

About HCG Cancer Centre - Vadodara
HCG Cancer Centre, Vadodara is a an advanced cancer care unit with all advanced technology. This is HCG’s second comprehensive cancer centre in Gujarat. The Cancer Centre is equipped with the TrueBeam Radiotherapy System, PET-CT for radiotherapy planning and diagnosis, Thunderbeat minimally invasive surgery system as well as an integrated cloud hosted oncology IT system. The centre in Vadodara expands HCG’s national footprint and further extends HCG’s position as the leading provider of cancer care in India.


For further information, please contact:
HCG - The Specialist in Cancer Care
Shailesh Guntu
shailesh.guntu@hcghospitals.in
+91 90990 08898