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Nawaloka Hospitals marks World Cancer Day with special cancer screening offers this month

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  • To commence new cancer screening clinics

With the alarming increase in the number of cancer patients who are diagnosed with the disease in its advanced stages, early detection is becoming ever more crucial in the battle to save lives. 

In recognition of this and to mark ‘World Cancer Day’, industry leader Nawaloka Hospitals PlC will provide special offers for its cancer screening packages during February. Simultaneously, it will hope to create cancer awareness and expand its facilities by commencing new cancer screening clinics including those targeting lung cancer and oral cancer.

Early detection serves as an integral tool in combating this disease and ending the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer. Cancer screening can flag cancerous cells and tissues even before symptoms develop. Although early cancer detection does not necessarily equate to a positive prognosis, it does greatly influence the efficacy of treatment. “As the number of cancer cases in Sri Lanka increases each year, we at Nawaloka Hospitals understand the need to respond proactively to this threat. Early detection programmes such as this special initiative go a long way in aiding this agenda. They also complement the intense efforts of our high-quality cadre of experienced physicians, surgeons and laboratory and nursing staff who are equipped with the latest facilities,” said Nawaloka Hospitals Chairman Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa.   

According to available data published by the National Cancer program of Sri Lanka, more than 17,000 patients are diagnosed with cancer annually, with oral cancer being the highest. The lifetime risk of developing any type of cancer among the general population is one in every 10 people for both men and women. One in every 40 women runs the risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime. In Sri Lanka there are more than 2,500 new breast cancer patients annually.  One in every 42 men runs the risk of developing cancer of the lip, oral cavity or pharynx.

A 20% discount on a range of specific tests including mammograms and PSA tests along with a customised package for both males and females with prices starting as low as Rs. 5,000. 

The Nawaloka Cancer Centre utilises the extensive talents of an experienced team of healthcare experts to provide cancer care benchmarked on international standards. This collection of highly-skilled medical professionals comprises oncologists, physicians, surgeons, haematologists, laboratory and nursing staff.

Furthermore, the multidisciplinary cancer care team at the centre places special emphasis on the psychological and emotional toll of cancer and offers regular counselling to the patients and their families to help them cope with the illness and take them through this stressful period.

For more information on Nawaloka Hospitals’ special cancer detection packages, call 0115730022. 

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