‘Cancer does not mean death, be strong to fight it’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jun 2018 12:03:17


Staff Reporter,

“Together We ‘Can’ defeat ‘Can’cer. Let’s join hands to build a team of physician, family, patient, society and social organisations to beat cancer.”This positive and inspirational message was given by cancer survivors of city during the ‘Oral cancer survivors’ meet’ organised by Neeti Clinic, Rotary Club of Nagpur South and Vidarbha Society of Head and Neck Oncology to mark World No Tobacco Day and National Cancer Survivors’ Day at Hadas High school premises on Friday.

A teacher and social worker, while sharing her experiences said, “A book of Yuvraj Singh has inspired me to come out of the fear of cancer. I have realised, Cancer does not mean death. In 2016, when I was suffering with throat pain, doctors diagnosed tonsils and after some tests, I have diagnosed cancer. It was a sudden incidence in my life. I was shocked and depressed. My son gave me a book of Yuvraj Singh to read. Miracle happened in my life, after proper treatment, I came out of cancer.” Yuvraj Singh has become a strong motivator for the cancer patients.

He said, “Don’t be scared… Be positive… Please don’t think that your life is about to end… Take the right advice and act as soon as you can… If there’s an issue in your system, don’t ignore it… Look at me, I never thought I’d get the chance to again play for India, but I’ve beaten cancer… God has given me this opportunity and my love for cricket has brought me back. I see this alone as a huge achievement… The experience has made me stronger (in the mind)… If you’re strong, then you automatically become a positive person. Cancer doesn’t mean that you’re going to die.”

Three males survived from cancer also shared their experiences. All these three persons were tobacco addict. They were consuming ‘Kharra,’ ‘Gutkha’, ‘Pan Masala’ like tobacco products daily. Despite of being told by their family members they were reluctant to quit. After having diagnosed with cancer and experiencing surgeries, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, they came out of the danger.“Now it’s our aim to make people aware about the dangerous effects of tobacco, kharra, cigarette and gutkha. We want to say to people to ‘Quit Tobacco Products Immediately’ and lead healthy life,” they stated.

Dr Neeti Kapre Gupta, Head and Neck Oncosurgeon discussed the objectives behind celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day. She said, “This is a day to felicitate Cancer Survivors and listen their own experiences so that they could bring hope to other people living with cancer everywhere.” President of Vidarbha Society for head and neck oncology and renowned ENT Surgeon, Dr Madan Kapre; President of Rotary Club of Nagpur South, Amit Gokhale; Secretary Amit Kukde and Dr R Ravi shared dais. Dr Vidula Kapre, Dr Sudhanshu Kothe, Dr Gauri Kapre Vaidya and other team members of Neeti Clinics attended the function.