Aster Medcity launches cancer support group and one-stop breast clinic
Oct 14, 2019, 7:11:00 AM
Kochi: Aster Medcity has launched Aster cancer support group, Samasta, and Aster one-stop breast clinic as part of the breast cancer awareness month programmes on Saturday. Actor Aparna Balamurali inaugurated the cancer support group and Commander Jelson Kavalakkat, CEO, Aster Medcity, the one-stop breast clinic at a function held at the hospital.
The cancer support group was launched with an intention of creating a rapport between the cancer survivors, who had undergone treatment Aster Medcity, and patients who are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital. According to the hospital authorities, Samasta will provide a platform for the patients to share their experience in-between and it will give them emotional support and counseling.
Aster one-stop breast clinic was launched with the aim of facilitating breast cancer detection early. At the one-stop breast clinic, a person with suspected case of breast cancer will be provided consultation and investigation on the same day. It will enable diagnosis on the second day itself and thereby avoid agony of waiting for a definitive diagnosis. The services will be provided at discount rate for next three months.
Dr. Arun R. Warrier, Consultant, Medical Oncology; Dr. Jem Kalathil, Lead Consultant, Oncology; Ambika, Member, Cochin Canserve and Sneha Thangam, Support Group Member, were also present on the occasion.