Talk by Dr. Mammen Chandy, Director Tata Medical Center on Cancer – Its Spread, Awareness, Control and Cure

 

On 26th June 2017, AMCHAM’s Eastern Region, in association with PwC India, organized a session on – ‘Cancer – Its Spread, Awareness, Control.’ Dr. Mammen Chandy, Director of Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, was the Chief Guest. Dr. Chandy has been a pioneer in developing the field of hematology and bone marrow transplantation in India. His special interests include aplastic anemia, thalassemia, acute leukemia and stem cell transplantation. In his remarks, Dr. Chandy said that cancer is alarmingly growing all over the world and possibly at a higher rate in the Eastern part of India. In this fast paced, stressful life that many lead now days, people are often affected by cancer. It is imperative for people to know how to prevent cancer or detect it early. Dr. Chandy spoke about the early signs of cancer, symptoms, types of cancer, and why it is important to go for regular health check-ups. He shared detailed information on how to help prevent cancer by making small lifestyle changes.

 

Mr. Avijit Mukherjee, Regional Managing Partner, PwC East, gave the welcome address, closing remarks and vote of thanks. Mr. K.P. Sengupta, Immediate Past Chairman and Co-Chairman Data Core Systems, gave an introduction and remarks.

 

The interactive session was extremely proactive and the audience raised several queries during the Q&A regarding radiation, whether an unbalanced lifestyle can lead to cancer, what to do if someone detects early signs of cancer and the effectiveness of cord blood preservation. Dr. Chandy responded to the queries with attention and care.