‘Arunachal records highest stomach, liver cancer cases in India’

AALO, Dec 9: Arunachal Pradesh records the highest number of cases of stomach and liver cancers in the country, and most of the cases are reported in the advanced stage, making it difficult to save the lives of many patients through treatment.
This was disclosed by radiation oncologist Dr Sam Tsering during a ‘seminar-cum-cancer awareness programme’ organized by the Arunachal Cancer Welfare Society at Gumin Kiin here in West Siang district on Saturday.
“This number two killer disease has an increasing trend, and 5029 cases of cancer diseases have been recorded from 2011 to 1017,” Dr Tsering said.
He also spoke on the causes, preventive measures, and treatment of various forms of cancer.
“The CM’s Cancer Chemotherapy Scheme, to the tune of Rs 10 lakhs, is helping the cause of poor patients,” Dr Tsering added.
Oncologist Dr Todak Taba from the Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences spoke on ovarian cancer, and said it is “taking toll of a large number of women of the state.”
He said India records the highest number of ovarian cancer cases, “and a survey and investigation team is being contemplated to make an in-depth study into it.”
Orthopaedic specialist Dr Jego Ori gave detailed information on the ill effects of drugs and cancer, while social activist Jarjum Gamlin Ete called for taking precautions and creating awareness on cancer.
ACWS chairman Yomli Sora Bogum and its secretary Bomnya Kamdak Heche also spoke. (DIPRO)