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GEM Hospital inaugurates “Cancer Expo 2022” and launches “”

Chennai, 4th February 2022: GEM Hospital, India’s premier Gastroenterology, laparoscopic and Robotic surgery hospital today inaugurates “Cancer Expo 2022” and launches a unique Interactive Virtual Platform“”.  GEM Hospital gave the honour of officially launching the portal to Ms.Geetha, a stage-4 colorectal cancer survivor aged 63.

The theme for the next 3 years (2022-2024) for World Cancer Day which falls on 4th Feb, is “Close the Care Gap”. The first year of this campaign is all about understanding and recognising the inequities in cancer care around the globe. As a responsible institution, GEM Hospital has left no stone unturned about Cancer care and launched a virtual awareness initiative to prevent cancer and the importance of screening for early detection of cancer.

Along with the expo,, an exclusive & interactive virtual platform where you can find answers for all your queries on abdominal cancers is also launched. The portal will provide assistance and expert panel guidance across various specialities; provide patient testimonials to clear the fear of new cancer patients to go through the treatment with confidence.

To mark the occasion of World Cancer Day, GEM Hospital invites cancer survivors to share their stories with a video or a write-up. All the testimonials will be posted on GEM Hospital’s social media page and one best inspiring testimonial will be awarded Rs.5000 cash prize. The objective of this initiative is to provide psychological support for each and every patient and give them enough confidence and courage to go through the treatment process.

Dr.C.Palanivelu, Founder & Chairman, GEM Hospitals said, “In most cases, early symptoms are neglected and were identified only at a very advanced stage. GEM Hospital, with the launch of a new interactive platform, has taken a step further to create awareness on Cancer among public for early detection and treatment.

There’s a general misconception among public that Radiation and Chemotherapy are the only treatments for Cancer, whereas for many of these cancers, surgery will be the primary treatment and early cancers are curable especially with advanced technologies like robotic and laparoscopic surgeries. Screening is the best way to detect cancer at early stage”.

Dr. S. Asokan, CEO, GEM Hospital Chennai said, “We have made this portal to be very user friendly to address all the queries. From common symptoms to all myths and facts on cancer diseases have been captured and explained clearly by our team. Any patient who fears that they have similar symptoms can book a free consultation with our experts through this website”.

On the occasion Dr. P. Senthilnathan, Director, GEM Hospital said, We invite public to visit and understand in detail about all possible type of cancers which can affect our abdominal system. Our team of doctors have tried our best to give answers for all the common questions, people can come up with. Our portal will showcase the various cancers in animated format and treatment options available. We are taking this step to extend our support to bring more awareness to the public to prevent cancer and the importance of screening for early detection of cancer disease.