Cancer survivors come together for HOPE…
Cancer survivors come together for HOPE
- A session that showcased the strength of modern medicine and the power of human will
- An event to guide patients and spread awareness on cancer
Chennai, June 8, 2019: VS Hospitals hosted a Celebration event for Cancer Survivors today in Chennai. The aptly named “Hope” saw heartwarming instances of cancer survivors narrating their ordeal with the dreadful disease and how they were able to defeat it with sheer will, hope and modern medicine. The event was presided over by Prof Dr S Subramanian, Chairman & Managing Director, VS Group of Hospitals. Former Superintendent of Polic e, Sri A Kaliyamoorthy IPS and versatile Tamil actor, Sri John Vijay participated in the event as Chief Guests. The VS Medical Trust organized this event at Hotel Abu Sarovar Portico, Chennai.
More than 150 people from all walks of life, participated and narrated their real life stories, that were filled with pain, passion, heartbreak, love, resurgence, triumph and above all, ‘hope’. The real motto of the evening was to in still that ‘hope’ among patients and general public. The event also served as a session of myth busters that are sp un around cancer as a disease in general consciousness. It also served as a platform to showcase the advanceme nt of science in dealing with diseases today in a more effective and at the same time putting the patient through as minimal hardship as possible. VS Hospitals has been a beacon of hope for thousands of patients from India an d abroad for several years. HOPE 2019 is the lamp that lights this beacon.
Prof Dr S Subramanian said “I have the unique privilege of being a close-quarter witness to the frustrating early days of oncology and the rapid progress this specialty has made in the information era. Such a survivors meet with so many in att endance would not have been a possibility few decades ago, but today it is as real as sunshine.” He further added “How ever in my 50 years of medical practise, it has always been the bravest and those filled with hope, who have ma naged to beat this disease in the days of inadequate medical facilities. Today we are ready to face any kind of challenge cancer mi ght throw at us and can confidently say we can defeat it”
Sri A Kaliyamoorthy IPS remarked “Gone should be those days when people used to fear the treatment of cancer more than the disease itself. Modern science has brought to us very effective and multiple treatment options for cancer and th ese brave hearts who have spoken today, stand as living examples that add value to this fact.” “Never before in history ha s mankind been prepared to face adversities like we do today. We are lucky to be living in the era of reasoning and con str uctive thinking.” said Sri John Vijay, while addressing the gathering at Hope. He further added “As an artist I take in spiration from real life to add more value to my work, and I’m happy discovering so many inspiring stories and incred ible men and women today”
India has been facing a worrying upward trend in the incidence of cancers for the past three decades. This is ma jorly due to lack of awareness and late detection of the disease. In India cancers of breast, oral, and lung cavities accounts for 25% mortality in both men and women. The top five cancers in men and women account for 47.2% of all cancers. These cancers can be prevented, screened for and detected early and treated at an early stage. Th e intent of this program is to provide hope and guidance to those who have been recently diagnosed with cancer along with creating awareness among general public to embrace a healthy lifestyle so that they can prevent can cer to a large extent.
About VS Hospitals:
VS Group of Hospitals started as a mere 30 bedded nursing home in 2004 and has today transformed into a 175 bedded tertiary care hospital spread over three units in Chennai – a trusted healthcare provider for not only the people of Chennai but across the country and beyond. Founded by India’s senior most medical oncologist Dr.S.S ubramanian, VS started off as one of the earliest providers of comprehensive cancer care in this part of the wo rld. Over time, VS has extended its offerings to include Orthopaedics, Neurosciences, Medical and Surgical Gast roenterology, Hepato-Biliary, Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery, Urology (including Tra nsplant services), Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynaecological Surgery, Emergency Care and Critical Care.
Its charitable trust, VS Medical Trust has been a pillar of support in providing free and subsidized medical treat ment to thousands of deserving patients over the years. The Trust has conducted innumerable number of camps, educational programmes and awareness sessions all over the country. It is notable that mammogram services ar e provided free of cost to deserving women all-round the year. For more information visit www.vshospitals.com