Book on breast cancer launched
By Express News Service - CHENNAI
03rd September 2012 09:15 AM
Here’s a chance for women to have every question about breast cancer answered, by just flipping a few pages. The book titled ‘All About Breast Cancer’ written by Dr Selvi Radhakrishna was released by Dr M K Mani and the first copy was received by Health Secretary Girija Vaidhyanathan.
Published by Macmillan, the book provides comprehensive and up-to-date information about breast cancer, which enables a patient to actively participate with doctors in the decision-making process. The book is meant for breast cancer patients.
The first-of-its-kind in India, this book is a complete guide, practical, educative, resourceful, empowering, comforting, informative, simple and clear.
“Medical treatment has become more expensive and is difficult for normal man to afford it. As medical practitioners, we lay less stress on prevention and early detection of the disease itself. Penn Nalam and a book like this written in simple readable English, is a great educator.
Translating this book into one language is not enough. It should be translated into every Indian language,” Dr M K Mani said, congratulating Dr Selvi Radhakrishna.
“The way to go is to most importantly stop the spread of this disease. The government has been slow on this front. However, we are thankful to organisations like Penn Nalam who are doing extensive work in this field, so that we can partner and learn from them.
Cancer is on the government’s agenda and will associate with Penn Nalam to reach out to the TN districts. We are setting up regional cancer centres in Madurai and Coimbatore.
As it is part of the CM’s comprehensive health insurance scheme, we hope it will go a long way to treat cancer as well as prevent it,” said Girija Vaidhyanathan.
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