Imphal: Urging the people of Manipur to quit tobacco to defeat cancer, Karkinos Manipur Cancer Institute and Research Centre organized an awareness session about different types of head and neck cancers, their symptoms and preventive measures on World Head and Neck Cancer Day at the Hospital in Imphal. The session also highlighted the importance of Screening and Early Detection in the general public.
Head and neck cancer is the term given to cancers that develop in the head and neck region – mouth, nose and sinuses, salivary glands, and throat and voice box (larynx). Individuals known to have an increased risk of head and neck cancer have a history of smoking, chewing tobacco or betel nut or drinking alcohol.
Dr. R.K. Gautamjit, Consultant-Head and Neck Oncosurgery, Karkinos Manipur Cancer Institute and Research Centre said, “Prevention and early detection are the best line of defence against the cancer menace.”
Located at JNIMS Campus in Porompat, Imphal East, Karkinos Manipur Cancer Institute and Research Centre is a comprehensive cancer hospital with all facilities under one roof like radiation oncology, medical oncology and surgical oncology.