Dr G Govindaraj, an OncoSurgeon was invited for BUDS THINK, Bharathidasan University;
Everyone has heard of cancer, and most people know someone who has or has had the disease. Still, though, many people know little about the different types of cancer, or what they should do to help prevent it.
Cancer is actually a group of more than 100 different diseases characterized by the uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells. It is named according to the area of the body in which it starts. For example, colorectal cancer begins in the lining of the colon or rectum. Even if its spreads beyond that area, it is still called colorectal cancer because that’s where it began.
Just a few decades ago, little was known about cancer, and when someone was diagnosed with the disease, their chance for survival was slim. Today, however, we know much more including how to diagnose it earlier, treat it more effectively and, most importantly, help prevent it from occurring in the first place.
Dr G Govindaraj inaugurated the session and is followed by a talk on the various Cancer drugs and updated treatments available on 07.02.2019.