Hyderabad, May 13th, 2018: 'Aarogya Today', India's First Cancer Prevention Conference is being held at The Sheraton Hotel, Hyderabad on May 13th. Sponsored by Ayurway India, the speakers include medical experts like Dr. David Christopher and famous personalities like Gautami Tadimalla and Ananda Jayant, who are cancer survivors themselves. The day-long event will be inaugurated by Dr C Laxma Reddy, Minister for Health, Government of Telangana.
'Aarogya', literally translates to the wellness of one's mind, body and soul, was born from a need to create awareness around cancer and help people understand that there's a way around the "C - word". The mission is to focus on not just the treatment; but also on early diagnosis and steps that can be taken today to prevent cancer. The conference will feature talks by notable doctors who are pushing research and providing alternative methods to prevent cancer, and by survivors with their stories to share.lt is a great way to not only interact but witness how medical advancements work to both cure cancer and be equipped with the knowledge to prevent it.
The conference hopes to address:
- An integrated understanding of Allopathy, Naturopathy, Ayurveda...any and every way to combat.
- Bringing together a group of experts from all these fields and talk primarily about prevention.
- Realizing that prevention translates to not just ways of warding the disease off in the first place
but also targeting the fear and state of relapse.
- Talking about the hereditary nature of the disease and ways around it.
Elaborating on the need for dialogue around cancer prevention, Mr. Pankaj Singh, Founder of Aarogya said, "This is not just any social cause that we decided to take up. This is born from first-hand witnessing what Cancer does to a family and a personal understanding of the pain and sufferance. Cancer leaves families with so many unanswered questions- "Why us?", "What can we do to make sure this never happens to us or to anyone else?" This program is created from a humane and urgent desire to reach out to people and tell them that we are eager to fight it with them."
Ayurway is a herbal healthcare organization that actively works with cancer patients, among others and their journeys to full recovery using Ayurvedic medicinal practices. Sarat Addanki, CEO, is also an
Ayurvedic Health Educator, who practices Vedic Counselling. The motivation he gathered after losing his mother to cancer, got him involved with his friends (as he call his patients) and helps them overcome their fear of this deadly disease.
In today's world, awareness runs, cancer screening and treatments are highly advertised. But, despite that and the advancements in medical technology, 8.2 million people across the world die of cancer every year; some as early as 30. And this figure is expected to rise another 25% by 2020, according to a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research. The same data also revealed that only 12.5% of patients seek treatment during their early stages.
According to a recent study conducted by Jama Oncology, 50% of cancer cases diagnosed are preventable. And the nature of cancer control is changing, with an increasing emphasis, fueled by public and political demand, on prevention, early diagnosis and patient experience during and after treatment.
Most common forms of cancer such as Lung, Oral, Skin and Cervical Cancer can be prevented just by making suitable lifestyle choices.
- Don't use tobacco
- Protect your skin from the sun
- Eat a healthy diet
- Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active
- Practice safe sex and avoid risky behaviors
- Get immunized (HPV & Hepatitis vaccines)
- Know your family medical history and get regular cancer screenings Quotes from speakers:
Billions of dollars are spent on cancer research. However, very few funds are allocated to cancer prevention. I present an easily understood simple approach to the medically evasive field of cancer prevention. I focus on the environmental aspects of prevention including diet and herbal therapies, says, Dr David Christopher, Manager, Dr Christopher Herb Company -USA
Ms. Serena Malkani, Sound Practitioner, Ayurvedic Counselor, and Organizational Psychologist - The intention of working with healing sounds is to shift the body from a place of imbalance to a place of balance. Sound therapy helps with anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, pain and negative thought processes. All of these issues manifest as disease in the physical body. This modality aims to induce a relaxation response in the subtle body, therefore causing all of the vital systems in the body to function with less stress. It is used as both as preventive measure and a therapeutic process for those who have become ill.
Mr. Sarat Addanki, CEO, Ayurway - Cancer is one of the major health problems around the globe and the numbers of cases of this disease are increasing gradually.