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Research to be conducted on Cancer risk factors: Dr Rajo
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 03 2020: A one day workshop on 'Monitoring survey of Cancer risk factors and health system response in Manipur' was held at State Family Welfare Training Centre in Lamphelpat today.

The workshop was organised by Population Based Cancer Registry (PBCR), Department of Pathology, RIMS Imphal in association with Directorate of Health Services Manipur.

Speaking to media persons about the workshop, Health Services Director Dr K Rajo conveyed that Cancer, among other non-communicable diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke etc., is increasing day by day in the country.

Maintaining that Cancer has become a deadly disease, Dr Rajo stated that a research will be taken up by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and will be monitored by National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research, Bengaluru.

In case of Manipur, trained and eligible staff of PBCR (a pathology department) will go carry out the field work of the research, he added.

Dr Rajo further informed that Cancer is a disease which is likely to be caused by prolonged negligence to health and change in lifestyle like continuous and excessive use of alcohol, tobacco, junk food, lack of nutrients/green leafy and fresh vegetables, lack of movement leading to obesity etc or change in the environment like pollution and smoke.

No research has been conducted in the State to figure out how to reduce these risk factors and the upcoming research will help identify the solution to decreasing these factors and subsequently the rate of Cancer cases in the State, Dr Rajo added.

Head of Department, Pathology, RIMS Professor Ph Madhubala said that around 1500 cases of Cancer are registered every year.

She said that the highest rate of cancer in 2017 was Lung Cancer (for the male population in Manipur) with Stomach Cancer as the second highest while adding that although Lung Cancer also reported as the highest rate of Cancer case in 2016 among the women population, Breast Cancer topped the list with Lung Cancer in the second and Cervical Cancer in the third place.

She further maintained that Cervical Cancer, which has also become a common cancer case, can be treated with radiation chemotherapy if the ailment is detected early and added that any disease can be treated effectively if they are detected at an early stage.

Dr Y Premchandra was also present at the workshop.


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