GUWAHATI, Nov 13 - A friendly cricket match series was played between doctors of Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), representing two teams � Royal Medical Challengers and Surgical Devils � on the Arya College playground on Monday as part of the Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
The match was organised to draw attention of the general public towards lung cancer awareness. The month of November is observed as Lung Cancer Awareness Month globally.
Dr Partha Sarathi Roy, Professor of Medical Oncology at BBCI said, �The intention of observing lung cancer awareness month is to educate the public about its early diagnosis, and therefore, ensuring the best possible chance of treating the disease effectively.�
He said that there is a common misconception among the people that lung cancer is a smoker�s disease, but people must be informed that increasing air pollution can also contribute to the development of lung cancer.
�When detected at an early stage, the chance of survival of lung cancer patients is 13 times higher than patients detected at advanced stages. With early intervention and the right treatment plan, patients with lung cancer can live with a good quality of life,� added Dr Roy.