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Doctors to Perform Surgeries on 50 Cancer Patients in 101 Hours

Times of India
10 February 2011
Surat, India

Renowned cancer surgeons from south Gujarat and Mumbai will set a record by performing non–stop surgeries on over 50 cancer patients for 101 hours at a stretch at the Bharat Cancer Hospital and Research Institute on Surat–Bardoli Road starting from Thursday.

The marathon surgeries, to be performed by the renowned cancer surgeons like Dr Ravi Raj, Dr Nikunj Vithlani and two cancer specialists from Mumbai – Dr Sanket Mehta and Dr Vishnu Agarwal, will be done on free–of–cost basis in order to commemorate the World Cancer Day.

Dr Ravi Raaj, cancer surgeon at Bharat Cancer Hospital, said, "We have already registered 35 patients for the surgeries and the target is to operate upon 50 patients in 101 hours."

According to Dr Raaj, cancer is the fourth largest killer in the world and more than 4.40 lakh people die of the disease every year. In India, seven to eight lakh cases are reported every year and the pediatric cancer is on the rise.

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