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Now, Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment At Sassoon

Times of India
21 June 2010
Pune, India

Sassoon general hospital Sassoon general hospital
With the launch of a unit for advanced treatment of breast cancer at Sassoon general hospital recently, patients can now also avail of chemotherapy facilities here.

"This is the first–of–its–kind breast cancer unit in a government set–up in the state and has advanced equipment for diagnosing and treating the condition," said Arun Jamkar, dean of the Sassoon hospital and B J Medical College.

Although cancer surgeries were being performed for long at Sassoon, the objective of launching this unit is to bring all required amenities for treating breast cancer under one roof. "There is no such unit in any other government hospital and we are the first to launch it," said Jamkar.

The unit will offer diagnosis of the ailment through mammography, which will be done free of cost, he said. Chemotherapy, which was not available at the hospital earlier, will be now offered to the patients, said Jamkar. "A Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit will be used for better detection and screening. We also plan to offer radiotherapy to patients suffering from breast cancer."

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