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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Regional Cancer Centres in Madurai and Coimbatore

The ordeal of hundreds of cancer patients who travel from far-off districts to Chennai for treatment may soon be over. The state government will open regional cancer centres at Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai and Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.

The centres to be established at a cost of 15 crore each will have medical, surgical and radiotherapy departments. At present, most cancer patients travel to Chennai for treatment at government hospitals or the Adyar Cancer Institute.

There are more than 28 lakh people with cancer in India. Every year, 10 lakh people get affected by the disease which claims 5 lakh lives. In Tamil Nadu, cancer is one of the 10 leading causes of death.

Sourced from ToI.

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