MASSH Hospital observes International Women’s Day


*MASSH Hospital observes International Women’s Day with the launch of Oncology Department to Address the Growing Cancer Burden Among Indian Women: A Focus on Prevention, Precision Treatment, and Comprehensive Care*

-Women in India constitute 51% of overall cancers diagnosed in the country.

-According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer claims over 6.85 lakh deaths globally each year.

-MASSH hospital offers a multidimensional approach to cancer treatment, encompassing medicine, chemotherapy, advanced surgeries and preventive medicine.

New Delhi: 7 March 2024, Cancer remains a formidable challenge in the global healthcare landscape, with specific types disproportionately affecting women. In India, the prevalence of various cancers among women underscores the urgent need for comprehensive awareness, prevention, and precise treatment strategies.

Breast cancer stands out as the most common cancer among Indian women, constituting approximately 27% of all cancers diagnosed in women. Cervical cancer closely follows, accounting for around 13% of cancers among Indian women. Shockingly, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer claims over 6.85 lakh deaths globally each year, while cervical cancer claims around 3.42 lakh lives annually.

While cancer remains a major health threat, health experts emphasize that between 30 to 50% of cancers can currently be prevented by avoiding risk factors and implementing evidence-based prevention strategies. This underscores the importance of education and proactive measures to mitigate risks associated with cancer development.

MASSH: A Rising Beacon of Hope in Oncology Care
In response to the escalating cancer burden, Minimal Access Smart Surgery Hospital (MASSH), a prominent Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, has announced the launch of its Department of Oncology on the occasion of International Women’s Day. This expansion boasts MASSH’s commitment to providing comprehensive healthcare solutions to its patients in multiple departments.

MASSH offers a multidimensional approach to cancer treatment, encompassing medicine, chemotherapy, advanced surgeries, and preventive medicine. Led by experienced oncologists, the hospital’s dedicated oncology department brings forward comprehensive care for cancer patients, including follow-up monitoring for recurrence.

The hospital incorporates state-of-the-art imaging and pathology laboratory, and a multidisciplinary tumor board comprising medical oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, and other specialists. This collaborative approach ensures thorough case reviews, personalized treatment plans, and holistic care for cancer patients.

“Early detection and screening of cancer is crucial, as many cancers have a high chance of cure if diagnosed and treated promptly, for instance, ovarian, breast and cervical cancers. The risk factors include advancing age, family history of cancers, obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption. In breast cancers there is high incidence due to inherited gene mutations (BRCA1 and BRCA2). Cervical cancer primarily stems from infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) transmitted through sexual intercourse.”, said Dr. Sachin Ambekar, Director – Minimal Access Surgery & Medical Director at MASSH Hospital.

“MASSH prioritizes patient well-being by providing access to psychological support, nutritional counseling, pain management services, and palliative care for those experiencing physical or emotional distress during their cancer journey. The hospital will also facilitate participation in clinical trials, offering eligible patients access to cutting-edge treatments and contributing to cancer research advancements.”, said Hanish Bansal, Chairman & Executive Director.

Moreover, MASSH empowers patients through educational resources, support groups, and survivorship programs, equipping them with valuable information and self-care strategies to manage potential side effects or complications.
“To ensure seamless communication and coordination among healthcare providers, MASSH has implemented an integrated electronic health record (EHR) system. This system facilitates timely follow-up appointments, treatment monitoring, and outcome assessments, enhancing the overall quality of care delivered to cancer patients.”, said Mrs. Mansi Bansal Jhunjhunwala – Founder & CEO at MASSH Hospital.

The escalating burden of cancer among Indian women necessitates a comprehensive and affordable healthcare approach encompassing prevention, early detection, precise treatment, and holistic care.

With the launch of its Oncology Department, MASSH Hospital emerges as a beacon of hope, offering advanced medical expertise, multidisciplinary care, and unwavering support to cancer patients on their journey towards healing and recovery.


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