Celebrating World Head & Neck Cancer Day with Laryngectomy Cancer Patients
Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah conducts
an Interactive Session on the effectiveness of speech and swallowing rehabilitation
for Laryngectomy Cancer Patients at the Inaugural session of the Laryngectomee
Club on 27th July World Head & Neck Cancer Day.
Commemorating 'World Head & Neck Cancer Day',
Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah organized an Interactive Session on
“The effectiveness of speech and swallowing rehabilitation for Laryngectomy
Cancer Patients” at NSH Conference Hall today. The session witnessed the
presence of Team Head & Neck Surgery, NSH, Howrah and Mr. Subhasis
Bhattacharya, Facility Director, NSH, Howrah along with members of the recently
formed Laryngectomee Club, who had their Inaugural Session today. The
initiative has been introduced to help the Laryngectomy cancer patients regain
their voice and return to their normal lives.
Patients with Laryngeal Cancer face multiple
difficulties and its treatment frequently cause changes in both speech and swallowing,
adversely impacting the patient’s quality of life and ability to function in
society. Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah has taken a step forward by
providing these patients with an interactive platform – the laryngectomee club,
where survivors come together to form a self -help group for post laryngectomy
voice rehabilitation. In addition, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah
has also introduced a Speech & Swallow Clinic, run by an expert team
comprising of a clinician and therapist focused at providing physical therapy
to all Head Neck Cancer patients undergoing surgery or chemoradiation.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Subhasis Bhattacharya,
Facility Director, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, said, "It is a
misconception that cancers are incurable. Many patients are cured and more
could be cured if their cancers were detected early and treated promptly. No
matter how complex a problem is, you should always find the simplest solution.
Narayana Superspeciality Hospital is trying to help the patients in every
possible way and feel honored that we organized such an interactive session for
the cancer patients."
"The Head-Neck Team at Narayana Superspeciality
Hospital, Howrah, aims to build up the confidence of Laryngeal Cancer Patients.
On the occasion of World Head Neck Cancer Day (27th July’19), when we
celebrate and salute the fighting spirit of our cancer patients, the
establishment of the Laryngectomee Club by laryngectomy survivors will go a long way in rehabilitating these patients back to normal life .Through this
initiative , new patients will be counseled every Tuesday afternoon and the
Club meetings will be held on the 4th Saturday of every month"said Dr Harsh
Dhar , Consultant Head Neck Surgeon at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital.