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With the benign blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahasannidhanam and His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Mahasannidhanam, Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre inaugurated Smt. Parvati Chandrasekhar Floor, Smt. Parvati Chandrasekhar Bone Marrow Transplantation Centre, Paediatric Oncology Wards, 4th Floor and Sri Shankara Cancer Research Centre on 27th February 2021.


Sri Lakshmi Ashtotra Pooje was performed to seek the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and begin the day's activities.


The inauguration ceremony was held in hybrid mode with the Chief Guest, Sri Deepak S. Parekh - Chairman, HDFC Ltd joining virtually from Mumbai. Following the Welcome Address by Dr. B.S. Srinath, Managing Trustee, SSCF, the guests of honour and donors lit the auspicious lamp to symbolize the inauguration. The chief guest's address to the gathering inspired the donors and the entire SSCF team to continue in this united fight against cancer.


Dr. M. Maiya, Guest of Honour and Mrs. Vandana Raghuram's talk gave an insight into the lives of Smt. Parvati Chandrasekhar and Sri . T S Chandrasekhar and their motivation to support SSCF in this journey.


The guests and project consultants were later felicitated as a token of appreciation for their relentless support.


The addition of the two new floors will increase the bed capacity of the hospital and enable us to provide our much sought after services to cancer patients. The Bone Marrow Transplantation Centre, Paediatric Oncology wards and Sri Shankara Cancer Research Centre will make Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre a comprehensive centre for affordable cancer care.


Our team and patients were treated for a special new year surprise concert by renowned singer and music composer Sri Vijay Prakash on 1st January 2021. Accompanying him were brilliant musicians Sri Praveen Shanmugam (Percussion) and Sri Vishak Ramaprasad (Keyboard). The trio gave an exhilarating and melodious concert that brightened our start to the new year.


The children were extremely delighted and were very eager to request for their favorite songs to be sung; some of them even joined in for a small dance performance as well.


We fall short of words to express our heartfelt gratitude to the entire team and their families for giving us such a wonderful start to the new decade! We pray that the almighty blesses all living beings with hope, kindness and good health. Happy New Year 2021!




A poem on Breast Cancer Awareness by By Dr. Sandhya Appachu

Consultant Medical Oncologist, Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital & Research Centre


The incidence of breast cancer is rising,

And the toll it takes on the affected families is worth worrying.

Is there a method of detecting or preventing breast cancer?

And make it day by day a less terror?

''Be familiar with your breasts '' is what is told,

Then you shall detect early changes of cancer, you hold.

Painless lump in breast or armpit, any distortion in breast or nipple

Definitely should create in your mind a ripple!

Bloody discharge from the nipple or any untoward breast skin changes

Immediately should strike in your mind hospital/doctors images!

Scans and needle tests will follow on the breast,

And shall further put your sinister doubts to rest.

If u ask me, ''is there a way to detect breast cancer early?''

Yes, I must say, with a screening mammogram yearly.

Starting breast imaging from 45 years of age,

You must practise it strictly like a sage.

Seek a genetic test if history of breast or ovarian cancers in your family,

Pre and post-test counselling from your doctor shall help you surely.

A final word of wisdom - “you can prevent breast cancers too!"

Healthy diet, exercise and a modified life style is a must you need to do.



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1st Cross, Shankara Matt Premises, Shankarapuram,

Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004

 

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