500 surgeons discuss robotic surgery for lung cancer

Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Over 500 oncology surgeons from India on Wednesday took part in a conference to discuss the role of Robotic surgery in lung cancer.

According to the doctors, robotic surgeries play a major role in medically advanced Western nations in treating lung cancer.

In India, lung cancer constitutes 6.9 percent of all new cancer cases and 9.3 percent of all cancer related deaths.

Every year, over a lakh cancer patients are diagnosed in India. One of the major causes behind rising lung cancer is rising air pollution and toxic air.

The event was organised by the Asian Institute of Oncology.

“The meeting provided a discussion point on how to improve the treatment procedures for lung cancer,” said Sanjay Sharma, a senior oncologist who participated in the event, told IANS.

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