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The myths and facts about Immunotherapy in blood cancers

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Mysuru: Manipal Hospital Mysuru today crossed another milestone to further strengthen the advanced patient care services with inauguration of the “Department of Clinical Hematology and Hemato-oncology”. The event has been organized at Mysuru Patrika Bhavan with regard to raising awareness among the general public about debugging the myths and giving confidence that “Cancer is curable if detected at an early stage.” It is the first centre of its kind in Manipal Hospital, Mysuru, and is equipped with a “state-of-art facility.”

Dr. Giripunja M, Clinical Hematologist and Hemato-Oncologist, Mysuru, spoke about “The myths and facts about Immunotherapy in blood cancers” and highlighted that, “The symptoms of cancer can be missed or ignored. People should be aware of symptoms of blood cancer like prolonged fever, unintentional weight loss, severe fatigue, night sweats, bleeding symptoms, and severe back and bone pains. Immunotherapy in blood cancers is used as a single agent or in combination with chemotherapy and is associated with minimal short-term side effects and no hair loss as it avoids potential damage to healthy tissues.”

Dr.Upendra Shenoy, Chief of Medical Services, Manipal Hospital Mysuru said,“Manipal hospital is extremely pleased to have Dr. Giripunja, clinical haematologist and Hemato oncologist. It’s a rare speciality but there are many patients who need advise on various haematological issues. We are sure Dr.Giripunja’s services will benefit many needy patients in and around Mysuru.”

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