Sep 13 2010
International actress and cancer survivor Lisa Ray on Wednesday said she will ‘conquer’ the disease in her lifetime. Lisa recently inaugurated a cancer institute at Fortis Hospitals Ltd’s Mulund facility.
“Courage, fortitude and the right attitude towards life can overcome all odds. In any adverse situation people tend to give up but in my life and my fight against cancer I have learnt that by facing the challenge head on, hope can break through and win. It takes a lot of resilience to face such a situation in life but I believe nothing is impossible if we have the attitude to fight for it,” Lisa told reporters.
“I am happy to associate with Fortis Cancer Institute which has the best clinical talent and infrastructure to give patient the right care. I am also glad to associate with the group to extend my support for spreading awareness around cancer cure in our country. My motto is ‘never stop fighting’ and we will conquer cancer in our lifetime,” she added.
The Fortis Cancer Institute offers comprehensive customised, cancer treatment with dedicated consultants across Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology backed by the latest in Cancer Technology.
Malvinder M Singh, Group Chairman, Fortis Healthcare Group, said, “We are bringing renewed hope to cancer patients in Mumbai by providing diagnosis and treatment expertise with a human touch. Our Cancer Institute in Mumbai will expand the spectrum of our super specialty and provide unparalleled care to cancer patients with an integrated approach.”
“At Fortis Cancer Institute we will ensure that each patient receives compassionate care through the expertise of a responsive and experienced team of healthcare professionals. We are the first hospital in India to acquire the most sophisticated radiation therapy equipment -Elekta Synergy Linac with Volumetric Modulated ARC Therapy (VMAT) which can treat tumors and small lesions in the brain and other parts of the body quickly with precision.
“VMAT technology helps target the treatment area more accurately and reduces treatment time by 35- 40%. This combines with sophisticated Oncentra Treatment Planning System which reduces the treatment planning substantially hence giving a faster turnaround time to patient and benefiting the patient in quick and customized treatment. We are the first ones to invest in this technology in the country,” said Vishal Bali, CEO Fortis Hospitals Ltd.Visit Elekta India – http://www.elektaindia.co.in