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Oral Cancer Support Group

The oral cancer support group is a voluntary self-help group aimed at providing physical, social and psychological support to those going through or gone through treatment for oral cancer. The group encourages participation of its members through online discussions and dissemination of information related to prevention, causes, treatment and rehabilitation of oral cancer.

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    • Smarajit Kanungo

      June 8, 2020 at 12:28 pm

      Great initiative Sir.


    • krupakar

      June 9, 2020 at 10:41 am

      joined the grp. thks n regs


    • Rama Rao N.

      June 13, 2020 at 7:33 am

      Joined the group, thanks for creating the group.


    • Rama Rao N.

      June 13, 2020 at 7:49 am

      Hi all,
      I am Rama Rao, aged 64 years. Would like to share my experience on oral cancer.

      Two years back I was diagonised by Apollo Head & Neck dept for buccal mucosa of my left cheek. By the time of diagonisis it had spread to my left side lymph nodes. I was operated Dr.Umanath Nayak by end August 2018. He and his team has successfully operated and removed the cancerous portions. Was in hospital for a couple of weeks during which Dr.Umanath regularly visited me and checked my progress. After a month I was treated by Dr.Vijayanand Reddy with radiation to the effected areas. There were a couple of scans which showed clearance of any cancerous cells. I was periodically checked by both doctors and given proper medicenes and advise. I had undergone a 4 to 6 months physiotherapy at Apollo on advise from Dr.Umanath. Now I am able to use my left arm which got affected during operation. I do regular exercises. All this I owe to Dr.Umanath who is very supportive. He is a thorough professional, practical, simple and honest. He is quite knowledgeable and I felt safe in his hands.


      • Umanath Nayak

        June 13, 2020 at 8:05 am

        Thank you Mr Rama Rao for sharing your experience. Stiffness of the arm and shoulder is a common sequel that can happen when affected lymph nodes are removed from the neck. It is due to the stretching of nerves which supply the muscles of the shoulder. Generally the stiffness and muscle strength improve with physiotherapy.


        • Rama Rao N.

          June 27, 2020 at 7:22 am

          Thanks Doctor. Hope moderate exercise and time will also ease the stiffness. Earlier I had too stiff a shoulder, now better.


    • Ramjee Pallela

      June 14, 2020 at 6:21 am

      Such a wonderful initiative of you where patients can reach out to you without any issues and the appointments and discussions are very smooth on time. Thank you for the services. Best regards sir.


    • Abha Anand

      June 14, 2020 at 7:22 am

      V.Good. It will be a great help and support.Good initiative in this phase of pandemic.Regards and best wishes.Abha Anand.


    • Naaz

      June 14, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      This is a good platform for patients and their family members to share views and get support for their queries and seek clarifications. Thanks much to Dr. Umanath sir for coming up with this option to connect with related individuals.

      His expertise in treating patients, his care and excellent monitoring throughout the treatment is commendable.


    • Naresh

      June 16, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      Great initiative Doctor, glad to be part of the group. Thank you


    • Umanath Nayak

      July 18, 2020 at 2:28 pm



    • Vinodini

      July 28, 2020 at 10:20 am

      July 2006 my husband was diagnosed with oral cancer
      We went & met Dr Nayak of Apollo hospital
      Dr Nayak was very cooperative
      He explained the problem very nicely& recommended surgery.
      Both of us got the confidence & within a week the surgery was done
      Post surgery Dr Nayak called me & explained that all is well
      We were advised Radiation for a few weeks. Radiation was done under Dr Vijaya Anand Reddy,
      Physiotherapy was also done at Apollo
      Within six months life was back to normal
      Dr Nayak has always been there for support from the beginning till today
      Dr Nayak ‘ s support has gone a long way for my husband to be normal .
      Thank you doctor Nayak


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