Ambarnath Bhattacharya, abptakmaa, Howrah, 28th July 2019: Commemorating ‘‘World Head & Neck Cancer Day’, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah organized an Interactive Session on “The effectiveness of speech and swallowing rehabilitation for Laryngectomy Cancer Patients” at NSH Conference Hall today.The session witnessed the presence of Team Head & Neck Surgery, NSH, Howrah and Mr. Subhasis Bhattacharya, Facility Director, NSH, Howrah along with members of the recently formed Laryngectomee Club, who had their Inaugural Session today. The initiative has been introduced to help the Laryngectomy cancer patients regain their voice and return to their normal lives.
Patients with Laryngeal Cancer face multiple difficulties and its treatment frequently cause changes in both speech and swallowing, adversely impacting the patient’s quality of life and ability to function in society. Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah has taken a step forward by providing these patients with an interactive platform – the laryngectomee club, where survivors come together to form a self -help group for post laryngectomy voice rehabilitation. In addition, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah has also introduced a Speech & Swallow Clinic, run by an expert team comprising of a clinician and therapist focused at providing physical therapy to all Head Neck Cancer patients undergoing surgery or chemoradiation.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Subhasis Bhattacharya, Facility Director, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, said, “It is a misconception that cancers are incurable. Many patients are cured and more could be cured if their cancers were detected early and treated promptly. No matter how complex a problem is, you should always find the simplest solution. Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, are trying to help the patients in every possible way and feeling honored that we organized such interactive session for the cancer patients.”
“The Head-Neck Team at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah, aims to build up the confidence of Laryngeal Cancer Patients. On the occasion of World Head Neck Cancer Day (27th July’19) , when we celebrate and salute the fighting spirit of our cancer patients , the establishment of the Laryngectomee Club by laryngectomy survivors will go a long way in rehabilitating these patients back to normal life .Through this initiative , new patients will be counselled every Tuesday afternoon and the Club meetings will be held on the 4th Saturday of every month’’- said Dr Harsh Dhar , Consultant Head Neck Surgeon at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital .