Kauvery Cancer Institute Doctors Unite for “No Shave November” to Spotlight Men’s Cancer Awareness
Chennai 29th Nov 2023 – In a spirited initiative inspired by the global “No Shave November” and “Movember” movements, a group of nine dedicated doctors from Kauvery Cancer Institute has taken up the challenge of growing facial hair throughout November. Dr Mukunth K , Orthopaedician, Dr Venkatraman Karthikaeyan, Neurologist, Dr Anantha Subramanian, Pulmonologist, Dr Iyappan Ponnuswamy Medical Director, Dr AN Vaidhyswaran Director Radiation Oncology, Dr Aswin AN, Radiation Oncologist, Dr Muralidharan Parthasarathy Surgical Gastroenterology, Dr Arunkumar Karthikayan Neurosurgeon, Dr Velmurugan Deisingh Anesthestist are part of the initiative.
The aim is to raise awareness about men’s cancer and health issues, fostering open conversations about the importance of early detection, prevention, and overall well-being.
According to recent statistics from leading health organizations, men continue to face significant health challenges, with cancer being a prominent concern. Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and colorectal cancer are among the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in men. The need for awareness and early detection is paramount, as timely intervention can greatly impact treatment outcomes.
• Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men globally.
• Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged 15 to 34.
Why “No Shave November” and “Movember” Matter
“No Shave November” and “Movember” are global movements that encourage men to grow facial hair during November to raise awareness about men’s health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. Dr. SujaySusikar, a prominent surgical oncologist at Kauvery Cancer Institute, emphasizes, “Participating in ‘No Shave November’ or ‘Movember’ is a fun and impactful way to draw attention to serious health issues. It’s a conversation starter, allowing us to discuss the importance of regular health check-ups and early detection.”
Men are encouraged to be proactive about their health. Regular screenings, self-examinations, and an open dialogue with healthcare professionals are vital steps in maintaining overall well-being.
Dr. Vaidhyswaran, Director Radiation Oncology states, “Timely intervention can significantly improve the success of cancer treatment. Regular check-ups, especially for men over 40, can catch potential issues early on.”
“Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It’s crucial for men to prioritize their health and take preventive measures,” says Dr. VelmurganDeisingh, Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Head of the Department AnaesthesiaKauvery Hospital Main, Alwarpet.
Dr. IyappanPonnuswamy, Medical Director and Chief Radiologist at Kauvery Hospital Alwarpet adds, “Radiology plays a pivotal role in early cancer detection. Regular screenings, such as mammograms and CT scans, can identify potential issues before symptoms manifest.”
“As an ENT surgeon, I often see the impact of delayed diagnoses. Regular check-ups and awareness are fundamental in preventing advanced stages of cancer,” remarks Dr. Niraj Joshi, ENT Surgeon.
The Kauvery Cancer Institute hopes that this “No Shave November” initiative will not only raise awareness but also inspire men to prioritize their health. By fostering open conversations and encouraging preventive measures, the institute aims to contribute to a healthier community.