Siddha management for Squamous cell Gingivobuccal carcinoma (Kannaputru) reporting at cancer special OPD of National Institute of Siddha-A single case report
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and is responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Owing to the importance and benefits of traditional medicine, the WHO has included integrative oncology as one of the primary objectives of the treatment of cancer besides cure, prevention of recurrence, prolongation of life, re-habitation and improvement of Quality of life. In National Institute of Siddha, the special OPD for cancer is conducted on every Wednesday. There are approximately 50 patients reported here for various cancers like breast cancer, cervical cancer, stomach cancer, ano rectal cancer, oral cancer, tongue cancer, urinary bladder cancer etc., Palliative patients who visit NIS, often have multiple symptoms, ranging from physical (pain, nausea, loss of appetite and shortness of breath) to psychological (anxiety and depression). Siddha medicines manage these symptoms effectively, reduces the side effects of medications and cancer-associated complications. This paper focuses on “A single case of gingivo buccal carcinoma taking Siddha treatment at cancer special OPD of National Institute of Siddha.
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