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No parallel

 

It is extremely disturbing to find and read about references being made to “cancer” in the context of the spate of scams in the banking sector. Corruption is a crime and something to be ashamed of. Cancer is not. Thousands of patients with cancer cross the portals of the Cancer Institute in Adyar, Chennai, and as its chairman, I can say that we doctors are proud that many of them lead productive lives. We do not want the word “cancer” to be associated with guilt, a sense of hopelessness or dread. And definitely not with shame. There should be no parallels where none exist. I am sure that my colleagues working in the field of cancer prevention and cure will share my outrage.

Dr. V. Shanta,

Chennai

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