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Saveetha Oral Cancer Institute (SOCI) Fight against Oral Cancer

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] March 19: Established in 1990 within the walls of the renowned Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai the Saveetha Oral Cancer Institute (SOCI) has become a national leader in the fight against oral cancer.

SOCI boasts one of the only in-house chemo radiation units in India, seamlessly integrated with their Maxillofacial Surgery department. This unique setup allows for a highly coordinated treatment approach, tackling nearly 100 complex oral cancer cases annually. In the past five years alone, SOCI has provided free, life-saving treatment to nearly 200 patients every year, significantly impacting the community’s well-being. Recognizing the critical role of early detection and financial accessibility, the institute offers free treatment to patients covered by the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme and those facing financial hardship.

What truly sets this Institute apart is their unwavering commitment to exceeding expectations. While oral cancer has a 5-year survival rate, SOCI has a remarkable track record of numerous patients defying those statistics and living well beyond the projected survival rate. This exceptional achievement is a direct result of their highly skilled team, personalized treatment plans, and unwavering focus on patient outcomes.

SCOI offers a comprehensive approach to oral cancer treatment, encompassing not only tumor removal but also reconstructive surgery to restore function and aesthetics utilizing micro vascular surgery to reconstruct the jaw, tongue, or other affected areas. This not only improves cosmetic outcomes but also enables patients to regain vital functions such as speech and swallowing.

They understand that cancer affects more than just the physical body. Their team is dedicated to supporting patients’ physical, emotional, and social wellbeing throughout their journey. This includes offering counseling services, support groups and providing a nutrient-rich diet for each admitted patient. These personalized plans ensure patients receive the essential nutrients to accelerate the healing process and maintain overall well-being The Institute stands as a beacon of hope for oral cancer patients, offering comprehensive care, advanced technology, and a commitment to social responsibility.

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