The incidence of Cancer is increasing not only due to increase in population but also due to increase in life expectancy. Exposure to carcinongens and life style habits also contribute to elevate cancer incidence. Cancer in India is the second largest cause of death at all ages. Majority of the Indians come from low socio-economic strata and with lack of necessary modern cancer treatment infrastructure, the disease continues to menace human life. Large number of patient usually come at the treatment centre well in the advance stage of disease.
There is wide spread gap between the existing cancer treatment facility and the new being undertaken. At present there are only five radiotherapy treatment centre (with linear Accelerator facility) in whole of Gujarat "BA" Smt. Lilaben Chimanlal Parikh Cancer Centre was inaugurated on 3 Jan 2011 to support cancer education, diagnostics, treatment and establishing standard of care for the treatment of cancer.
"BA" Smt. Lilaben Chimanlal Parikh Cancer Centre is centrally at Navsari, a district headquarter in South Gujarat with major rail-road links to adjoining districts in South Gujarat as well as with Mumbai and Ahmadabad. The district is adjoined by predominantly backward areas of Dang, Valsad, Union Territories (Daman, Silvassa, Dadra Nagar Haveli) and Surat district. "BA" Smt. Lilaben Chimanlal Parikh Cancer Centre has well developed infrastructure, large pool of skilled man power and state of art diagnostics and treatment facilities.
The Centre provides necessary treatment to poor patients at par with Govt. hospital and provide free treatment to BELOW POVERTY LINE (BPL) patient register with GSWAN site. The Centre also provides cashless treatment to all designated 'MA' Yojana Patient.