Health Desk-- April 15, 2017- Smoking is the number one cause of laryngeal cancer in Bangladesh, experts said at a workshop held at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in the capital this week.
Laryngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the larynx.
According to the sources, if smoking can be checked, the deadly disease will be largely reduced in Bangladesh, was the message delivered at the inaugural session of the two-day workshop.
The 2nd Head & Neck Surgery Workshop 2017 on 'Carcinoma Larynx and Management Update' began at Shaheed Dr Milon Hall of the university, said a press release.
BSMMU Vice Chancellor Prof Kamrul Hasan Khan was present as the chief guest at the inaugural session, while it's Pro-Vice Chancellors Prof Md Shahidullah Sikdar and Prof Sharfuddin Ahmed and Dean of Surgery Faculty Prof Kank Kanti Barua were the special guests.
Chairman of Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery of BSMMU Prof Kamrul Hasan Tarafder presided over the inaugural function, while Chief of Head & Neck Division Prof Belayat Hossain Siddique delivered the welcome speech.
Moreover, Prof AHM Zahurul Haque, Prof Abu Yusuf Fakir and Dr Md Mosleh Uddin, among others, spoke on the occasion.