Sunday, 2 February 2020

100 Students, Staff Attend Talk on Cancer Awareness

By 121 News

Chandigarh, 02nd Feb, 2020:- As many as 100 students and staff attended an Ivy Hospital's talk on 'cancer awareness in women' at Govt College of Girls, sector 11 here today.

Speaking during occasion, Dr Rupinder Kaur , consultant obstetrician and gynaecology , Ivy said that students should maintain a healthy lifestyle and personal hygiene besides spreading awareness on same to their friends and families.

She said further that according to statistics, 1 in every 8 women has risk of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. It is now the common cancer in urban population of India. Cervical cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and there are 77000 new cases diagnosed every year, she pointed out.

Only knowledge and awareness can help us to prevent cancer and detect it at an early stage, she asserted.

Dr Rupinder maintained that even if there is no family history of any cancer, one still can get cancerous disease as cancer could be caused due to many other factors such as pollution, unhealthy life style, smoking, drinking, pesticides, chemicals etc.  

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