Talk on cancer awareness held in Chandigarh

100 take participation 

Talk on cancer awareness held in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: 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.

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., Dr Rupinder maintained.