Ludhiana, February 3, 2018: Cancer Awareness Programme was organised by Deep Hospital, Ludhiana. More than 70 patients and their relatives attended the programme. Separate rounds of Interaction were held and a lot of queries regarding Cancer were resolved. The whole session was followed by question-answer round on various scenarios of daily life.
Programme was held under the supervision of Dr.Amit Dhiman, Director & Senior consultant, Cancer and Hematology services, Bone Marrow transplant specialist.
Giving information regarding Cancer, Dr.Amit said," What is Cancer? In simple terms, cancer is an abnormal growth of body cells. Each one of us is born with a potential for cancer. One cannot "Catch" it as one would an infection or a cold. When the programming of a cell or a group of cells is affected, growth may become uncontrolled. Some of the factors that can alter the code are chronic irritation, tobacco, smoke and dust, radioactive substances, age, sex, race and heredity. While one cannot control many of these factors , we need to be aware of the ones we can control of. Prevention is definitely better than treatment of cancer."