JAMMU, Feb 3: In his message on the World Cancer Day, Governor N.N. Vohra has observed that people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact of cancer on individuals, families and communities and to work collectively to reduce the global burden of cancer.
In India it is estimated that around 2.5 million people are living with the disease and every year over 7 lakh new cancer patients are being registered. Governor noted that the observance of the World Cancer Day is an opportunity to enhance awareness of the early signs and symptoms of this disease as timely detection and proper treatment can improve the chances of survival.
The Governor observed that in our fight against cancer we can implement measures in the work place which will motivate and sustain healthy habits in the everyday life of the workers. Likewise, every school can foster a culture of healthy habits by providing choices of nutritious food and drink choices, time for recreation and sport and providing practical education about the importance of proper food and regular physical activity in the school curriculum.
Educating and informing individuals and communities about the links between lifestyle and cancer risk is yet another step towards effective cancer prevention.