JAMMU, Feb 4: As part of World Cancer Day, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi (SMVD) Narayana Superspeciality Hospital undertook several initiatives to spread awareness regarding prevention and importance of early detection of cancer.
Hospital organized ‘Health Talks’ and a rally at Women`s College and Science College of Jammu where more than 500 students participated and gained knowledge on prevention and early detection of cancer. Students were apprised about the common signs and symptoms of cancer and lifestyle changes to be adopted to prevent cancer.
They were made aware about the risk factors causing cancer such as tobacco use, overweight or obese, low fruit or vegetable intake, less or no physical activity, alcohol use, air pollution, indoor smoke, genetic risk factors, over exposure to sunlight etc.
Dr (Brig) Man Mohan Harjai, Chief Administrative Officer of the Hospital, said, “Earlier the myth was that cancer is a non-curable ailment and the patient may not be able to resume normal life. But if individuals become self-aware and more conscious, they can not only recover fast but also prevent this disease which is slowly becoming an epidemic as well.”
The entire oncology team of Hospital consisting of Dr Sandeep Kaul (Surgical Oncology), Dr Tapan Sharma, (Surgical Oncology), Dr Satyankar Gupta (Medical oncology) Dr Rajiv Saini (Medical Oncology) and Dr Vikas Roshan (Radiation Oncology) visited various places of Jammu to spread the message “Spot It, Screen it, Fight it -before it’s too late”.