JAMMU, Nov 7: On the occasion of National Cancer Awareness Day today, a Cancer Awareness Program was held at GMC Kathua by Department of Radiation Oncology under Patronage and guidance of Principal Dr Suleman Chowdhary.
Event witnessed screening of a breast cancer awareness documentary by Pink Chain Cancer Awareness Campaign. Lecture on preventable aspects of cancer was delivered by Dr Yangchen Dolma, Incharge Preventive Medicine.
She stressed the need to maintain healthy lifestyle and shun tobacco use.
Dr Deepak Abrol, Assistant Professor Radiation Oncology highlighted the need of cancer awareness. He said that 40 to 50 percent of cancer is preventable and there is need to diagnose cancer In early stage because if diagnosed early it is curable and awareness is the key to early detection. Dr Surinder Atri, Professor and Head Pathology who is also Professor Incharge of Medical Education Unit, highlighted the importance of such events and called for continued research to come up with novel ways to treat cancer.
Logistics for the event were provided with active support of Dr Chitra Vaishnavi, Medical Superintendent and Dr Virender Jamwal. Faculty and Staff of GMC Kathua took active part in the event. Dr Pawan Kumar, Radiation Oncologist coordinated the proceedings.