The Medical and Health Department will effectively involve itself in all cancer awareness programs and to encourage people to get screened for various types of cancers at regular intervals, District Medical and Health Officer R. Ramesh has told.
On Sunday on beach road to mark the world Cancer day, The DM&HO flagged off a walkathon conducted by HCG Pinnacle Cancer Centre from Kali temple to YMCA. The theme for this year is ‘We can, I can’.
Photo Source : The Hindu
The walkathon ambition is to create awareness about lifestyle changes which can avoid around 60 % of cancers diagnosed every year. Radiation oncologist at HCG Y. Vijaya Aditya, called upon the youth to leave smoking and alcohol consumption.
90 % of oral cancers reason is tobacco chewing and smoking, Y. Vijaya Aditya also spoke on prevention of cancer among women.