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Cancer Awareness and its Prevention

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Overcoming cancer

To spread awareness and aid in early diagnosis of cancer among our stakeholders, the Department of Allied Health Sciences conducted a workshop on Cancer Awareness and its Prevention on February 4, 2021 at 2PM. World Cancer Day is celebrated on February 4 every year. The theme ‘I am and I Will’ is a celebration of the resilience of cancer patients and healthcare workers.

The guest speakers for this event were Dr Tapan Kumar Das (Oncologist, Barasat Cancer Research and Welfare Centre), Dr Subhranshu Chatterjee (Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics, Bose Institute) and Dr Gopeshwar Mukherjee (Dean, School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences).The common theme in the speeches was the urgent need to curb misconceptions related to cancer. As Dr Tapan Kumar Das advised, “Do not panic or delay treatment.”

According to Dr Das, cancer does not necessarily mean death, “remission is common if symptoms receive speedy treatment. Further, a healthy lifestyle will drastically reduce cancer risks,” he advised.“Drink a lot of water, as water washes out all the free radicals from our body” added Dr. Chatterjee. Dr. Mukherjee talked about his vision on how to eradicate cancer from the nation by promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.The session ended with a question- answer session which was very informative for the students.