Every year, October is the celebrated as the month of breast cancer awareness across the world. On this occasion, students of Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) organized a speaker session to create awareness about breast cancer. The event that was organized on 4th October, 2016 at CIC featured several eminent surgeons from the top hospitals of Delhi. The event was organized by Samanway, the cultural society of CIC, and Womenite, a national award winning NGO which works for various social causes. The event was supported by CIC 306 – Innovation Project: Holistic approach of fighting cancer, from prevention to cure.
The event started with an introduction about breast cancer by Dr. Mahima Kaushik, the project mentor of the Innovation Project. She threw some light on the growing numbers of the monstrous disease in India and around the world. She explained factors responsible for this type of cancer and said that, “unhealthy lifestyle is one of the major factors behind occurrence of cancer”. She ended her presentation by saying that there is still a lot of hope in the field and early detection can be a game changer.
This was followed by a presentation by Dr. Ratna Chopra, the HOD of Surgery, Hindu Rao Hospital. She explained about various stages of breast cancer through several images. She discussed about some of her case studies and also showed a video about how early detection of breast cancer can help in proper treatment of the disease. She ended her presentation by asking everyone to be breast aware.
This was followed by a presentation by Dr. Ashok Arora, CEO of NUTAS. He introduced the new technology of NUTAS which helps to treat Breast Cancer without any surgery or chemotherapy. He explained how this new technology works. He ended his presentation by saying that this technology has a great potential in the field of breast cancer treatment in India.
As a part of the same program, the students also conducted an online creative writing and poster designing competition on the theme of breast cancer awareness. The winners, Apoorva Verma and Awesh Yadav, were awarded on the occasion.
Ashish Yadav, one of the students in the audience said “Many lives are lost in the shadow of shame. The program was an eye opener”. The program drew its curtains with the speakers urging the attendees to ‘Think Pink’- a quote inspired from the wear it pink campaign.
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