Special Lecture on ‘Awareness about Breast Cancer’ organised at PU

Special Lecture on ‘Awareness about Breast Cancer’at Girls Hostel-6

 Chandigarh, May 31

A special lecture on ‘Awareness about Breast Cancer’, in collaboration with Centre for Public Health, Panjab University, Chandigarh was organized for the residents of GH-6 today in the premises of Girls Hostel No. 6, Mother Teresa Hall, P.U., Chandigarh,  under the guidance of Professor  Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, P.U., Chd. and supervision of Professor  Jagtar Singh, DSW, Professor  Meena Sharma, DSW(W) and Professor  Ashok Kumar, Associate DSW, P.U., Chd. 

 Dr. Manoj Kumar, Assistant Professor , Centre for Public Health, P.U., Chd. was the Chief Guest on this occasion.

Dr. Manisha Sharma, Warden, Women Hostel No. 6 welcomed and introduced Dr. Manoj Kumar to the audience.

Under the able guidance of Dr. Savita Prashar, Co-ordinator, Centre for Public Health, P.U., Chandigarh, Mrs. Harpeet Kaur Dhaliwal and Ms. Harneev Kaur Saini, students of Centre for Public Health, P.U. Chandigarh has explained about the Breast Cancer. They said about the types of Breast cancer, risk factors and sign & symptoms of breast cancer. They also told how to detect breast cancer by self examination i.e. BSE(Breast Self Examination), clinical breast examination. They explained about the treatments of breast cancer such as surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy and targeted therapy. They also told how could we reduce the risk of breast cancer i.e. by eating healthy, being active and by avoiding smoking and consuming alcohol.

At last, Dr. Manisha Sharma paid a vote of thanks to the speakers and the Chief Guest on this occasion.

A health check-up camp was also organized after the lecture for the staff, residents and mess/ canteen workers of the hostel.