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Aryans observed World Cancer Day, Tata Cancer hospital expert interacts with pharmacy and nursing students

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | February 04, 2024 09:51 PM

MOHALI: With the aim to create awareness about the importance of preventive measures of Cancer, World Cancer Day was celebrated today at Aryans Institute of Nursing, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh. Virtually Dr Jayashree Deshmukh, MD Radiation Oncology, Dept of Radiation Oncology, Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Punjab interacted with the students of B. Sc. Nursing, GNM, ANM, B. Pharmacy and D. Pharmacy.

While addressing students Dr. Deshmukh said that Cancer is becoming one of the fastest spreading non-communicable diseases not only among Indians but also among people across the world. According to an estimate, by the year 2030, cancer will overtake heart disease and diabetes to become the most common lifestyle disease. The initial symptoms of cancer should not be ignored, she asserted.

Mrs. Nidhi chopra, Principal, Aryans Institute of Nursing said that on the occasion, various student activities including Quiz competition, Slogan writing were organized. Founded in 2000, World Cancer Day celebrated worldwide on 4th February aims to improve education, raise awareness and inspire personal, collective and government action to provide access to lifesaving cancer treatment and care for the millions of people worldwide with cancer.

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