Youth Red Cross unit of Khalsa college for Women,Civil Lines , Ludhiana celebrated national Cancer day on 7th November ,2023 by organising an awareness lecture on topic Cancer screening and its prevention in women by Dr. Shefali Sood , consultant gynaecologist at SPS hospital, Ludhiana. 52 students benefit ted by attending the lecture.
Dr Shefali told that there are approx 1,78,000 cases every year detected in women mainly of breast cancer and cervical cancer and are increasing day by day.
She started her lecture by asking very basic questions from students, what is cancer?and what are the main factors due to which it is increasing ?
– more testing gives more data
– sedentary life style
– unhealthy diet
So to reduce this all what they have to do is;
– educate other women in your life.
-get screened, screening starts at the age of 21 and is repeated
She also informed the students that cervical cancer cases are associated with a virus HPV. This is preventable by vaccination. Vaccine can prevent more than 90% of HPV.