October Pink Walk in Chandigarh raises awareness about breast cancer | spcilvly

Residents of the city, including breast cancer survivors and senior doctors from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, participated in the Charitable Welfare Society walk on Saturday Sahayta at Sukhna Lake to raise awareness about breast cancer.

In addition to breast cancer survivors and senior doctors, students from various schools and volunteers from the National Service Scheme and cadets from the National Cadet Corps also participated in the walk.  (Ravi Kumar/HT)
In addition to breast cancer survivors and senior doctors, students from various schools and volunteers from the National Service Scheme and cadets from the National Cadet Corps also participated in the walk. (Ravi Kumar/HT)

The walk was held as part of “Pink October,” which is celebrated as Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

It was pointed out by Dr Pankaj Malhotra, head of the department of clinical hematology and medical oncology at PGIMER.

The participating women were made aware about the importance of early detection of the disease and the treatment protocols to be followed, and their queries were answered by Dr. Pankaj and Dr. Bhavna of PGIMER.

“The walk was held under the auspices of Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society. It is our collective duty to create more and more awareness about breast and cervical cancer,” said Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society president Renu Saigal.

Students of St Soldier Divine Public School, Sector 16, Panchkula, also organized a “nukkad natak” on the theme of this year’s awareness month, as announced by the National Cancer Information System (NCIS) was “Keeping it in the image”, the administrator of the organization. Ajay Tulli said.

In addition to breast cancer survivors and senior doctors, students from various schools and volunteers from the National Service Plan and cadets from the National Cadet Corps of the Army, Air Force and Navy Wings also participated in the walk. , and army generals.

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