Aanchal Malhotra, The Hush Post
Ludhiana: Breast Cancer is the most prevalent health issue among most Indian women. It accounts for 1.6 per cent of deaths in women among all types of cancer. The sad part is that the survival rates are quite less in developing countries due to low resources to fight this menace. This problem usually develops in the age group of 20 and 40 years. One of the major reasons for this disease is lack of awareness and lack of screening and diagnosis.
To bring about awareness, the staff and doctors at DMC Hero Heart hospital Ludhiana flagged off a motor rally today to spread awareness about breast cancer among women — the tagline of the event was – beating cancer in women campaign.
The participants of this rally were students from various colleges of the city – Government College for Girls, Arya College and Khalsa College for Women.
The rally started at around 11 am from Hero Heart Hospital and moved towards Radisson Blu and then passed through Sarabha Nagar before returning to Hero Heart Hospital. A group of Royal Enfield bikers also accompanied the students for this cause. Later, a seminar was organised at the hospital premises where awareness was spread regarding the symptoms, causes, precautions and diagnosis. Students were given special T-shirts, refreshments and momentos at the end of the seminar.