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Int'l breast cancer conference stresses on need for early diagnosis, awareness

Int'l breast cancer conference stresses on need for early diagnosis, awareness

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) To promote awareness about breast cancer which is becoming the common cancer among women in the country, an international conference was inaugurated on Saturday.
The conference also highlighted about the need for early diagnosis for its effective treatment.
About 350 delegates comprising of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and cancer survivors from India and other countries in Asia and other continents are participating in the three-day event.
Women & Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi who was the also the chief guest said, 'Breast cancer is a rising epidemic in India.
One in every eight women develops breast cancer at some point in their lives.
There is no education rendered on the matter of diet and exercise.
I urge the medical society to formulate awareness campaign regarding diet and I will be happy to provide my utmost support".
She also shared the mental trauma that her family underwent when her mother suffered from breast cancer.
The event is being organised by Department of Surgical Disciplines, AIIMS, National Cancer Institute-India and Safdarjung Hospital under the auspices of ASOMA (Asian Society of Mastology).
About 1.
5 lakh fresh cases of breast cancer are being reported ever year in India and the number has risen to three times in the last 10-15 years.
AIIMS Director Prof Randeep Guleria said, 'There are caregivers like nurses and physiotherapists who are involved in the entire process of treatment for a breast cancer patient.
It is important to create a good pool of caregivers who can take care of patients effectively.
' According to Western studies at least 89 out 100 breast carcinoma patients survive till five years but the picture is gloomier in India.
The reason behind this is gross lack of awareness among women and the cultural and societal practices where women do not communicate freely with their family members about such problems.
On the occasion Head of Department of Surgery, AIIMS & Organising Chairman, ASOMA Con Prof Anurag Srivastava said, “Women can screen themselves at home for early signs of breast cancer.
Mostly the early symptoms of breast cancer are lumps in the breast, changes in the shape and skin texture of the breast, inflammation or rashes over the breast or unusual discharge from the nipples”.
During the event, the cancer survivors and their relatives also shared their experience and exhorted new patients to undergo and continue treatment in the early stages of cancer.
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Dengue

Dengue epidemic should be declared as 'Health disaster" in TN : DMK

Chennai, Oct 20 (UNI) The Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu today demanded that the outbreak of dengue epidemic in the state, which has claimed nearly 40 lives, should be declared as a 'Health disaster'.

Panacea

Panacea Biotec receives Manufacturing Authorisation for 22 medicinal products

Mumbai, Oct 17 (UNI)Panacea Biotec a leading biotechnology company said that it has received the Certificate of GMP Compliance from State Service of Ukraine on Medicines and Drugs Control with Manufacturing Authorization for 22 medicinal products, including 4 oncology products for a period valid till June 24, 2020.

UN

UN launches plan to stop transmission of bovine TB to humans

United Nations, Oct 13 (UNI) Stressing the damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia of animal tuberculosis’ (bovine TB) transmission to humans, United Nations health experts have launched the first-ever roadmap to combat the so-called zoonotic TB.

World

World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022: WHO

Kolkata, Oct 12 (UNI) The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades.

Int'l

Int'l breast cancer conference stresses on need for early diagnosis, awareness

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) To promote awareness about breast cancer which is becoming the common cancer among women in the country, an international conference was inaugurated on Saturday.

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

New York, Aug 21 (UNI) Today, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface - with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout.

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

New Delhi, Jan 26 (UNI) Sri Lankan scientists report having developed a simple way to make a benign, more efficient fertilizer – described as nano-particle fertilizer - that could contribute to a second food revolution across the globe.

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Humans may have ritualistically "killed" objects to remove their symbolic power, some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new international study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site in Italy suggests.

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