Lectures held on World Cancer Day. -AMUnotes.com

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ALIGARH February 7: To mark the World Cancer Day, the Women’s College Students’ Union (WCSU), Aligarh Muslim University organized a lecture programme, aimed at spreading awareness among students regarding causes and effect of high rise in cancer cases.

Coordinator of the programme, Prof Tamkin Khan, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, highlighted the issues pertaining to cancer.

Prof Noor Afshan Sabzposh, Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, JNMC spoke on “Breast Cancer”. “The cancer of any kind is not a death warrant and the phobia of the same should be removed as early diagnosis and treatment can prevent it positively through awareness in the masses,” said Prof Sabzposh. She also underlined the importance of self-detection techniques to detect breast cancer and regular check-ups to reduce the risk.

Dr Dalia Rafat presented her talk on Cervical, Ovarian and Uterine Cancer. She said, “Every woman is at risk of cancer regardless of her family history. The various methods of detection such as PAP Test, mammography and cervical vaccination should be propagated to make the people aware that cancer is treatable.”

Earlier, Ms Fabeha Ahmad, Secretary, WCSU welcomed the guests and introduced the speakers.

An interactive programme was also held at the end of the programme in which students, teachers and staff of Women’s College took active part to clear their doubts.

Ms Naba Naseem, President, WCSU proposed a vote of thanks. The guest speakers were felicitated with mementos by the Principal of Women’s College, Prof Naima Khatoon.

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