By 2020, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) estimate, every home will have a cancer patient, but are we conscious enough to take preventive measures?
The question is “Are we able to reduce the statistics which is the main cause to the deadly disease cancer?”
To address this issue, Dr. Vikash K Agarwal, an eminent oncosurgeon, Chairman, Global Cancer Trust and Ex. Surgeon TATA Memorial Hospital organized a Cancer Awareness Programme on World Cancer Day in association with Heritage Institute of Technology today at The Heritage campus.
“At an early stage, if cancer is detected it is curable but are we conscious about the deadly disease cancer and taking steps to prevent it,” said Dr. Agarwal.
He said that majority of the youth nowadays consuming tobacco due to peer pressures rather than stress and anxiety. “60% of the profits are earned by selling a pouch of ghutkha, which is really deadly,” said Dr. Agarwal.
He said “we are not aware about our bodies and the bad impact of consuming tobacco for which our country is more prone to cancer.”