Department of Pharmacy organized a Cancer Awareness Program on the theme “I Can, We Can”.

Reporting Format: Mandsaur University

Department:

Pharmacy

Year/sem:

II, III, IV

Activity:

World Cancer Day

Date and Duration: 04 Feb. 2020 (01 hr)
Title:  Cancer Awareness Program
Resource person/agency and affiliation: Dr Amit Kumar Jain,  Principal, B R Nahata College of Pharmacy, Mandsaur University, Mandsaur M.P.

Brief description / remarks:

World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. On this day Department of Pharmacy, Mandsaur University organized a Cancer Awareness Program. Principal Dr. Amit Kumar Jain explained about the types, early signs and symptoms, causing factors, diagnosis procedures, treatment of the cancer etc.
The main Objectives of the Cancer Awareness Program was:
• To create awareness of the disease.
• To help people/society recognize the early signs and symptoms of cancer, thus enabling them to seek treatment at an early stage. The programme encourages the participants to seek prompt medical attention for symptoms which may include lumps, sores, bleeding, hoarseness, weight loss and persistent indigestion/cough/pain, etc.
• To educate people/society about the key risk factors of cancer since more than 30% of cancer cases could be prevented by modifying lifestyle or avoiding the key risk factors.
• To inform people/society about the importance of cancer check-ups at an early stage.

Outcome : All participants got informed about the initial signals, treatment of the cancer, now they can educate the society about the same.

No. of participants:  160

Prepared by : Dr Rahul Trivedi

Verified and Submitted by (HOD/HOI): Dr Amit Kumar Jain, Principal, B R Nahata College of Pharmacy, Mandsaur University, Mandsaur M.P.