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World Cancer Day! Bharath cancer hospital kindles ‘Hope-A-Thon’

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Mysuru: Bharath Hospital and Institute of Oncology organised a ‘Hope -a–Thon’ “Nimma Hejje, Namma Jothe” to commemorate World Cancer Day on February 04.

Mayor Tasneem flags off awareness rally against cancer in Mysuru.

The walkathon was flagged off by K G Vishwanathan, Managing Director, Reserve Bank India accompanied by Mayor Tasneem, Mayor and Anjali Ajaikumar, Director, Bharath Hospital and Institute of Oncology.

The walkathon was flagged off and completed at Dasara Exhibition ground.

Rally against cancer.

Around 800 people participated in the walkathon which included working professionals, students and homemakers from across the city. This initiative was undertaken to create awareness on cancer.

With a theme of ‘I Am and I Will’, World Cancer Day aims to inspire and encourage action from individuals, the health community and governments to improve public awareness and access to early detection, screening and diagnosis.

Vishwanathan said “Cancer is a disease that can be prevented with regular screening. However, the general awareness around the importance of regular screening among people is extremely low. The hospital is dedicated to cancer and ensures that people get to know that cancer can be managed and even cured, especially if it is detected and treated at an early stage. This World Cancer Day I would request everyone to regularly get your cancer screenings done so that we can try our best to prevent millions of deaths worldwide”.

“Our fellow Mysureans are less aware of how precarious cancer is and the fact that regular screenings and doctor consultations can make a massive difference to the lives of the distressed. We need to stand together and talk about it. The enthusiastic participation made it a productive effort in creating awareness about cancer” said Tasneem.

Anjali Ajaikumar, Director, Bharath Hospital and Institute of Oncology said “It is encouraging to see so many people coming forward to participate in the walkathon, joining us in raising awareness on cancer. As a specialist in cancer care, we would urge everyone to take active care of their health, by diet habits, exercising and getting regular preventive check-ups. Let us be aware and spread the importance of periodic screening and early diagnosis for better outcomes in cancer care”.

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