CANCER SURVIVOR CHILDREN SPREAD CANCER AWARENESS THROUGH VARIOUS ART FORMS

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Max Institute of Cancer Care, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Patparganj, today conducted a health workshop TARANG to create cancer awareness among mother and children.

• Children with ongoing cancer treatment or completed treatment participated in the awareness drive • People across diverse age groups participated in the various activities including drawing, Poetry, Fashion show etc. New Delhi, 11th August: Max Institute of Cancer Care, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Patparganj, today conducted a health workshop TARANG to create cancer awareness among mother and children. The initiative, named as TARANG, was held at the Karthiayani Socio Cultural Complex, Mayur Vihar. It was attended by cancer survivor children, parents, teachers and students from different schools as well as city’s eminent doctors. On this occasion, inter-school competitions in Drawing, Fashion Show, Group Dance, etc, were also organized. The main highlight of the event was the participation of 18 Children who were ongoing Cancer treatment or just completed their treatment in Drawing competition and dance activities and spread the awareness about cancer. People across diverse age groups participated in the various activities which included drawing, Poetry, Fashion show, dance etc. Students from Vivekanand International School, IP Extension, St Andrews Scott Sr. Sec. School, Hillwoods academy, Preet vihar, Vivekanad School, Anand Vihar participated in competitions. Fashion show by senior citizens – Bharat ke Dharohar, Nukkad Natak by Cankids Survivors ,Solo dances, Poems and Songs by Max Oncology kids from Pediatric oncology were also organized to engage people and also aware them about the deadly disease. Team of doctors and Experts enlightened participants about the importance of early diagnosis and self-examination. A cancer awareness talk was also organized which was conducted by Dr. Rashmi Shukla, Radiation Oncology, Dr. Prachi Jain, Pediatric Oncology Hematology BMT, Dr. Swasti Gynae, Oncology of Max Hospital Patparganj. Mr. Neeraj Mishra (Director, Max Healthcare- Zone 2) said, “Regular checkups and maintenance of healthy lifestyle can help in preventing this deadly disease. He said that the two major cancer types affecting mother, breast and cervical cancer, can be cured completely if diagnosed early. Medicines can eliminate cancer from roots and help in saving precious lives.” Mr. Naveen Goel (Senior Vice President -Operations Max Hospital Patparganj) said, “Children are the future of the country and the world, and it is important that we raise them with a clear understanding of the world around them. Cancer is one of the most deadly diseases claiming precious lives in India, and we need to increase awareness about it. Giving children a platform to express their creativity and educating them are crucial for making them realize the gravity of the situation and enjoy life, unhampered by cancer. Dr. Harit Chaturvedi (Chairman, Cancer Care and Director & Chief Consultant, Surgical Oncology, Max Healthcare) underlined the need for such awareness events and said “Statistics show that out of every eight women, one is likely to develop invasive breast cancer at some point. Women should know this and be prepared to fight it”. Team of doctors also encouraged guests to join the fight against cancer by undergoing regular screenings and maintaining a healthy lifestyle

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