Indore: Sensitising citizens about the deadly big C

Indore: Health check-up camps were organised in the city to mark World Cancer Day on Monday. Indian Medical Association and Cancer Society of Madhya Pradesh organised a health check-up camp at Primary Health Centre in Sanwer. Society secretary and oncologist Dr Dilip Acharya delivered a lecture on harmful effects of tobacco. Doctors and college students visited houses to spread awareness about prevention and myths of cancer.

Camp to check lesions

Index Institute of Dental Sciences and Rotary Club Indore Grand conducted mass awareness campaign at Bicholi Mardana on Sunday and Monday. Dr Rahul Gavavadiya and Dr Kuldeep Singh Rana checked patients for pre-cancerous lesions. Social workers Hitendra Singh Parmar and Shivani Parmar helped in organising the camp.

Cancer Statistics in India

Estimated number of people living with the disease: around 2.25 million, Every year, new cancer patients registered: Over 11,57,294 lakh, Cancer-related deaths: 7,84,821

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