Better safe than sorry

Better safe than sorry
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Better safe than sorry. uesday morning at St Francis College for Women, Begumpet, began with an enthusiastic crowd of students and teachers dressed in pink, waving placards to spread awareness regarding breast health.

Oncologist Dr P Raghu Ram addresses students of St Francis on breast health. Says, early detection saves lives

Tuesday morning at St Francis College for Women, Begumpet, began with an enthusiastic crowd of students and teachers dressed in pink, waving placards to spread awareness regarding breast health. The college had invited Dr P Raghu Ram from KIMS to address the women on the issue. The oncologist stressed on the need for women to pay attention to the slightest change in their breasts and get themselves checked for the same. The Triple assessment, he said, is very important for young ladies who find a lump in their breasts. “95 out of 100 lumps reported are not cancerous, however, it is important to have them checked so that cancer can be detected at an early stage,” he informed. In India, women in the age group of 40-50 years are more prone to cancer than older women. “Which is why having a screen mammography test is crucial for women who fall in the specified age bracket as it helps to detect cancer in its early stages,” he added.

The doctor stressed on ‘early detection, saves lives’ logo. He also accompanied the NCC and NSS wings of students from the college as they rallied in the colony of Kundan Bagh for breast health awareness.

-Medha Kohli, BA (II year), St Francis College for Women


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