Videos on cancer awareness launched on YouTube

Medical News, Nation, (Coimbatore), February  3:-City based Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Oncology and Research on Saturday uploaded on YouTube, videos explaining all types of cancers in English and Tamil, titled ‘Cancer Awareness SRIOR’.

“The main aim of the initiative, as part of World Cancer Day being observed on Sunday is to create awareness among the public, especially youngsters who access the digital media and digital platform like YouTube, thereby passing it to them and to generations to come,” SRIOR Director and Chief Medical Ongologist, Dr P Guhan told reporters here.

The videos not only give information of early detection of cancer, but also provide a lot of information and scope for its prevention of cancer, which is also another mainstream factor in bringing down the burden of the disease, he said.

Guhan cited a study which said there would be 17.3 lakh cancer cases in India by the year 2020, of which there would 8.8 lakh deaths.

The institute, as part of Cancer Day 2018 activity, also announced a month long “prostate screening progam,’ which has modalities of screening (serological and imaging) totally free of cost to the public, Guhan said.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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