Prime News, International and National, Karnataka, Health, Disease, Mysuru, February 4:- The Organisation for the Development of People (ODP), St Joseph’s Hospital and St Philomena’s College (Autonomous), Bannimantap, Mysuru, observed World Cancer Day here on Thursday (February 4). The issue was related to the diagnosis of cancer and its treatment.
The Union for International Cancer Control, at a meeting in Paris in 2008, had declared to observe February 4 as World Cancer Day.
District Health Officer (DHO) Dr P Amarnath inaugurated the rally from Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple premsies to mark the day. Later, the rally arrived at St Joseph’s Hospital in Bannimantap. Students of St Philomena’s College gave a short programme on cancer and treatment. Rev Msgr C Rayappa, Rev Msgr Leslie Moras, Rev Dr Bernard Prakash Barnis, Dr Ravi and Dr Anil Thomas were present.
The rallyists said, “To fight cancer, one needs to avoid tobacco and alcohol, have healthy food and cultivate a healthy lifestyle. Avoid frozen meat, junk food, sweets, cold drinks, maida and use of plastic. Avoid going out in the sun frequently. Keep consulting a doctor now and then to keep a tab on health. Cancer is curable and there is no need to get disheartened. All that we need is grit, determination and the will to fight it.”
ODP, Caritas India, St Joseph’s Hospital and St Philomena’s College had organised the Walkathon under the theme “Sparsha – Instilling Hope” (a mission against cancer) and the rally was organised for three km.
The cyclothon covered major streets in the city to convey a message on dos and don’ts. Clear Medi Radiant Hospital’s doctors were present on the occasion. (MR/KS)