Ahmedabad: ‘Cancer Awareness Rally’ Organised At Kankaria On World Cancer Day

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Ahmedabad: ‘Cancer Awareness Rally’ Organised At Kankaria On World Cancer Day

| Updated: February 4, 2023 16:32

In honour of World Cancer Day, GCS Hospital, the Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMC), and the Maninagar Medical Association held a cancer awareness rally at Kankaria to raise awareness of the disease and promote early identification and treatment on February 4.

Millions of people and their families are affected by cancer, which is a leading cause of mortality in the world. In India, one in nine individuals has a lifetime risk of developing cancer. Breast (13.5%), oral cavity (10.3%), cervical (9.4%), lung (5.5%), and colorectal (4.9%) cancers are the five most prevalent types.

The top five cancers in both men and women make up 47.2% of all cancers, yet they can be checked for, prevented, or diagnosed early and treated. By doing this, the death rate from certain cancers might be dramatically lowered.

“Close the Care Gap” is the topic of this year’s World Cancer Day, which is an appeal to people, communities, and governments to work together and make a difference in the battle against cancer.

There are many advantages to early cancer identification, including improved survival rates. Therefore, it is crucial to raise cancer awareness throughout society. Patients (who survived cancer) launched balloons initiated the Cancer Awareness Rally. Doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, community members, and residents who have battled cancer joined forces in the fight against it.

Everyone expressed their commitment and support for the care of cancer patients. The rally included a cancer information booth for spreading awareness regarding the disease, its symptoms, treatments, and prevention.

Participants also tried to raise awareness by marching together at the Kankaria Lake while carrying signs that urged people to fight cancer.

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