World Cancer Day commemorated at SKIMS

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SKIMS commemorated World Cancer Day today at its auditorium here.

On the occasion a scientific program was organized in which experts deliberated on various topics of importance about prevalence, detection, awareness and treatment of various cancers.

Giving comprehensive overview of various cancers prevalent in the UT of J&K, the experts stressed for various preventives measures including early screening , life style modifications, healthy dietary habits to contain the disease.

They also emphasized for wider community participation to raise awareness and to encourage prevention, detection and treatment of the disease. The experts also discussed treatment modalities available for patients at SKIMS , which is the main centre in UT of J&K for providing specialized treatment to cancer patients. The experts included Prof. Nazir A Khan, Dr. Mir Hussain, Dr. Shah Naveed and Dr. Reshma Roshan.

Director SKIMS Dr. A. G Ahangar while appreciating the Yeoman’s services by all the cancer Specialists and the Supportive Services Staff involved in the combat of cancer at SKIMS emphasised the role of both preventive and curative strategies adopted by SKIMS in the combat against Cancer Pandemic

On the occasion Panel discussion on “Improving Cancer at SKIMS” moderated by Dr. Syed Nisar, Assistant Prof. Medical Oncology, was also held in which various experts from SKIMS participated. Painting & quiz competition for pediatric warriors was also conducted in which children suffering from cancer participated who were later felicitated.

Prof. Gul Mohammad, HOD Medical Oncology while inaugurating the program gave a detailed account of cancer treatment and management facilities available at SKIMS. The cancer survivors also shared their experiences on the occasion. Later, Dr. Faisal Guru, Pediatric Oncologist at SKIMS concluded the program with vote of thanks.