Walkathon and Free Cancer Screening for Pourakarmikas
In the wake of increasing cancer incidence, Sankalpa Chase Cancer Foundation & Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Alumini Association, in association with BR Life SSNMC Hospital organized Walkathon “CANWALK 2020” at BBMP Office, Corporation Circle, Bengaluru today. Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. K Sudhakar, Minister for Medical Education, and Shine Shetty, Kannada Big Boss season 7 Winner & Ms. Nisha Talamapalli, Miss India International 2019 inaugurated the walkathon. CANWALK 2020 has been designed to create awareness on the prevention of cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment.
Oral, breast, and cervical cancer screening and general checkup was conducted for more than 100 Pourakarmikas & General public where Sankalpa and BR Life SSNMC provided free ultrasound, mammogram, pap smear tests, diagnostic tests. Patients who require further tests and treatments were referred to BR Life SSNMC Hospital.
Speaking about the need to raise awareness about cancer, Dr. Rajshekhar Jaka, Surgical Oncologist, BR Life SSNMC Hospital and Founder of Sankalpa Chase Cancer Foundation said, “A recent report by WHO mentions that one in every 10 Indians will develop cancer and one in every 15 will die of the disease. In 2018, 1.16 million new cancer cases and 7,84,800 cancer deaths were witnessed in India. Sedentary lifestyle, lack of physical activity, obesity and ignorance are increasing the incidence of cancer among the young generation. Lack of awareness and ignorance are playing a major role as it leads to delayed treatment and the fatality is rising every year.”