Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Uttaranchal University organized an Awareness program on National Cancer Awareness Day on 07 November 2022. The event was organised by the Pharmacology Club.
Prof (Dr) Vikash Jakhmola, Dean UIPS welcomed all the participants and mentioned various risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options. He briefed the participants on methods of early detection and curative measures.
Dr Ankit Sharma, Assistant Professor, UIPS, delivered a session on common cancers in the community and myths related to cancer. A total of 110 students participated in the awareness programme. Dr Ankit Sharma discussed the common risk factors and warning signs of cancer. He further added that in the present scenario college students are vulnerable to cigarette smoking, chewing tobacco, being alcoholic, and having in salutary lifestyle. It is estimated that cigarette smoking accounts for about one-third of all types of cancer, including 95 percent of lung cancer cases. Chewing tobacco and snuff also increases the risk of cancer, especially oral cancers. Alcohol causes different types of cancer such as liver, breast, brain, blood, and many more. Dr Ankit displayed a short video regarding the pathophysiology of smoking and taking alcohol-causing carcinoma which was a source of inspiration for all.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Dr Amit Semwal. He motivated students to stay healthy and shared his noble views on cancer awareness and its prevention.