Apollo Cancer Hospital hosted a unique campaign “Let’s be in Pink of Health- fight Cancer: to spread awareness among the youth about the dreaded breast cancer and how simple it can be to nip this disease in the bud stage, on Tuesday at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills. Tollywood star actress Poonam Kaur, Asian Games 2014 Badminton medalists N. Siki Reddy and Pradnya Gadre, Dr. Vijay Anand Reddy, Director, Apollo Cancer Hospital and a large number of students from St. Ann’s College for Women, Loyola Academy Degree and PG College and Wesley Degree College for Women joined small kids dressed in pink in taking a pledge to follow the simple tips meticulously for prevention of breast cancer, follow healthy diet habits, do regular exercise and also to educate their friends, relatives on this.
College students expressed lucidly their views on breast cancer, causes for rampant incidence in India, the ignorance among women and simple steps to detect and prevent breast cancer at the elocution competition hosted on the occasion. The top 2 participants were given the prizes.
Today more and more young women are being diagnosed of breast cancer aver most oncologists. This necessitates spreading awareness on prevention from young age, on war footing. Apollo Cancer Hospital has taken the initiative to organize the Breast Cancer Awareness Program to target the younger women to stem the incidence in the community, points out Dr. Reddy.