“Pancreatic Cancer Awareness program” launched in Bhaktapur

November 30, 2019

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Dhairya Cancer Foundation has successfully launched a Program “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Program”. This program was organized” in CVM School, Ghatthaghar, Bhaktpur district. Dr. Maanb Poudel from Teaching Hospital was attended the program to aware high school students about cancer.

According to Dr.Maanb usually unnecessary cell growth in any part of the body is called cancer. Dr. Maanb said that it is difficult to trace the specific causes of cancer but generally eating fried, outdated, and junk foods and using tobacco, marijuana, parag, and gutkha can cause cancers. Cancer symptoms are the mole, bumps on the skin, rash or irregular patch on the surface of the skin, varying the sizes and colors that are found in any part of the body.

Similarly, irremediable cough, chest pain, bloody sputum, changes in voice, swallowing difficulty, indigestion and weight loss without any cause, changes in toileting habit, bloody stool, loose stool, bloody urine and pain non-healing wound, irrecoverable fever, whitish (vaginal) discharge and bleeding disorder from the uterus are also cancer symptoms. Radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgeries are currently available treatments for cancers in the world. The Foundation provided stationery materials (Sketch, Pencils, colors) .

Vice Principal of CVM school, said that his mother has died of breast cancer. His mother didn’t tell about the tumor before but when it started to get huge then she informed about her pain to daughter-in-law. So, he told awareness program will make a difference to bring change in the lives of people.

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. It accounts for 7.4 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2004. Cancer often creates fear which comes out of ignorance and misconception. More than 30% of cancer cases could be prevented by modifying lifestyle or avoiding key risk factors. About 1/3rd of cancer cases could be reduced if cases are treated and detected at an early stage.

Awareness program help people recognize the early signs and symptoms of cancer, thus enabling them to seek treatment at an early stage. The program encourages the high school students to seek prompt medical attention for symptoms which may include lumps, sores, bleeding, hoarseness, weight loss and persistent indigestion/cough/pain, etc and to educate people about the key risk factors of cancer since more than 30% of cancer cases could be prevented by modifying lifestyle or avoiding the key risk factors.

The president Terisa Tamang said that Dhairya Cancer Foundation is established to help cancer patients providing awareness about cancers and its preventive measures. The foundation has successfully organized a dozen programs in the past and will be continued in the future. People should be aware that cancer is non-communicable disease and recoverable if treated on time, otherwise, the patient will suffer from anxiety and depression and dies untimely. Therefore, our foundation aims to save their lives, said Terisa.