Tuesday, May 30, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

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Stress on early detection of breast cancer
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, May 29 Doctors advised women to regulary get their breasts examined for early detection of possible tumour during a health education camp at Chetanya Hospital for Mom and Kids, Sector 43, yesterday. Nearly 40 women attended the camp.

It was emphasised that after the age of 20, every woman should examine her breasts herself once a month to check out the possibility of tumour at an early stage as it is completely treatable then. Dr Poonam Kumar pointed out that breast cancer is the most common cancer in Indian women. With the help of a video show and practical demonstration, she explained the correct procedure for self-breast examination..

For women in the age group of 40 to 50, regular mammography was recommended at least once in two years and annnually thereafter. Mammography involves special X-ray of the breast, which helps detect tumour at an early stage.

Women were also told about various methods of birth control and the contraceptives available so as to enable them to plan and space out children. Side effects and precautions of different contraceptives like condoms, pessaries, Copper-T, oral tablets, injections, surgical methods like vasectomy were explained. The doctor has to keep in mind the age of a woman, pregnancy status and an underlying pre-existing disease before deciding which method is most suitable for a woman. It was stressed that most of these contraceptives do not have any significant side effects.


Lake Club tennis begins
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, May 29 The third Lake Club Tennis Tournament began here today at the Sector 6 Lake Club. The organisers witnessed massive response to the meet, despite the intense heat.

This tournament has six events boys' under-12, under-14 and under-16, besides girls' under-12, under-14 and under-16.

Simarveer Singh in the under-12 section and Uday Sandhu in the under-14 section, entered the third round of the tournament. Simarveer beat Jay Vinod, 7-3, while Uday Sandhu defeated Amandeep Singh, 7-1.

In the other matches of the under-12 section, Deepinder Singh beat Rahul Jain, 7-2; Pritam Singh defeated Varun Aggarwal, 7-0; Digvijay Singh beat Rajat Singh, 7-1; Shiva Sangwan defeated Karan, 7-4.

In the rest of the matches in the second round, Mandeep Singh beat Tushar Narang, 7-5, and Abhinav Singla defeated Amit Chauhan, 7-5. Earlier, Raghav Kapoor lost to Vipul Sehrawat in a tough first-round match of the under-12 section.

In the under-14 section, Simranjeet beat Karan Patnaik, 7-3; Vivek Verma beat Akash Aggarwal, 7-3; and Izreek Randhawa defeated Himmat Grewal, 7-5.

Summer cricket: Saurabh XI defeated Randhir XI by 18 runs in the semi-final of the under-19 Summer Cricket Tournament in Sector 23. The tournament is being organised by the Masters Sports Welare Society.

Brief scores: Saurabh XI 84 runs (Vikas 27, Randhir 3 for 24, Rajesh 3 for 11); Randhir XI 66 runs (Randhir 14, Manu 5 for 11, Montu 3 for 25).



Encroachments removed
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, May 29 The Enforcement Wing of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today removed 25 illegal encroachments from the internal roads of Sector 27-B, here.

In the drive, which started at 10 a.m. and continued for over seven hours, a number of hedges, barbed fences and cemented roads were removed.


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