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Cervix cancer second major killer among women
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 13
The cancer of cervix (uterus) is said to be the second major killer among women. It is mostly found among women belonging to the lower strata of the society. While no particular cause has been found so far, the doctors suggest that the women above 40 should get pap smear test conducted every year.

Addressing a seminar on ‘Colposcopy; detection of cancer of cervix’, organised by the Iqbal Nursing Home here last night, Dr (Miss) SK Dass, chief gyanae-oncologist, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, New Delhi, said that cancer was caused by the HPV virus. Probably due to the poor hygiene among the lower strata of the society it was more prevalent, but hygiene alone could be attributed as the reason for this cancer.

She said, with the availability of latest technology cervices cancer could be detected in time and treated by effective measures. But again it comes to the detection at an earlier stage, she pointed out, while emphasising the need for regular yearly ‘pap smear’ test among women after the age of 40.

Dr Iqbal, managing director, who organised the seminar, revealed that the incidence of the cervices cancer had been frequently reported. Therefore, it was necessary to keep on regular monitoring and the best way was to get pap smear tests conducted every year after the age of 40.

The Civil Surgeon, Dr SN Tiwari, who is the chief guest on the occasion appreciated the efforts of the doctors to highlight such an important aspect of the healthcare among women. He underlined the need for more such seminars for creating awareness among the doctors as well as the common people.



Nature cure camp organised
Our Correspondent

Dr Rajeev Gupta from Osho Commune Centre demonstrates techniques of acupressure on a patient at Nature Cure Camp that started on Sunday
Dr Rajeev Gupta from Osho Commune Centre demonstrates techniques of acupressure on a patient at Nature Cure Camp that started on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana, June 13
A nature cure camp was organised at Om Nature Cure Kendar, Malerkotla House, near Arya Girls College here today. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Suresh, president, Ludhiana Sewa Sangh.

A free acupressure and cure by sun’s rays camp which started today will continue till June 20. Dr Rajeev Gupta from Osho Commune Centre , Pune, has specially come to teach the correct use of acupressure to cure diseases. He said: “There are pressure points in human hand and feet. On applying pressure on these points with small gadgets made of wood, the right amount of energy reaches the points that hurts and thus frees the body from pain and disease.”

These therapies can cure joint pains, knee pain, diabetes, cervical problems, blood pressure, migraine, constipation, gas, paralysis, jaundice, arthritis etc. Medicines free of cost are being given to the patients with stones.



Cricket tourney from June 23
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, June 13
A prize money cricket tournament will be held by the Shaheed Baba Sardul Singh Sports Club in collaboration with the gram panchayat and residents of the area from June 23 to 27 at Lehal village, 25 km from here.

According to Mr Kuldeep Singh and Amrinder Singh Rinku, spokespersons for the organising club, during the five-day tournament each team will be allowed to field one outsider in the team.

The winners would get a cash prize of Rs 3,100 while the runner up would get a cash prize of Rs 2,100. The team, finishing third would pocket a cash prize of Rs 1100. Besides, man of the match and man of the tournament awards would also be given, they added.


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