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Though rare, yet men can suffer from breast cancer
Neelam Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 21
Despite being rare among men, male breast cancer is rated more dangerous than that in females.

While one in every 100 men is susceptible to the disease, against one in 22 females in the country but doctors insist that its late diagnosis and faster pace of spread in men makes it more fatal.

`Though breast cancer is rare among men, but we do get cases at the PGI where men, generally above the age of 50 years, are diagnosed with the disease.

The cancer of breast among men is difficult to diagnose at an early stage as the size of the male breast tissue is very small, contrary to the case in females,'' says Prof S. C. Sharma, Head of the Department of Radiotherapy at the PGI. One of the PGI's report on the cases of male breast cancer patients getting treatment in the hospital indicate that generally the men above 50 to 60 years of age are affected by the disease.

While the world over women are more likely to get breast cancer, the lack of awareness of the disease on the part of the men delays the diagnosis, adding to the complications.

The crucial aspect in cancer treatment is the stage at which it is diagnosed. Since the cases of male breast cancer come to us at a later stage, they become more dangerous,'' adds Dr Sharma.

Though the treatment and the symptoms of the disease are similar to that in female breast cancer, its spread to the chest wall and other areas on the body is also more prolific in case of men.

As it is in the case of females, the treatment of breast cancer for men is the mastectomy of the tumorous breast, where the breast which is affected with cancer is removed.

It can be followed by rounds of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. But the pace of its spread to other parts is much faster in males, which is why it is considered more fatal,'' says Prof S. M. Bose, the former head of Department of Surgery and renowned breast surgeon. 



DAV, St Peter’s School register wins
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 21
The CBSE North Zone I and II Tennis Tournament in under-14 and under-19 boys and girls’ sections began at the tennis courts of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, here today.

More than 200 players from 41 schools are taking part in this three-day meet.

Dr John V. George, ADGP, Haryana, was the chief guest on the occasion.

According to Mr Charles Samuel, Principal, the school was holding such a tennis tournament for the first time.

In matches played in under-19 boys’ section, DAV Public School, Sector 8, beat Bal Bharti Public School, New Delhi, 2-0, while St Peter’s School, Sector 37, got the better of Tagore School, Delhi, 2-0.

Results (school names only): under-14 boys: SR Century Public School, Bahadurgarh, b Bhavan Vidyalya, Sector 27, Chandigarh 2-0; Spring Dales School, Delhi, b Salwan Public School, Gurgaon, 2-0; MGN Public School, Jalandhar, b Bhavan’s SL School, Amritsar, 1-0; Modern School, New Delhi, b Ganga International School, Delhi, 2-0; Bhavan’s SL school, Amritsar, b MGN Public School, Jalandhar, 1-0.

Under-14 girls: Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, b Spring Dales School, New Delhi, 1-0.

Under-19 boys: Army School, Bathinda Cantt, b Vaish Public School, Rohtak, 2-0; Ryan International School, New Delhi, b Montogemry School, Kapurthala, 2-0; Spring Dale, Amritsar, b Ryan International, New Delhi, 2-0; GNP School, Patiala, b Ganga International, Delhi, 2-0; St Columbus School, Delhi, b KC Public School, Jammu, 2-0; St Peter’s School b Tagore School, Delhi, 2-0; DAV Public School, Sector 8, b Bal Bharti Public, New Delhi, 2-0; DAV Public, Panipat, b SGHPS 2-0; Darbari Lal DAV Model School, Delhi, b Hansraj Public School, Panchkula, 2-0.

Under-19 girls: Sacred Heart b Ryan International 7-1; Carmel Convent b Bal Bharti, Delhi, 2-0; Modern School, Delhi, b Shah Satnam School, Sirsa, 2-0.



Saurav, Shivangi emerge champs
Arvind Katyal

Chandigarh, October 21
Saurav Sharma of Patiala and Shivangi Bansal of Chandigarh emerged winners in boys’ under-14 and girls’ under-10 section, respectively, of the ongoing Head Total Tennis Championship at YMCA, Sector 11, here today.

Digvijay Singh today added another feather in his cap by winning the boys’ under-12 title. Yesterday, he had won the under-10 boys title.

The first title of the day went to eight-and-half-year-old Sonali Bansal of the Total Tennis Academy beating Sheshna Sekhari.

She showed superiority in all departments of the game and did not let her opponent dominate. Sonali trounced her 8-0.

The boys’ under-12 final too was a one-sided affair with second seed Digvijay proving too good for his third seed opponent, Fateh Singh Ladhar.

The boys under-14 final saw a keen battle between top seed Mandeep Singh Gill of Lake Club and second seed Saurav Sharma from Patiala.

Mandeep Singh won the first set 6-3 with the help of a service break.

But Saurav bounced back to take the second set 6-1.

Mandeep played some aggressive baseline tennis to take a 5-2 lead. But Saurav fought back to level the score 5-5.

Mandeep took the next game. However, an ace helped Saurav to stay in the match, despite Mandeep having a two match point advantage in the game. Saurav wrapped up the match in the tie breaker and took the championship 3-6, 6-1 and 7-6 (7-4).

In the ladies’ singles semi-finals, top seed Prabhamrit Kaur and second seed Gitanjali Sharma from Patiala moved to the final with ease.

In the girls’ under-14 category, Prabhamrit Kaur, Pallak Grewal, Shivangi Bansal and Shaleen Chandra moved into the semi-finals after winning their respective quarter-final matches.

The remaining finals will be played tomorrow.

In the morning session, the ladies’ singles final, men’s doubles finals along with girls under-14 semi-finals will be played, while in the evening session, men’s singles final, girls under-14 final and boys’ under-18 final will be played.

Results: Girls’ under-10 final: Sonali Bansal b Sheshna Sekhari 8-0.

Girls’ under-14 quarter-finals: Prabhamrit Kaur b Shilpa Naruka 7-4. Pallak Grewal b Ikttesh 7-3; Shivangi Bansal b Panika Jain 7-0; Shaleen Chandra b Eqroop 7-6(7-2).

Boys’ under-12 final: Digvijay Singh Mehta b Fateh Singh Ladhar 6-0, 6-0.

Boys under-14 final: Saurav Sharma b Mandeep Singh Gill 3-6,6-1,7-6(4).

Boys under 18 semifinals: Karan Patnaik b Varun Sharma 3-6, 6-1,6-3; Jay Vinod b Gaurav Sharma 6-1, 6-1.

Ladies’ singles semifinals: Prabhamrit Kaur b Shivangi Bansal 8-1; Gitanjali Sharma b Isha Jain 8-0.



Manav Mangal in volleyball final
Our Sports reporter

Chandigarh, October 21
Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, will take on Government Model High School, Sector 26, in the under-14 boys’ final of the UT Inter-School Volleyball Tournament at Sector 7 Sports Complex.

In the semifinals today, MM-21, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, 3-0 (25-16,25-18,25-13), while GMHS-26 beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, 3-2 (25-17, 20-25, 25-23, 25-14, 15-6).

The finals will be held on October 23.

Football meet

Ganga International School, Delhi, defeated CSKM School, Delhi, by six goals to nil in the CBSE North Zone Football League-cum-Knockout Tournament at Sector 17 Football Stadium, today.

However, DAV School, Sector 8, were disqualified from the tournament after a protest was lodged by CSKM, Delhi, alleging that DAV School had fielded ineligible players in the tournament.

Tennis tourney

GGS SD College, Chandigarh, and Government Architecture College, Sector 10, moved up by winning their respective matches in the Panjab University Inter-College Tennis (women) Tournament played on the university campus here today.

Results: GGD SD College, Sector 32, b AS College for Women, Khanna, 2-0 (Harsimran b Ashu 6,6-0; Bahar b Manisha 6-0,6-0).

GAC b PEC, Sector 12, 2-1 (Neha Singh b Nimisha Tandon 6-0, 6-0; Gunveen lost to Mallika Malhotra 0-6,0-6; Neha and Amita b Mallika and Nimisha Tandon 6-2, 6-2).

DAV School win

DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8 downed CSKM School, Delhi by five goals to one while Sanjay Public School, Sector 44 had a goalless drawn match against Ganga International School, Delhi on the second day of the CBSE North Zone Football Tournament played here today at Football Stadium, Sector 17. In the third tie, St Mark’s School, Delhi outplayed Ganga International School, Delhi by two goals to one and in last match of the day, CSKM boys trounced SPS, Chandigarh by seven goals to one.

Kho Kho

Sanjay Public School, Sector 44 made it to the final of the UT Inter School Kho-Kho under 19 boys Tournament played here today at the Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Sector 35. They got the better of DAV School, Sector 8 by 17-9. 



Cop promoted

Chandigarh, October 21
The Chandigarh Administration yesterday promoted Inspector Inderjit Singh as Deputy Superintendent of Police. He had been put in the gazetted list a year ago. His promotion is ex-cadre meaning he has not been promoted in the queue of cadre posts of DSP’s.

He is posted as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) with the Vigilance Wing of the Chandigarh Administration. At present there is vacancy in the cadre of DSP’s, however, one of the Inspectors, Mr B.S. Negi, has moved the Central Administrative Tribunal seeking that the post be reserved. The matter is pending. TNS


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