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Docs stress on early detection of breast cancer
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 3
Police personnel, along with their dependants attended the eighth free medical check up camp-cum-breast cancer awareness lecture, which was formally inaugurated by senior superintendent of police R.K. Jaiswal at Police Lines here today.

The camp was held under the aegis of Krishna Breast Cancer Care Charitable Trust (KBCCT) in association with Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). Around 500 patients were examined and given follow-up advice at the camp.

Eminent oncologists from DMCH - Dr J.S. Sekhon, Dr D.S. Sandhu and Dr G.S. Brar rendered their services at the camp. Special emphasis was laid on the importance of early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer since early detection and treatment could cure it entirely.

The doctors explained the technique of breast self-examination (BSE) and its importance as it helped a woman detect any changes occurring in her breast. They said that all lumps in the breast were not cancerous, though one must check out with the doctor when a lump was discovered or suspected.

Interacting with those attending the camp, Dr Brar commented that if breast cancer is detected at an early enough stage it is easier to cure than diabetes or hypertension. He also explained that a mammogram was an X-ray of the breast, taken with a specially-designed machine and it was very useful in early diagnosis of the condition.

"Besides BSE, every woman over 40 years must have the breast physically examined by a doctor as part of the annual check-up programme. Following a clinical examination, a biopsy is the only definite way of confirming or ruling out breast cancer in suspected cases," he said.

Chief cardiologist at Hero DMC Heart Institute Dr G.S. Wander provided heart-related counselling at the camp.

Sanjeev Arora, son of Krishna Arora, in whose memory the trust had been founded, said that the KBCCCT had set its mandate to create awareness about breast cancer through a series of lectures and free check-up camps across the state of Punjab. At the same time, the trust will also provide medical assistance to the needy. The trust was set up by Pran Arora in April 2005 in the memory of his wife Krishna Arora, who was also suffered from breast cancer.

In the month of September, two such camp-cum-lectures would be held in the city.



BVM in semifinal
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 3
Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar branch, entered the semifinal of the zonal football tournament(u-14) being organised by the education department at the PAU ground today.

In the quarterfinal, BVM, Kithclu Nagar, prevailed over BVM, Udham Singh Nagar,5-3. The match was settled through a tie-breaker as the two sided were tied at one-all at the end of the regular period.

Earlier in the first match, BVM, Kitchlu Nagar, defeated Government Senior Secondary School, Noorpur Bet, 3-2.

In other matches, Sutlej Public School beat Canadian Academy 1-0 and Government Model Senior Secondary School, outnumbered Government High School, Pandori, 2-0. 



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