Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cancer Awareness School Health Education Program

A health education program was organized by the community health sciences section, SCM regarding cancer awareness among school children. Our message pertains to early diagnosis and prompt treatment of cancer. Our vision is to target different school/ colleges of Pakistan, including the educational institutes of rural areas. The first school we visited is city school capital campus Islamabad.

A presentation was given by Dr. Ali Yawar Alam, associate Professor CHS, SCM.
Children were sensitized with recent statistics of incidence and prevalence of different types of cancers in Pakistan.

Special focus was set on screening people with early signs and symptoms of cancers.
Students were given basic background knowledge to screen high risk individuals and to guide them to get immediate treatment.
In the end of the session membership forms were filled by volunteering students to join “helping hands for cancer patients”

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