The NSS unit of Govinda Dasa College, Surathkal, in collaboration with Moolathva Foundation Charitable Trust (R), Mangaluru, Consumer Forum, Mahila Vedike, GDC, and KMC Hospital, Attavar, Mangaluru, organized a Cancer Awareness Programme on April 18, 2024. The programme was initiated as a social activity by Sri Prakash Moolathva, Founder of Moolathva Foundation Charitable Trust (R). He inaugurated the event and provided an overview of the Cancer Awareness Programme to the attendees. Separate sessions were held for boys and girls.

Dr. Paul Simon, Senior Resident in the Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology at KMC Hospital, discussed Oral and Prostate Cancer, while Dr. Rabiya provided insights on Cervical and Breast Cancer. Both resource persons offered valuable information on the nature of cancer, its common types, incidence rates, warning signs, and risk factors. Dr. Rabiya particularly focused on cervical and breast cancer, addressing genetic and non-modifiable risk factors and preventive measures. She highlighted breast imaging techniques, emphasizing the crucial role of mammography and ultrasonography in early detection and management.

The workshop aimed not only to raise awareness but also to equip faculty and students with knowledge that could contribute to a healthier community. Mr. Herbert Mario Pereira, a senior officer in the Department of Relationship and Communication at KMC Attavar, stressed the importance of health awareness programmes. Prof. Krishnamoorthy P., the principal of the college, presided over the event, underscoring the significance of cancer awareness. NSS Officers Mrs. Akshata V. and Dr. Bhagyalaxmi M., Mrs. Daya Suvarna, Coordinator of Consumer Forum along with Sri Lakshmeesha P. Kotian, Trustee and faculty members, graced the occasion with their presence.

NSS Secretary Hitha Umesh hosted the programme, while Pallavi introduced the resource persons and proposed the vote of thanks.

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