Standing up for breast cancer

The many myths surrounding breast cancer were addressed through an awareness programme held in the city on Monday

Published: 25th June 2013 12:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2013 12:27 PM   |  A+A-

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Critically acclaimed actor Nandita Das who is actively involved in women empowerment issues addressed a seminar on Breast Cancer awareness at the Inorbit mall as part of it’s community building initiatives. The seminar addressed myths associated with breast cancer and was held in association with Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation on Monday. Dr P Raghuram, CEO and director of Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation highlighted common facts and myths related to breast cancer through a presentation to make people aware about the issue. Speaking on the issue, Dr P Raghuram said, “It is very unfortunate that even urban India fails to understand how to deal with a sensitive issue like breast cancer. We aim to hold more such campaigns to familiarise people with symptoms, causes, treatment and ways of coping with breast cancer.”

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