CHENNAI : Cancer Prevention-cum-Health Appreciation Day was held at Dr Kamakshi Memorial Hospital recently. Governor K Rosaiah inaugurated the new block at the hospital, which has been designed to accomodate 150 beds housing latest medical technology and equipment to treat cancer-affected patients. “Being a deadly disease, cancer accounts for 8.2 million deaths worldwide and will rise to 22 million within the next two decades,” said Rosaiah. He added that the youth of today ought to be aware of the harmful effects of using tobacco and consuming alcohol. “Adopting a healthy lifestyle is necessary. Sensitising the youth through advertisements, pictorial warnings and banning smoking in public places and sale of gutka will help them increase their awareness levels,” said Rosaiah. The Governor also appealed to the medical fraternity and various NGOs to join hands with the public to spread the awareness message. Chairman and managing director Dr TG Govindarajan was among those who were present.