HYDERABAD:More than 3,000 people participated enthusiastically in the Cancer Awareness Walk organised by Malakpet Yashoda Hospital at the Saroornagar Stadium, near LB Nagar, on Sunday to commemorate the World Cancer Day.
The 4-km-long walk started at Saroornagar Stadium, proceeded to Kothapet and returned to the stadium. People from all walks of life participated in the walk and made it a grand success.
Deputy chief minister Mohd Mehmood Ali, Nizamabad MP Kavita Kalvakuntla, LB Nagar MLA R Krishnaiah, former MLA D Sudheer Reddy, TRS LB Nagar constituency in-charge Rammohan Goud, managing director of Yashoda Group of Hospitals Dr GS Rao were present as chief guests at a brief flagging off ceremony.
Dr Rao said cancer caused more panic than any other disease and India, in particular, had a high incidence of cancer. It is estimated that around 5 lakh people are diagnosed with cancer every year and the number could rise significantly if preventive measures are not taken.
The main objective of Yashoda Cancer Awareness Walk, he said, is to increase understanding, early detection and treatment of cancer.