CGC Jhanjeri celebrated World Cancer Day and dedicated the day to spread awareness campaign “Close the Care Gap” to reduce the stigma and the fear attached to cancer. This awareness workshop was in collaborated with Fortis Healthcare, Mohali.Recognizing that the power of knowledge on the ability to make a difference either large or small, in reducing the global impact of cancer around the world, this campaign was initiated with the keynote speaker Dr. Naval Bansal, Surgical Oncologist ,Fortis Healthcare, Mohali . According to him there are Various types of cancer but the most common cancers that affect people of India are lung, breast, cervical, neck, brain, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Naval Bansal focused on inequity in cancer care based on Income, education, location and discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability and lifestyle in the country.
Through statistics of the current rising figures of cancer cases across the country he brought the focus towards the need to spread awareness in the society. According to Dr. Bansal, lifestyle is major cause of cancer .Early symptoms of cancer, the ways of prevention, diagnosis were also discussed at the moment to safeguard from cancer. Dr. Bansal, later , also shared the stories of his patients and explained how an early diagnosis, timely action on the early symptoms help the patient to deal with the problem effectively.Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal , President CGC gave message to lead an active life, combined with healthy food habits which is the key to good health. According to him India need to be attentive to fight cancer as detecting cancer early will effectively reduce the mortality associated with it .