Important tests for oral, dental, breast,
intestine, uterus, and prostate cancers were conducted along with diabetes,
blood pressure, and general check-ups.
The School of Physiotherapy & Paramedical Sciences of Lovely Professional University and ‘World Cancer Care Charity’(WCCC) held a one day ‘Early Cancer Detection & Education Campaign’ at LPU campus today. 612 persons including 316 from 20 nearby villages; LPU students; staff members; and, their family-members availed the opportunity. Providing great awareness to the unsuspecting people about the silent-killer disease, the camp was facilitated through two air-conditioned Volvo buses fully equipped for initial medical tests and related help. Important tests for oral, dental, breast, intestine, uterus, and prostate cancers were conducted along with diabetes, blood pressure, and general check-ups. Uni-Hospital staff-members made arrangements for the care of outside patients.
Global Ambassador of World CancerCare Charity (WCCC) and a renowned specialist in cancer treatment, Dr. Kulwant Singh. and Managing Director (WCCC) Dr. Dharminder Singh Dhillon were present as speakers for the awareness lecture. They provided awareness about early signs and symptoms of different cancer- types so that people might get these diagnosed and treated at an early stage easily. Both were honoured by LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, Director General Er. HR Singla, and Senior Dean Monica Gulati for their untiring humane efforts for the Indian masses.
Dr. Dhillon informed: “Over 95% of individuals in India lack the awareness to diagnose or treat their cancerrelated illness. Our NGO is to help people with cancer detection facilities. Since its conception, it has tested thousands of individuals over India for a variety of cancers, helping in both the detection and educating on prevention of cancer. Our continued growth with the help of the community and our local collaborators like Lovely Professional University allows us to broaden our horizons and continue to help those most in need.”
LPU DG Mr. Singla shared, “We all know that inthe absence of proper awareness, cancer has emerged as a leading cause of millions of deaths world-wide. In India, this statistic is increasing day by day and a vast increase in cancer rate is expected to occur by 2050. Cancer treatment in our country is highly priced and in most of the cancer hospitals, needy patients have to wait long periods to get appointments with surgeons. So, LPU has come forward by providing a door-step opportunity to everybody at LPU and the people living in its vicinity.” The elderly and poor villagers who had come from around LPU were very happy on receiving free check-ups, medical consultations, and immediately needed medicines.