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Cancer screening, awareness prog in North Garo Hills

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TURA, May 6: In a bid to sensitise the general populace on the importance of early detection of cancer, the State Cancer Society of Meghalaya held a cancer screening and awareness programme at Resubelpara Community Health Centre on Monday.
State Nodal Officer, Dr Anisha Mawlong, State Cancer Society of Meghalaya along with her team visited Resubelpara CHC where she actively emphasised the gathering on the importance of early cancer detection and its prevention.
In her address, Dr Mawlong informed that the mission was to sensitise the general population on cancer screening and its curability when detected early.
The aim was to also detect cancer at its early stage thereby reducing the rate of cancer and mortality rate associated with the disease in the state. Meghalaya being ranked No.1 in cancer in the country, it is therefore imperative that people should be made aware of early warning signs of cancer, do’s and don’ts and seek immediate treatment from designated hospitals within the state, added Dr Mawlong.
She further urged the gathering to do away with the fear related to cancer and take the opportunity by coming forward and getting screened for the disease being provided by the government free of cost.
Senior Medical & Health Officer, Resubelpara CHC, Dr Rezia K Sangma elaborated the importance of cancer screening programme and early signs and symptoms of cancer. Dr Rezia also apprised the gathering that the hospital is equipped with basic testing facilities for screening of cancer and MHIS beneficiaries can avail the treatment free of cost. She also appealed the gathering to take advantage of the programme by supporting the cause to fight against cancer.

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