‘Don’t shy away from talking about breast cancer’

Over a thousand people take part in Pink Ribbon Walk

October 15, 2017 09:30 pm | Updated 09:30 pm IST - WARANGAL URBAN DT

Girls taking part in Pink Ribbon Walk to create awareness on breast cancer in Warangal on Sunday.

Girls taking part in Pink Ribbon Walk to create awareness on breast cancer in Warangal on Sunday.

Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation in association with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) organised Pink Ribbon Walk in the city on Sunday.

Foundation CEO P. Raghuram, City Police Commissioner G. Sudheer Babu and Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences Vice-Chancellor Karunakar Reddy and others were present. Over 1,000 people took part in the walk aimed at creating awareness on breast cancer.

Mr. Raghuram said in small cities like Warangal, people shy away from talking about breast cancer. But early detection would help cure the disease.

Those above 40 years of age should get the mammogram test done once a year for early detection of cancer and cure.

Mr. Sudheer Babu said cricketer Yuvaraj Singh, who is a cancer survivor, could fight cancer only due to its early detection.

Mr. Karunakar Reddy lauded the efforts of the foundation in creating awareness on breast cancer. This was for the second time the foundation organised the awareness walk in Warangal city. Anuradha, a breast cancer survivor and a teacher by profession, shared her experience with the participants on the occasion.

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