NEW DELHI

Saluting their undying spirit

A Joint fight: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with cancer survivors celebrating "International Cancer Awareness Day" in the Capital on Sunday.

A Joint fight: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with cancer survivors celebrating "International Cancer Awareness Day" in the Capital on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Staff Reporter

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flags off Cancer Awareness Walk

NEW DELHI: A large number of people, including cancer survivors and their families, doctors, Armed Forces personnel and people from various walks of life participated in the Cancer Awareness Walk that was organised by Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon, and Indian Cancer Society on Sunday to spread awareness about the dreaded disease and to salute the undying spirit of the survivors.

The walk was flagged off by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit whose presence at the event bolstered the spirit of the participants. The walk was also aimed at showing solidarity in the fight against cancer.

Speaking on the occasion, head of Medical Oncology at AHI, Ashok K. Vaid, said: “Apart from the treatment and comfort, that we as doctors provide to the patients, it is of utmost importance for the medical community to work towards the awareness of deadly diseases like cancer.”

Dr. Vaid also emphasised the importance of undergoing regular screenings which help in picking up the disease when it is asymptomatic and at a stage when it has better chances of being cured.

At the event it was also mentioned that on the occasion of World Cancer Day on February 4, AHI would be organised free cancer screening camps in Gurgaon where free consultation service will be offered.

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