Jaipur, April 20. Breast cancer is often considered an ailment affecting only women. But in rare cases, it can also occur in men of young ages with or without a hereditary background of the disease.
Addressing an outreach programme on ‘Breast Cancer Awareness and Self-Examination’ held at Subodh Girls’ College in Sanganer today, Dr. Ragini Kanodia, gynaecologist, Kanodia Hospital said.
The session was organised by the MBA PM Programme students of IIHMR University, Jaipur.
Breast cancer was the second most leading cause of death in the world and also the second most common form of cancer, she said. It was very common among young girls with a sedentary lifestyle and those consuming heavy doses of alcohol.
The disease, however, can be combated in the initial stages with routine self-examinations, mammograms and regular check-ups with your local gynecologist, she added.
Later Dr. Kanodia also held an interactive session on how to conduct a self-examination to detect breast cancer in its early stages. The students were also introduced to a new product called ‘Mamofeel’, gloves for breasts self-examination.
It is worth noting that these ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ camps have already been organised in Mahatma Gandhi College in Sitapura and BSNL office in Indore. The students of IIHMR-U also plan to take the programme to other areas in order to sensitise and engage the female population at the community level.