The Association of Neighbourhood Ladies Get-Together (ANHLGT) organised a medical camp in association with the Rajeev Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre at Ranjit Vihar 1, Sector 22, Dwarka.
A team of doctors carried out free cancer screening for the ladies and held talks on cancer, its prevention and awareness. Dr Indu Aggarwal, senior medical officer, preventive oncologist, spoke about the different kinds of cancer inflicting women.
Speaking at the event, Cicily Kodiyan, president of ANHLGT, and a resident of Sheetal Vihar Apartments, Sector 23, said, “Cervical cancer was one of the major themes of the discussion. We also focussed on the subject of breast cancer.”
Pap tests, to detect cervical cancer in women, were conducted at the camp, explaining how the test could be done on women as young as 21. Dr Aggarwal also explained certain facts about breast cancer and encouraged women to conduct breast self-examination. She added that if detected early, breast cancer is almost completely curable. Sixty-one women from different societies and localities in Dwarka participated in the camp.
While the tests were being conducted, Asha Wasney, the organising secretary of ANHLGT, and Neeru Gupta, its joint secretary, organised tambola and refreshments for those waiting.