“Once you choose hope..Anything is Possible”
This month as part of the Pledge 1% initiative, Dazeworks conducted a Cancer Awareness Programme along with a Free Medical Camp in association with Prathyasa Cancer Care Centre, Cherthala. The programme was held at Infopark Cherthala on 14th November where Dr Suraj Salih, Consultant Surgical Oncologist facilitated a session on Cancer Awareness.
The event was organized in support of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the National Cancer Institute, US, in 2012, there were 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths worldwide. Giving more awareness and understanding about the illness to the public, medical community and government will allow more people to be diagnosed in time for surgery – currently the only potential for a cure.
The session began at 3.30 pm, where around 50 attendees from the companies in Infopark were present. Dr. Surij spoke about the different types of cancers around the world and its causes. He also talked about precautions and how it can be prevented. After the talk there was an interactive session with the audience where they could ask questions to him. The session came to an end at 5.30 pm followed by a medical consult session for which around 15 people took part.