World Cancer Day 2019
Theme: I AM…. AND I WILL
February 05, 2019
World Cancer Day was observed by the faculty of Department of Community Health Nursing and students of second year PBBSc Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing MAHE, Manipal in collaboration with Dr. G. Shankar Government Women’s First Grade College on February 4, 2019 from 2 pm to 4.30 pm at Dr. G. Shankar Government Women’s First Grade College and PG study centre, Ajjarkadu, Udupi.
Presidential address was given by Dr. Bhaskar Shetty, Principal Dr. G. Shankar government women’s first grade college and PG study centre, Ajjarkadu, Udupi. He addressed the gathering about the importance of creating awareness on cancer since it is most commonly seen in our country. He also encouraged the gathering to gain knowledge and educate others to create awareness on cancer.
The world cancer day theme “I am and I will’ was introduced by Dr. Shashidhara Y N, Professor & HOD, Department of Community Health Nursing followed by a small video clip on “I AM AND I WILL” was played.
The students of second year PBBSc nursing gave an health talk on cervical and breast cancer: meaning, causes/risk factors, prevention, treatment and management, followed by demonstration on breast self-examination. Re-demonstration was performed by the participants. At the end of the programme few queries of the students were discussed.
A total of 65 students and 7 faculty members attended the programme. The overall programme was coordinated by Dr. Malathi G Nayak, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, MCON Manipal.