On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah, has organized “Join the PINK FIGHT”

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah has organized an event “Join the PINK FIGHT” on the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness month on 29th October, 2022(Saturday).
They hosted a unique event with the survivors, doctors, nurses, hospital staffs and women leaders. The aim of this event was to spread awareness on Breast Cancer CARE & CURE.
October as National Breast Cancer Awareness month was launched in 1985 with the purpose to increase awareness about breast cancer and raise fund for research for cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. It also intended to raise awareness about mammography screening. During this month, people wear ‘Pink Ribbons’. Pink Ribbon is the symbol for breast cancer awareness. The idea is to honor survivors, lending support to those lost to the disease and to support the progress we are making together to defeat breast cancer.
In this event at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah, Breast cancer survivors treated at NSH were invited. They attended as well as participated in a cultural event to raise awareness about Breast cancer. The Guests of Honor, Ms. Ushoshi Sengupta (former Miss India Universe), Mr. Suman Mallik, Clinical Director, Narayana Health, Howrah, Mr. Ashim Kumar, Facility Director Narayana Superspeciality hospital, Howrah, Dr. Chandrakanth M.V, Consultant- Dept of Medical Oncology and Haemato-oncology raised their spirits by their presence.
Talking on the occasion, Mr. R. Venkatesh, COO of East and South regions, Narayana Health, said, “Treatment for Breast Cancer patients has been paradigm from the initial times. In the late 70s, the entire affected breast was surgically removed. With advancements in cancer treatment, both surgical and medical modalities are used for breast cancer patients and more and more patients are able to conserve the breast. We have also started seeing breast cancer patients in early stages which improved the chances of survival”
Adding to this, Dr Neha Choudhary, Consultant Breast Surgical Oncologist – NSH said, “Early diagnosis of any diseases, especially cancer, is the key to better treatment and faster recovery in patients. It is very important to host more awareness campaigns in our country since even now a large percentage of women present to the doctors at late stage . At NSH we have a multidisciplinary team for cancer treatment and strive to provide the best treatment possible to the patient. “

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