IMI Bhubaneswar organized a very insightful session on Breast Cancer Awareness on 30th October 2021. Dr. Subhasis Mishra was the speaker for the event, and he explained about the various types of Cancers and the 2 most common types of cancers that affect women are Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer. Breast Cancer is the second most common form of cancer in Indian females and the second leading cause of cancer related death in women. Thus, awareness is very important in these times. Studies suggest that there has been a sudden increase in cases of Breast Cancer in recent years. In the session, we were shown the various ways in which one can self-examine and rule out the chances of the disease. He also mentioned the various types of tests and treatments available and how the management of the disease can be done with respect to the general condition of the patient, type of disease, stage of disease and hormonal status of the patient.
As students of IMI Bhubaneswar, it is our responsibility to spread awareness regarding the health of women. The session was quite informative and insightful for the female students as they gained a lot of information related to breast cancer which is usually ignored.