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Healers’ Conclave busts myths about cancer

World Cancer Day 2022 was observed in Tamenglong district in Manipur and a 4 Assam Rifles conducted cancer awareness cum interactive session in collaboration with Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Silchar.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 5 Feb 2022, 6:33 am

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The 4 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 22 Sector AR/ IGAR (East) inaugurated a seven-day long Healers’ Conclave, observing World Cancer Day in Tamenglong, Manipur on Friday. As a part of the observation, a cancer awareness cum interactive session was organised by the unit in collaboration with Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Silchar.

Padma Shri awardee Dr Ravi Kanan spoke as a resource person and coordinated by Commandant 44 AR SS Shah C. Dr Kannan virtually addressed the attendees at Tamenglong and during the interactive session, he answered various myths about cancer.

He stressed that many people believe that cancer can spread from person-to-person. This is a complete myth as cancer is caused owing to the changes taking place in the cellular DNA.

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Cancer can spread in your body but it cannot be transmitted from person-to-person, he said.

Another myth is that sugar can worsen your cancer, he said.

“While it is important to restrict one’s sugar consumption, it is not at all true that sugar can exacerbate your cancer. Healthy diet including white vegetables like potatoes and cauliflower can reduce the risk of stomach cancer by 33 per cent,” he added.

“While eating fruits can reduce stomach cancer by 7 per cent, even consuming beverages like Coffee as well reduces chances of Cancer. Hence, one should consume a more high fibre rich diet,” he said.

Every year, the world observes February 4 as World Cancer Day with an aim to create awareness and reduce the global impact of a life-threatening disease like cancer.

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There are a lot of myths and prejudices that have been associated with cancer over the past few years.

The theme of this year’s World Cancer Day is ‘Close the Care Gap’. This theme stresses upon the need to understand and reduce the inequalities in cancer care around the world.

It lays special focus on those who are not able to gain access to healthcare services and facilities due to lack of financial resources.

 

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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