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GUWAHATI, July 13 - �ASMI � A programme on Cancer� was launched recently at the NEDFi House here, a press release stated.

The inaugural ceremony was headed by eminent oncologist Dr Tapan Saikia of Mumbai and inaugurated by Suman Pipersania.

In the first session, an orientation programme titled �Train the trainers� was conducted by Dr K Kalpana Raghunath of Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute (Hyderabad), Dr Geeta Baruah Nath of Artemis Health Sciences Hospital (Gurgaon), Dr Nilakshi Phukan of Guwahati, Dr Rupjyoti Goswami of Guwahati and Babita Yumnam, Principal of Pratiksha School of Nursing.

A total of 118 nurses and female health workers from 16 tea gardens of Mcleod Russel India Ltd & Amalgamated Plantations, HARM hospital (Hojai), North East Diocesan Social Service Society, Guwahati, Eden Medical Centre of Dimapur, Pratiksha School of Nursing, Guwahati, Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Guwahati, villages of Chandrapur and Sonapur (NECHA, Guwahati) participated in the orientation programme.

They were imparted knowledge on anatomy of breasts, it�s periodical and unusual changes, signs and symptoms of breast cancer, breast awareness and screening and its importance, tips for self breast examination, signs and symptoms of cervical cancer, role of PAP Smear Test in detection of cervical cancer.

In the second session, Dr Tapan Saikia (Head of Medical Oncology & Research Director at Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai), Patricia Mukhim, Editor of Shillong Times, Dr Rajesh Mistry, Senior Surgical Oncologist (Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Centre (Mumbai), Hasina Kharbhih, founder of Impulse NGO Network (Shillong), Dr Th. Dhabali Singh, CMD of Babina Group of Industries (Imphal), Dr Geeta Baruah Nath, senior consultant, Artemis Health Sciences Hospital (Gurgaon), Father Varghese, executive director of North East Diocesan Social Service Society, Guwahati delivered their speeches on breast and cervical cancer and expressed their concern and laid emphasis on early detection through awareness to gain control on these two types of cancers.

The main objective of the programme was to impart knowledge on breast and cervical cancer to the female health workers through a dedicated and substantial training module and to involve them in the grassroots level to generate awareness on these two cancers among the female population for early detection.

Another objective was to encourage the female population to go for PAP Smear Test for early detection of cervical cancer, the release mentioned.

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Emphasis on early detection of cancer

GUWAHATI, July 13 - �ASMI � A programme on Cancer� was launched recently at the NEDFi House here, a press release stated.

The inaugural ceremony was headed by eminent oncologist Dr Tapan Saikia of Mumbai and inaugurated by Suman Pipersania.

In the first session, an orientation programme titled �Train the trainers� was conducted by Dr K Kalpana Raghunath of Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute (Hyderabad), Dr Geeta Baruah Nath of Artemis Health Sciences Hospital (Gurgaon), Dr Nilakshi Phukan of Guwahati, Dr Rupjyoti Goswami of Guwahati and Babita Yumnam, Principal of Pratiksha School of Nursing.

A total of 118 nurses and female health workers from 16 tea gardens of Mcleod Russel India Ltd & Amalgamated Plantations, HARM hospital (Hojai), North East Diocesan Social Service Society, Guwahati, Eden Medical Centre of Dimapur, Pratiksha School of Nursing, Guwahati, Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Guwahati, villages of Chandrapur and Sonapur (NECHA, Guwahati) participated in the orientation programme.

They were imparted knowledge on anatomy of breasts, it�s periodical and unusual changes, signs and symptoms of breast cancer, breast awareness and screening and its importance, tips for self breast examination, signs and symptoms of cervical cancer, role of PAP Smear Test in detection of cervical cancer.

In the second session, Dr Tapan Saikia (Head of Medical Oncology & Research Director at Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai), Patricia Mukhim, Editor of Shillong Times, Dr Rajesh Mistry, Senior Surgical Oncologist (Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Centre (Mumbai), Hasina Kharbhih, founder of Impulse NGO Network (Shillong), Dr Th. Dhabali Singh, CMD of Babina Group of Industries (Imphal), Dr Geeta Baruah Nath, senior consultant, Artemis Health Sciences Hospital (Gurgaon), Father Varghese, executive director of North East Diocesan Social Service Society, Guwahati delivered their speeches on breast and cervical cancer and expressed their concern and laid emphasis on early detection through awareness to gain control on these two types of cancers.

The main objective of the programme was to impart knowledge on breast and cervical cancer to the female health workers through a dedicated and substantial training module and to involve them in the grassroots level to generate awareness on these two cancers among the female population for early detection.

Another objective was to encourage the female population to go for PAP Smear Test for early detection of cervical cancer, the release mentioned.