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Closing the care gap: Apeejay School Model Town observes World Cancer Day

The school conducted an online webinar for parents and students to raise awareness and tackle misinformation regarding the dreaded disease



Cancer literacy is the need of the hour for India. On the February 4, World Cancer Day, Apeejay School, Model Town held a special session for students and their families to fight the fear and stigma related to cancer. Dr Renu Verma, a wellness consultant in Jalandhar was the guest speaker.

The session allowed parents to clear their apprehensions and doubts regarding different forms of cancer. Students too were advised to detect early signs of the disease to help prevention and cure. Dr Saloni Bansal, a parent practicing at Eyetec Clinics and the Children Centre, Partap Bagh, Jalandhar added informative insights about the vaccines available in India to prevent cervical cancer. She said, “I appreciate the efforts of Apeejay School and staff who arranged this webinar to sensitise children and parents about early cancer detection.”

Ms. Amritpal Kaur, mother of a class 2 student, Ruhin said, “Being a cancer patient and currently going treatment, this session added more to my knowledge regarding accurate lifestyle practices. It was highly informative and the course material shared by the expert was easy to understand. I wish to thank the school management for conducting such valuable sessions.”  

“Dr Verma talked about the importance of regular screening and check-ups, mammograms, clinical breast examination and breast self-examination to check for signs. She emphasised on the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active. I believe that by having a positive attitude, one can fight cancer,” says, Ms. Maninder Kaur, Educator at Apeejay School Model Town. The session concluded with an open discussion and question-answer round between the speaker, parents and students.

“To reduce the cancer risk in our community, let’s challenge ourselves to lose some extra pounds, increase our physical activity and make healthier food choices.”

-Ms. Sinia Sajith, Apeejay School, Model Town, Jalandhar 

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