P.D. Bharatesh college of Nursing, Halaga, Belagavi, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing organized Health awareness/education on Cancer disease on the eve of World Cancer Day on 4th February 2021 with the Theme: “I am & I Will” at Kondaskoppa Village, Belagavi.
Globally, Cancer is the second leading cause of death and is responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. The International Agency for Research on Cancer estimates that 1 in 5 people develop cancer during their lifetime, and 1 in 8 men and 1 in 11 women die from the disease. These new estimates suggest that more than 50 million people are living within five years of a past cancer diagnosis. In India 1,68,122 people and in Karnataka 20,084 people are diagnosed Cancer (ICMR atlas Publication).
Looking into statistics, Role play was performed by 3rd year B.Sc Nursing & 2nd year GNM Nursing students on Meaning, types, causes, diagnosis, treatment modalities and preventive measures of Cancer. More than 100 beneficiaries from the Kondaskoppa village were benefitted from the programme.
The programme was followed under the Guidance and Supervision by Prof. Dr. Sangeeta A. Moreshwar Principal, P. D. Bharatesh College of Nursing Halaga, Belagavi.