In commemoration of Breast cancer awareness month in October, Skyline University Nigeria campaigned to raise awareness to ensure every woman has access to information and support on the impact of breast cancer.
The event began with students of Microbiology making effort to raise awareness amongst the staff and students of the University by putting pink ribbons on people's shirts. The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness, expressing moral support for women with breast cancer.
The event made a positive impact on the recognition and awareness of breast cancer, a threatening disease amongst females and a leading cause of mortality amongst the female population.
The event was concluded with a webinar with the theme, “close the care gap”, Featuring Guest Lecturer, Dr Ashok Singh, a Radiotherapist of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), India. Dr. spoke on the high prevalence of breast cancer in the world, self-examination and the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
He unveiled the preventive measures in the developing stage of cancer in the human body. “Comprehensively, cancer control involves prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment”. He added that raising the awareness of the general public on the breast cancer problem as well as advocating for appropriate policies and programmes are key strategies for cancer control.
Earlier in his opening remark, the workshop conveyor and Dean of School of Science and Information Technology, Dr. A. Senthil Kumar, expressed hope that through this workshop, participants would live by what they had learnt.