Sep 9, 2016: C.V. Raman Science Society of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya organized a workshop on the topic Gynecological problems in young girls. Dr. Vandana Aggarwal of Mahajan Carewell Hospital, Kapurthala Road delivered a lecture on the topic. Incharge C.V. Raman Science Society Dr. Neelam Sharma and Co-Incharge Dr. Seema Marwaha welcomed the guest.
In her talk, Dr. Vandana Aggarwal said that 19% women population is screened for cervical cancer every year while breast cancer stands first as cancer of developed countries. For cervical cancer, PAP Smear test is commonly used to diagnose HPV (Human Papiloma Virus) which is responsible for cervical cancer. However, this cancer can be cured nowadays as vaccination for this is available which can be administered to girls after attaining the age of 9 years. Given in 3 doses and upto 85% protection is assured.
She further added that the risk of breast cancer can be decreased by 15% by doing breast feeding. It also helps in weight loss and an emotional bonding with the child is established. Women should control their weight, develop good food habits, do exercise daily, avoid hormonal pill, smoking and drinking. It also helps in reducing cancer risk of all types.
Students had lot of queries which were patiently answered by Dr. Vandana Aggarwal. Principal Prof. Dr. Mrs. Ajay Sareen congratulated the organizers and said that awareness among young girls regarding their own health is the need of the hour.
On this occasion, a poster competition on ‘Health and Nutrition’ was also organized which was judged by Mrs. Jyoti Kaul, Dr. Meena Sharma, Mr. Harpreet Singh. Deepanjali and Deepanjali of B.Sc.III BT got first prize, Swati Kalia of B.Sc.III BT got second, Swati of B.Sc. Non-Med. I got third prize, Vaishali of B.Sc. I Med. got consolation prize. Dr. Aparna, Dr. Shaveta Chauhan, Mrs. Saloni, Mrs. Geeta, Mrs. Asha Gupta and other faculty members of science were also present. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Seema Marwaha. Dr. Ekta Khosla conducted the stage. Dr. Anjana Bhatia hold the interactive session.