CII IWN Madhya Pradesh Chapter – Health Awareness Session


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As part of health and wellness vertical, to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month, IWN organized a session on breast cancer awareness at IES group of institutions Bhopal.

Speakers for session were Dr Kavita Ghadale, Gynecologist , National Hospital, Bhopal and Dr Amita Singh, Nutritionist, National Hospital Bhopal. Dr Ghadale explained in brief the causes, self examination techniques, reasons, symptoms and different tests for cancer like mammography, biopsy etc .

She explained that breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. This cancer forms in either the lobules or the ducts of the breast. Lobules are the glands that produce milk, and ducts are the pathways that bring the milk from the glands to the nipple. Cancer can also occur in the fatty tissue or the fibrous connective tissue within your breast. Women having cancer history in their maternal family have chance of developing breast cancer so they should take precautions and do regular self examination of breast and visit their doctor regularly in order to avoid last stage diagnosis of disease. Dr Amita Singh suggested participants to have a healthy and balanced diet to keep themselves away from danger of cancer.

The following foods are considered part of a healthful diet in general, and they may help to prevent the development or progression of breast cancer :

  • a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.
  • foods rich in fiber, such as whole grains, beans, and legumes.
  • low-fat milk and dairy products.

She also emphasized on the inclusion of turmeric in diet. Studies have shown that at least one teaspoon of turmeric powder should be part of daily diet. She added, No food or diet can prevent you from getting breast cancer. But some foods can make your body the healthiest it can be, boost your immune system, and help keep your risk for breast cancer as low as possible.

Research has shown that getting the nutrients you need from a variety of foods, especially fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, can make you feel your best and give your body the energy it needs.