VIA Lady Entrepreneurs’ Wing conducted a Session on “Breast Cancer Awareness” by Dr. Rohini Patil recently under the able chairmanship of Poonam Lala, Chairperson of VIA LEW.
The session was initiated by Past Chairperson, Anjali Gupta.
VIA LEW Chairperson Poonam Lala gave the detailed information about the upcoming Women’s Day Program which highlights Award for Women Entrepreneurs from various sectors across Vidharbha to be held on 10th of March 2022.
VIALEW taking new initiative for women entrepreneurs, four new Women Entrepreneurs namely Ankita Sarda, Geetika Bhatia, Manisha Agrawal and Vidyut Ingole.
Gave their formal introduction about their business ventures.
Project Director Mrs Saniya Ramchandani gave the introduction about the Guest Speaker Dr. Rohini Patil and VIA-LEW Chairperson welcomed her by bouquet.
Proceeding towards the session Dr. Rohini Patil shared very informative knowledge about the Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer for women not only in India but also globally. It is seen that every coming year the incidence of breast cancer is increasing. The most worrying part it’s increased incidence in younger age groups where it is more aggressive. The survival rate in our country is still low and the reason is lack of awareness for breast cancer and the screening done for its early detection. For breast cancer early detection is the best protection. The session was held to increase the awareness of breast cancer signs and symptoms, what are the risk factors, what are the options of screening for early detection. Members were also made aware of how to decrease the risk for developing breast cancer. Sleep pattern, blue/white light exposure at night and body fat content as an risk factor were eye opener for the majority.
Emphasis was given on breast self-examination which should be done monthly by every woman starting from 20 years and to be continued lifelong. It’s no cost tool to know your own self.
Members were appealed to undergo regular yearly mammography from age 40 years. Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer was also explained in short.
Lastly, queries from the audience were answered.
Project Directors Anjali Gupta & Saniya Ramchamdani conducted the program in grand manner. VIA LEW Advisory committee members namely Sarla Kamdar, Prafullata Rode, Madhubala Singh, Sarita Pawar, Immediate Past President Manisha Bawankar, Past Presidents Saeeda Haque, Chitra Parate, Y. Ramani, Neelam Bowade, Vandana Sharma, Shachi Malik, Reeta Lanjewar, Vice Presidents Indu Kshirsagar, Treasurer Yogita Deshmukh, PRO Poonam Gupta, included in large number of participants and a large number on Zoom & facebook. Shikha Khare of VIA LEW proposed a vote of thanks.