CanSupport conducts Cancer Awareness Session at B L International


Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare advises that if detected early, cancer could be treated at a fraction of the cost that is incurred when diagnosed at an advanced stage. Its mortality rate is also lowered substantially if people report for screening when the earliest symptoms are manifested.

CanSupport launched a wellness initiative for organizations and workplaces with the support of Pfizer, to make people aware about the growing concern around cancer and how we can take preventive measures against cancer and how to take care of cancer patients.

CanSupport organized a cancer awareness session on 17 March, 2020 for the staff of BL International, an apparel & fashion company.

The awareness session was aimed at explaining the major causes of cancer such as smoking, alcohol intake, tobacco consumption, lack of exercise, and sedentary lifestyle that are prevalent among urban population.

CanSupport’s Dr. Apala conducted the session, she emphasized that according to a study, it is estimated that a woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India. The usage of tobacco accounted for 3,17,928 deaths (approx) in men and women in 2018. She explained how one can prevent and minimize the risk of cancer by proactively going for regular check-ups.

More than 135 staff were made aware about cancer through this session. CanSupport would like to thank Deepak Aggarwal, Owner, Naresh Grewal, Manager HR and Admin and Niharika, Employee Welfare Incharge for their support in organizing the session.