JAMMU, Sep 15: Mouth Cancer Awareness Day (MCAD) was observed in the Department Of Public Health Dentistry at Institute of Dental Sciences, Jammu on the lines of an annual campaign being run by the Mouth Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Group of IRELAND.
The Principal of the college, DR. SARBJEET SINGH was present on the occasion accompanied by all HODs , interns and final year students of the institute who participated in the awareness programme.
Various speakers took part in the programme who highlighted the public and professional awareness of mouth head & neck Cancer and the link between alcohol and these cancers. Promote early detection and encourage earlier presentation with signs and concerns about mouth head and neck cancer to improve potential outcomes.
A skit was also staged by the final year students showing the harmful effects of alcohol and tobacco related products leading to Oral Cancer.
Few patients were also in the programme who were later given informative pamphlets. Programme was culminated by vote of thanks which was presented by DR ESHA BALI Head , Department of Public Health Dentistry.