Cancer awareness: Doctors present Yakshagana

Cancer awareness: Doctors present Yakshagana

Doctors and amateur Yakshagana artistes presented an Yakshagana, in Mangaluru on Sunday.

Doctors from various hospitals, along with Yakshagana artistes, presented a Yakshagana — “Arbudasura Garvabhangha” to create awareness on cancer among the public.

The programme was organised by the Department of Hematology and Oncology, KMC Hospital, along with Lions Club Kadri Hills, Mangaluru, the Indian Medical Association, Mangaluru, and Association of Medical Consultants, Mangaluru.

The prasanga (story) of the Yakshagana is written by Sathyamurthy Aithal, a senior surgeon and an amateur Yakshagana artiste, and Dr Annayya Kulal. Songs have been written by Nithyananda Karantha Polali. Of the 22 characters, majority of them were performed by doctors, along with amateur Yakshagana artistes.

Expo at Kadri Park

As a part of ‘World Cancer Day’, the KMC Hospitals in Mangaluru created awareness on cancer through an exhibition at Kadri Park in Mangaluru.

Dr Prashanth, consultant hematologist, KMC Hospitals, Mangaluru, said “Awareness is key when it comes to cancer as there are a number of myths associated with the deadly disease. When diagnosed with cancer, fear is the first thing that comes to our mind.”

As many as 102 pictorial posters offered basic information on cancer. A team of eight doctors provided information on cancer to the visitors at the park.

The pictorial posters will be placed at the park for the next three days. The posters explained all about the symptoms of cancer, treatment, life style, and food habits that cause cancer and so on.