Dona Paula: The 11th edition of Indian Breast Cancer Survivors Conference was inaugurated on 1st October at International Center, Donapaula Panaji, the two day conference currently underway is attended by eminent oncologists, doctors and cancer survivors from Mumbai, Pune and Goa.
Chief guest for the event Mrs Sulakshana Sawant, in her inaugural speech expressed gratitude towards the determination showed by the participants to win over disease like cancer, she further explained that while we all are living a fast paced life it is utmost important to have a work-life balance.
Mrs Deveika Bojwani, Vice President of Women’s Cancer Initiative, Tata Memorial Hospital congratulated the participants for showing resilience and setting an example in the society which will motivate fellow cancer patients.
Guest of Honour for the function, Dr Victoria Chowgule, in her emotional address to the members explained her tryst with cancer, Dr Chowgule opined that the first hand account dealing with the disease has only helped in strengthening the willpower and endurance.
Dr Mandar Nadkarni a noted Surgical oncologist from Mumbai in his keynote address explained the various intricacies of cancer treatment and management.
Dr Shekhar Salkar, Oncologist from Goa and instrumental in organising the conference, emphasised the importance of early detection of cancer, he added that approximately 1500 cases of various cancers are detected each year in Goa, and early detection can save lives, Dr Salkar also expressed gratitude towards all members for attending the conference in large numbers.
The two day conference is being attended by 35 participants from Mumbai, 45 members from Pune and 25 members from
Goa, the scientific sessions shall be covering various topics related to cancer management, treatment and rehabilitation.
The event is organised by Nag foundation, GOKARMA Oncology Association and Women Cancer Initiative, Tata Memorial Hospital .