Friday, August 19, 2022

Health awareness cum screening camp held in Kma

Hundreds of women were screened for breast and cervical cancer during a health awareness cum breast and cervical cancer screening camp held on July 23 at Mount Olive College, Kohima.
A press release by Dr. K&T Keditsu Foundation informed that the camp was organised by Kohima Sümi Totimi Hoho (KSTH) and Dr. K & T Keditsu Foundation under their initiative, the Women’s Health Oncology Lifestyle Endeavour (WH.O.LE) project sponsored by Dr. K&T Keditsu Foundation in partnership with Healthcare Laboratory and Research Center (HLRC), Kohima, and Maxcare Diagnostic Centre, Kohima.
The release informed that over 330 women attended the camp and underwent free cervical cancer screening with pap smear and HPV DNA testing, free clinical breast examination, free ultrasound scans, and free breast scan with Braster Pro.
The camp was assisted by 40 volunteers from KSTH, 45 medical personnel and support staff from PNH and HLRC participated in the camp, with contributions from senior gynaecologist Dr. Kezevituo Keditsu, managing trustee Dr. K&T Foundation, Dr. Toshevi Sema Keditsu (MBBS), and chief pathologist HLRC, Dr. V Khamo (MD). Prior to the health camp, a comprehensive educational session was conducted with lectures on “common gynaecological problems and menopause” by Dr. Thejavinuo K. Keditsu (MD ObGyn), “cancers in women” by Dr. Keduovinuo Keditsu (MS MRCS MCh), “Lifestyle modifications and awareness on diabetes & hypertension” by Dr. Keneilhoulie Medom (MD), and “understanding mental health” by clinical psychologist, Themmungla Raman Longkumer.

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