Mumbai, October 19, 2016: Actresses Sunny Leone and Taapsee Pannu, and filmmaker Divya Khosla Kumar have shot for a campaign video to promote breast cancer awareness.
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The campaign, by digital media channel AurDikhao, conveys the message “#DetectToDefeat” across to the audience.
“We women need to be aware of our body and know that detection is better than cure. Two minutes self test is all you need to do! When the team approached me with this concept, I was absolutely up for it because I want women and men to be aware that breast cancer is curable if detected at an early stage” Taapsee said in a statement.
Other popular celebrities who are a part of this campaign include Sunidhi Chauhan, Neeti and Shakti Mohan, Poonam Pandey, Priya Bapat, Divyanka Tripathi, Disha Parmar, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Sargun Mehta and Gaurav Gera (Chutki). (IANS)
Long-term night shift work among women increased the risk of cancer by 19%.
A meta-analysis using using international data from 61 articles comprising 114,628 cancer cases and 3,909,152 participants.
These studies found an association between long-term night shift work and risk of 11 types of cancer.
Women who work overnight have a comparatively high risk of developing cancer than women who do not, say researchers. An analysis of international data has confirmed an association between night-shifts and cancer.
“Our study indicates that night shift work serves as a risk factor for common cancers in women,” said Xuelei Ma, co-author of the study from West China Medical Center of Sichuan University in Chengdu, China.