United Way Mumbai, an NGO working on health issues in Mumbai, has started a fortnight long campaign for building awareness on Lung Cancer, in collaboration with city hospitals. The campaign is being run to commemorate World No Tobacco Day on the May 31 and will culminate on June 1.
United Way Mumbai’s kiosk, set up at various hospitals is manned by a trained team who give out information about lung cancer, its causes, risk factors, prevention, and municipal hospitals offering treatment, etc. to visitors. Communication material has been developed in multiple languages and is being displayed and distributed at the hospitals. The aim is to identify and bridge the gaps in awareness regarding lung cancer. With an increase in knowledge about the disease, patients can seek appropriate treatment. Furthermore, with awareness regarding its causes, people can avoid getting lung cancer.