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Cancer Events conducted by the Department

Cancer Events conducted by the Department:

  • World Cancer Day was celebrated on every 4th February of the year at Oncology Department OPD, Civil Hospital Shillong.
  • World No Tobacco Day was celebrated on 30th of May via Media communication and in the Hospital.
  • Cancer Survivor Day was celebrated on 6th June of every year in the Hospital premises.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness month celebrated in the month of October every year in the Oncology Department for the cancer patients and their relatives.
  • Cancer Awareness Day is celebrated on 7th November of every year in OPD for the patients and their relatives.
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Do's and Don’ts

  • Drink plenty of fluids every day during treatment.
  • Wash , shower or bath as normal during treatment using a simple or baby soap, taking care to pat dry the area being treated, rather than rubbing it.
  • Don't put creams or deodorants on the treated area as these may worsen your skin reaction.


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