Breast cancer still a taboo

October 18, 2014 4:51 AM

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Breast cancer still a taboo

The Hindu in association with Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation holds an awareness programme at CMR College of Engineering and Technology. Citing the recent example of Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie who had undergone double mastectomy, he explained the pros ands cons of testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and its implications on the society at large.

For these 250 odd engineering students, this was one non-technical class they were glad they did not miss. For, it created immense awareness on the deadliest type of cancer in the country affecting women in just two hours. The Hindu in association with Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation organised ...

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