Today (6th February 2017), Irushadhiya marks world cancer day. The World Cancer Day is officially marked on 4th February. A special assembly was held to acknowledge the occasion. The gathering started with the recitation of holy Quran by Fathimath Shidha Rasheed of 10B.
Our HoD of Science department, Ms.Hidhaya gave a speech about the special day. In her discourse, she stated that the most common cancers of childhood in Maldives are Oral cancer, Skin cancer, Leukemia and Lymphoma. She also mentioned the causes of cancers. She pointed out that the best defenses against all the types of cancers are prevention, awareness and early diagnosis. Though scientists still haven’t found a definite cure for cancer though there treatments. She shared some success stories.