CAN SUR VIVE 8

Date: 25 February, 2018

8th CAN SUR VIVE program was held on 25th February 2018 at Lanka Hospitals Colombo. There were over 175 survivors of Breast and Gynaecological cancers. The survivors were enlightened on 'Responsibilities of a Survivor' by Dr Suraj Perera, Consultant Community Physician from National Cancer Control Program. Dr (Mrs) Nimalika Fernando, who has survived breast cancer revealed how she coped up with the diagnosis and treatment alone without the support of immediate family members and motivated the others to face the reality with confidence. Rev Sister Lynette Perera, another survivor’s inspirational speech touched the emotional aspect of survivorship and highlighted the targets and goals in life. Presentation on Familial risk of cancer was discussed by Dr Wasantha Ratnayake, Consultant Oncologist from National Cancer Institute Maharagama. Mr Gnanapala, Physical Instructor trained all the participants on daily 45 minutes exercising program for better health and active life style.

Presenters:

Dr. Naomal Perera
Dr. Suraj Perera
Dr (Mrs). Nimalika Fernando
Rev. Sister Lynette Perera
Dr. Wasantha Ratnayake
Mr. Gnanapala

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