Cancer Screening Program.
Cancer screening is a vital tool in cutting down the ever increasing global cancer burden. Effective screening helps in early detection of cancer, his in turns result in early treatment which can result in excellent prognosis.
As of 2019, we have conducted 3 dedicated health camps to screen for breast cancer. In these camps over 500 patients were screened for breast cancer by clinical breast examination. Among them around 30 patients were detected with suspicious growth and were promptly referred to higher centers for further evaluation.
These camps were organized in urban slumps and in rural villages where healthcare facilities are hard to come by. Along with cancer screening, the patients were offered medical advice and prescriptions for other complains. The patients and their relatives were also briefed on various aspects of cancer awareness.