The objective behind introducing this extraordinary digital campaign is to spread awareness among Gen X and Z for the need of breast self-examination
The oncology team at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital unveil the campaign poster to launch the digital SelfE campaign
BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital launched a novel digital campaign #SelfE this World Cancer Day (Feb 4th), to encourage regular breast self-examination for early detection of breast cancer. With a growing concern of this disease among women globally, the hospital’s oncology team took a step to spread awareness among all generation. Encouraging the idea of one #SelfE in the digital platform will not only promote self-examination but will encourage people in every household to modify their lifestyle for a better tomorrow.
The objective behind introducing this extraordinary digital campaign is to spread awareness among Gen X and Z for the need of breast self-examination. They will be the torch bearers, addressing the growing concern and spreading the need to modify their unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one by adopting a more conducive diet and routine physical exercise. This campaign will be active on Instagram, encouraging women to take selfie showing self-love tagging #SelfE. This will also create a platform to inspire and be inspired to bravely fight against breast cancer and spread a message of a simple breast self-examination every day. One out of 8 women is likely to have invasive breast cancer during their life and by encouraging early detection of breast cancer increases survival rates by 95%.
Dr Monika Pansari, Surgical Oncologist (Breast and Gynaec Specialist, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital: The reason behind introducing the campaign in the digital platform is due to lack of awareness and increase in cases of breast cancer in India and globally. It is hard to diagnose breast cancer unless routine self-breast examination is performed, or routine checks ups are done.”
The risk factors including smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol, family history, late marriages and avoiding breast feeding can cause breast cancer. The treatment of the disease is planned based on the stage of the cancer and the early you detect the challenge will be less.
The campaign will be launched on Instagram by the expert team of oncologists including Dr Mathangi (Radiation Oncologist), Dr Monika Pansari (Surgical Oncologist), Dr Rajeev Vijaykumar (Medical Oncologist), Dr Karthik K Prasad (Surgical Oncologist), Dr Nataraj Naidu (Surgical Oncologist), Dr Prerana Nesargi (Paediatric Oncologist) followed by the breast cancer survivors who bravely fought against the disease and will post ways for early detection. Along with the campaign the cancer care centre is offering screening packages at nominal rates for women who find any suspicious indications while doing a self-exam and wants to consult an oncologist for further discussion.
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