Early detection of breast cancer increases survival rate by 95 per cent
BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital has launched a women's cancer care centre –an all-inclusive women-led centre to provide cancer care for women.
According to the recent ICMR report, breast cancer is the number one cancer among Indian women and in 2018 over 1.5 lakh new breast cancer cases were detected. It has been observed that one out of two women with breast cancer die within 5 years due to delay in diagnosis.
Dr Monika Pansari, Senior Surgical Oncologist, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital said “Breast cancer is becoming a concern among women. One out of eight women is likely to have invasive breast cancer in the course of their life. However, early detection of breast cancer increases survival rates by 95%.”
She added, “women in urban areas have the advantage compared to the rural population as they can access medical facilities.’’
The event was chaired by Dr Monika Pansari (Surgical Oncologist), Dr Mathangi (Radiation Oncologist) and Dr Rajeev (Medical Oncologist).
In India, women feel uncomfortable talking or discussing their illness and symptoms with their families and doctors. Hence, the hospital decided to launch a Women’s Cancer Care Center giving women a comfortable space to undergo treatment for all types of cancer. The team ran a month-long free breast examination for all women, along with the tips and techniques to self-examine the disease.
Sandeep Kumar, CEO, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital said, “It is hard to pinpoint the cause of the disease, however there are a few risk factors including sedentary lifestyle, alcohol consumption, obesity among youngsters and poor dietary intake.”
“It is believed that the mortality rate due to Breast cancer in India spiked due to lack of awareness, late diagnosis and lack of screening programmes.”
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