Mysuru: As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, HCG Bharath Hospital and Institute of Oncology, will be offering free screening camp and 50 per cent discount on mammography screening test on every Saturday of this month (October) between 10am and 1pm.
Dr Y S Madhavi, Senior Radiation Oncologist, HCG BHIO said “Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
A mammogram- the screening test for breast cancer can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. Hence to commemorate Breast Cancer Month, Bharath Hospital and Institute of Oncology will be giving a 50 percent discount on Mammography test.
“With it being the most common type of cancer in women, breast cancer accounts for 14% of cancers in Indian women. It is reported that with every four minutes, an Indian woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is on the rise, both in rural and urban India. Cancer survival becomes more difficult in higher stages of its growth, the majority of Indian women with breast cancer present in advanced stages. Women can self-diagnose their condition and know of the presence of lumps or masses that suggest cancerous outgrowths. The very reason for a low breast cancer survival rate of women in India accounts from its lack of awareness and poor early screening and diagnosis ratess’ added Dr Madhavi.
Camps and awareness programmes are also arranged at Hebbal Park on October 8, Cheluvamba Park on October 15, Kukkarahalli Lake on October 22 and Lingabudhi lake on Oct 29.
Those interested can also undergo a Mammography test on all Saturdays of October month between 10 am and 1pm.
For registration and for further details contact Mob: 9880394712 or 9945433300”.
– Team Mysoorunews