Breast cancer reportedly has a 90% recovery rate, if detected early.
The Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow has launched a pilot project for the early detection and prevention of breast cancer in women. Under this initiative, women of Mohanlalganj tehsil in Lucknow will be immediately sent for treatment if cancer is identified. Run exclusively at the PGI, the project is pegged to bolster the recovery rate of cancer. Breast cancer can be cured in about 90% of cases if detected early.
PGI launches cancer awareness, check-up and counselling programme
A special team of medical officers and medical students from hospitals across Lucknow will be deployed to implement this one-of-a-kind project. This project is set to include breast cancer check-ups as part of regular yearly tests to ensure early detection. Usually, this type of cancer is very common in women and is usually identified at an advanced stage.
Besides, the PGI will also expand the campaign base to detect cervical cancer in patients. Several measures such as awareness camps, check-ups and counselling will be provisioned for women of the Mondhanlalganj tehsil, for the next 2 years, regarding the same.
As informed by the SGPGI Director Dr. RK Dhiman, this campaign has been initiated as breast and cervical cancer, are the two most prevalent cancers among women. This project will make sure that women are educated about the causes and symptoms of the disorders for detection in the nascent stages. It will also help to bring down cancer toll in the city as well adjoining rural regions.