ANHLGT organised a Breast Cancer Awareness Program

Dr. Sangeeta Maini demonstrating early detection of the cancer

ANHLGT organised a Breast Cancer Awareness Program on 25th April, 2015 at the MCD park sector 6, Dwarka, New Delhi. Dr. Sangeeta Maini, Program Director, Riannov Consultants and Ms. Alpana Sudan, Breast Care Officer, Bensups Hospital conducted a workshop. They discussed about the risk factors, symptoms and early detection methods of breast cancer. They explained few detection techniques like Breast Self-Examination (BSE), Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) and Mammographic Screening. There team demonstrated how to detect early cancer. Dr. Alpana told that according to World Health Organisation (WHO) 2012 report, in India, 1 out of 2 women with breast cancer dies. In India, the major factors of concern and for a reduced survival rate are:

1. Delayed reporting/presentation of breast cancer for medical help.
2. Lack of awareness and practice of Breast Self-Examination (BSE) to detect breast cancer.
3. Increasing incidence of breast cancer in the age group 25 to 40 years.
4. Lack of deployment of affordable technologies for regular screening for breast cancer.