Cancer is one of the Leading causes of death in India. It is estimated that there are nearly 2.72 million (27 Lakh) cancer cases at any given point of time, with over 13.2 lakh new cases and more than 8.5 lakh deaths occurring every year due to this disease. (Globocan 2020)
|5 MOST COMMON CANCERS IN INDIA (*Source Globocan 2018)|
|Lip & Oral Cavity||Breast|
|Colorectum||Lip & Oral Cavity|
Over 70% of cases report in advanced stage of the disease, resulting in poor survival. The only way to win battle against cancer is through Prevention & Early Detection. Preventive oncology embraces measures that may be taken to prevent the development or progression of malignant disease. Healthy lifestyle holds the key to cancer prevention. Up to 40% of all cancers can be prevented by avoiding tobacco and adopting other healthy habits. Regular screening helps detect many cancers in early stages, when they can be treated successfully. Department of Preventive Oncology primarily focuses on creating awareness among the public about the need to screen for early detection of cancer. Department provides screening for three most common cancers (Breast, Cervix, and Oral cancers) at highly subsidized rates in the OPD and totally free of cost through community based cancer detection camps. If clinically or through test report we detect any pre-cancerous case in adopted locations.
Beside regular free camps about 10-12/month RGCIRC uses the platform of these special days to create awareness among masses.
Camps are also arranged regularly at schools, colleges, corporate offices, RWA’s etc. to create awareness about regular screening & early detection of cancer.
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