The Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC) observed the Breast Cancer Awareness month by organising a seminar and plantation by breast cancer survivors on its campus here on Saturday.
The programme, inaugurated by president of Senior Police Officers Ladies Club Sandhya Mishra in the presence of Director Prof U R Parija, saw participation of several cancer survivors.
The objective of the programme was to generate awareness on breast cancer and the importance of early detection through regular self-examination and check-ups. “As per Indian Council for Medical Research estimates, around one in 22 women in India are likely to be afflicted by breast cancer while the incidence in the US is one in eight women. The number is growing at an alarming rate in India. Breast cancer is curable if detected in Stage I or II. Thus it is essential to raise awareness among women across all strata so that the condition can be detected early and treated successfully”, Prof and HoD of Radiation Oncology Dr S N Senapati said. Among others, Dr Diptirani Samant of Medical Oncology Department, Prof Dr S S Giri and Prof Padmalaya Devi were present.