A Breast Cancer Awareness Program at Aligarh conducted by Premier society for health and education at Vaqar Heart Centre and Premier Institute of Medical Sciences, Aligarh. This Breast Cancer Awareness Program was organized by Premier Society for Health and Education. The managing committee members include:Dr Alvira Shah (Secretary), Mr. Arif Ali Khan (Jt. Secretary) and Dr. Swati Sharma is the Treasurer.
According to a research study, Breast cancer has ranked number one cancer among Indian females with age adjusted rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality 12.7 per 100,000 women. Data reports from various latest national cancer registries were compared for incidence, mortality rates. The age adjusted incidence rate of carcinoma of the breast was found as high as 41 per 100,000 women for Delhi, followed by Chennai (37.9), Bangalore (34.4) and Thiruvananthapuram District (33.7). A statistically significant increase in age adjusted rate over time (1982–2014) in all the PBCRs namely Bangalore (annual percentage change: 2.84%), Barshi (1.87%), Bhopal (2.00%), Chennai (2.44%), Delhi (1.44%) and Mumbai (1.42%) was observed. Mortality‐to‐incidence ratio was found to be as high as 66 in rural registries whereas as low as 8 in urban registries. Besides this young age has been found as a major risk factor for breast cancer in Indian women. Breast cancer projection for India during time periods 2020 suggests the number to go as high as 1797900. Better health awareness and availability of breast cancer screening programmes and treatment facilities would cause a favorable and positive clinical picture in the country.
As per another LiveMint report, Breast cancer ranks as the number one cancer among Indian females with rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality of 12.7 per 100,000 women, according to health ministry. India continues to have a low survival rate for breast cancer, with only 66.1% women diagnosed with the disease between 2010 and 2014 surviving, a Lancet study found.
At the Vaqar Heart Center in Aligarh, Society for Cancer Awareness among Indian women and Citizens clinic conducted this Breast Cancer Awareness Program. Dr. Mohsin Raza (senior surgeon), Dr. Farzana Hadi (senior Gynaecologist), Dr. Dilshad Shamsi (Physician), Dr. Shabih Siddiqui (Psychiatrist), Talat Javed (program coordinator) Ruby Shaheem, Alia Zakir, Hasna Khan gave their views and cooperation. Prof Shahid Siddiqui – Principal JNMC and HOD Radiotherapy was the Chief Guest for the Breast Cancer Awareness Program.
The attendees at the Breast Cancer Awareness Program were given a detailed information about the Causes, approach and treatment of Breat Cancer, importance of early detection of breast cancer, and Self examination of breast cancer. The audience included Students of Premier Institute of Allied Health Sciences, staff of Vaqar Heart Centre and members from the general public.