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Stress on breast health awareness at Breast Cancer Action Month programme

Stress on breast health awareness at Breast Cancer Action Month programme

IHW Council organised a state panel discussionin collaboration with RAPID: Global Cancer Alliance and Novartis, for a dialogue to address the growing burden of breast cancer with focus on Tamil Nadu. 
Dr. K Krishnaraj, Joint Director, NCD (VBDC), Directorate of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Govt of Tamil Nadu emphasised common training modules on breast awareness for girls in school and mapping of breast cancer cases in the state for better data and research. 

Dr.SelviRadhakrishna, Breast Surgeon and Director, Chennai Breast Centre said, “delay in diagnosis negatively impacts the treatment outcome and hence capacity building of medical practitioners to ensure early diagnosis is a must.” Dr.Arvind Krishnamurthy, Professor and Head, Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar Chennai  awareness should be directed at urban women as they are more prone to breast cancer due to lifestyle changes. The experts  noted it is imperative that women continue the treatment cycle once they are diagnosed with breast cancer after seeking medical intervention as early as possible.