A recent screening program with the IBE was held at the village of Talegeao, Wardha. Women in this village are primarily farm labourers and usually reluctant to leave the fields where they work. To entice them for screening we added a free medical check-up into the program.
Usha discussed the significance of screening for breast and cervical cancer, explaining to those present, that 95% of cases referred to WIN for help are advanced cases, usually abandoned by their husbands once the disease deteriorates.
At the beginning of the program the women were unable to recognise the early signs of breast cancer, but by the end of the day they left with a great understanding of the disease and the need for continued screening.