A recent report published by India’s National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP) estimates that the number of cancer cases is likely to increase from 1.4 million in 2020 to 1.6 million by 2025
Out of all the types of cancers, breast cancer has become a major health concern across Indian cities, as it accounts for more than a fourth of all female cancers.
In India, younger women are affected (average age 40-42yrs) as compared to an average age of 55-60 years in the west. Hence, awareness of breast cancer, its symptoms, early detection, regular self-breast examination, the importance of early diagnosis and prompt treatment remains essential.
With many women in Nagpur's poorest communities unaware of the early signs of breast cancer and unable to access timely screening, WIN's breast screening program couldn't be more vital.
Taking screening to the heart of these communities ensures that the city's poorest get checked.