The Indian Cancer Society strongly believes that “Many Cancers are treatable, when detected early.”
Screening looks for early signs of cancer or pre-cancerous conditions before any symptoms appear. It can help spot cancers at an early stage, when treatment is more likely to be successful and the chances of survival are much better. Hence, screening has been the core objective of our Cancer Screening program.
The three most commonly occurring cancers in India are those of the breast, uterine cervix and lip/oral cavity. Together, they account for approximately 35% of all cancers in India, and constitute a public health priority. Screening is effective in the prevention and early detection of Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer and Oral Cancer.
Objective of Cancer Screening
- To conduct a specialized check-up for males and females mainly in the underprivileged segment.
- Create awareness about cancer, its risk factors, importance of cancer detection in the early stage along with need of regular screening.
We also create awareness aboutCancer Insurance Policiesand their benefits.
The screening camps are conducted in urban and rural areas of India to mainly to cover vulnerable and underprivileged section of the population as well as others.
The examination is conducted by qualified medical personnel and technicians of the Indian Cancer Society.
The following tests and examinations are conducted at the camps
- Complete Oral Examination for men and women
- Clinical breast examination and gynaecological examination
- Pap smear for women
- Mammography for women over 45 years or postmenopausal women
Individual Reports of the Screening camp are sent to the beneficiaries within 15 working days. In case of suspected cases, a call is made to the individuals requesting them to undergo further examination at a hospital. ICS ensures follow-up in order to take maximum number of suspect cases to a logical conclusion. Assistance is provided for the same.
Screening camps conducted
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