Early Diagnosis Can Help In Treatment Of Breast Cancer, Says Minister

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Early Diagnosis Can Help In Treatment Of Breast Cancer, Says Minister

Anupriya Patel stressed need for creating awareness for prevention and treatment of breast cancer.


New Delhii:  Highlighting the increasing incidence of breast cancer in the country, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel on Friday stressed the need for creating awareness for prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

Inaugurating the 4th Annual Conference of the Breast Imaging Society of India (BISI) at PGIMER, Chandigarh Patel said that increasing incidences are due to lack of awareness regarding breast screening examinations and cancer detection in the advanced stages.

"The Minister regretted that about 50 per cent women with breast cancer are dying in India as compared to 25 per cent breast cancer deaths worldwide.

"She stressed on the role of early diagnosis in prevention and treatment of breast cancer," an official statement quoting the Minister said.

In his inaugural address, N Khandelwal of the institute stressed upon the various challenges related to the early diagnosis of breast cancer and other breast diseases including the large volume of patients, inadequate imaging facilities and lack of availability of trained dedicated radiologists in the field of breast imaging.

About 300 faculty and delegates from India and abroad including a team of members from Society of Breast Imaging, USA are attending the conference.

Earlier Ms Patel praised the "Asha Jyoti: Women's Health Care Mobile Outreach Program" started by the Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, PGIMER, Chandigarh in 2012.


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