- Breast Imaging Society, India (BISI) declared 30th October as National Mammography day in India.
- Breast Cancer survival for women in India was recorded to be 60%.
- In 2018, 1, 62, 468 new cases were registered, and 87,090 deaths were recorded.
THDNewsDesk, New Delhi: Breast Imaging Society, India (BISI) declared 30th October as National Mammography day in India through a virtual meeting established at AIIMS Delhi. It is a journey to celebrate International Breast cancer awareness month and grow awareness of the disease, routine screening, and early diagnosis. In 2018, a record on Breast Cancer data registered 1, 62, 468 new cases, and 87, 090 deaths were, recorded. The odds of survival get fainter as the stage of cancer progresses. After detection, it is discerned, more than 50% of Indian women battle from phase 3 and 4 of breast cancer. Breast Cancer survival for women in India was recorded to be 60%. It is 20% less in ratio to 80% in the U.S.
The event was conducted by the distinguished guests and members of the Breast Imaging Society, India (BISI)
The team included:
- Dr N Khandelwal- President,
- Dr. Jyoti Arora General – Secretary,
- BISI, Dr. Col. Pant – Founder, President of BISI
- Dr. Bijal Jhankaria from Mumbai,
- Dr. Madhavi Chandra – Sr. Consultant, SGRI
- Dr. Smriti, Professor in Radiology, AIIMS
- Dr. Jwala Srikala from Kims Hyderabad
While discussing the attendee’s Dr. N Khandelwal, President, BISI, stated, “It’s a big day in the history of Breast Imaging Society, India to announce 30th October as National Mammography Day. The idea is to generate awareness for regular breast screening for early detection of breast cancer-a killer disease in our country”.
Dr. Jyoti Arora, General Secretary, BISI, stated, “I am privileged to be associated with the launch of National mammography day on the BISI platform. With everyone’s support, we can show every woman that her life is important. By working together, we can inspire hope that she need not lose her breast to this deadly cancer, but she can lose cancer by early detection and regular screening mammography. National Mammography Day would be a reminder to her to take this small step towards her healthy future”.
During the lighting ceremony, at AIIMS Dr. Smriti Hari, Professor Radiology, stated, “This Day will play a very vital role in creating awareness about mammography and going forward we will also plan mammography camps, talks, sessions, and awareness through social media platforms not only on this day but throughout the year.”
Dr. Madhavi Chandra from SGRI, New Delhi, stated, “Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths amongst women in India, and the Covid19 Pandemic does not change that fact. Women over 40 need to continue to have their mammograms once a year to detect cancers early and save lives. Today, 30th October is being celebrated as the “National Mammography Day” by the Breast Imaging Society, India, to drive home this important message. Don’t delay; get a mammogram today.”
Through this virtual platform, doctors had scientific conferences to address the cause. The journey to increase awareness about Breast Cancer begins here. The doctor believes that primary detection is the only way for the best protection.