Observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, HCG Cancer Centre launched a breast cancer awareness initiative to fight against cancer.
As a part of the initiative, the hospital will be conducting a month-long free mammogram screening for women.
It will light up over 40 iconic statues on the beach road in Pink for four nights starting from 30th September to 3rd October 2022.
The guest of honour Sri Golagani Hari Venkata Kumari, Mayor of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), and Sri launched the awareness initiative.
Akkaramani Vijaya Nirmala, Chairperson, Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA), in the presence of Dr. VVS Prabhakar, Medical Head, and Dr. Aditya Kaura, Chief Operating Officer, HCG Cancer Center Visakhapatnam.
More than two lakh women in India were projected to have been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, according to the National Cancer Registry Program Report.
According to estimates, about 76,000 deaths occurred. In 2025, the number of cases is estimated to exceed 2.3 lakh.
“Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer in India. It is important to educate women on the rising incidences of breast cancer, primarily because of a lack of awareness and care. Early detection plays an important role in breast cancer treatment. An initiative like free mammograms will benefit women, especially those above 40 years.HCG’s goal is to “inspire more women to seek breast screenings and educate them on breast cancer risk reduction and cure.”Dr. Aditya Kaura, Chief Operating Officer, HCG Cancer Center Visakhapatnam, said,
With these awareness camps, the hospital urges more and more people to come forward and get checked for symptoms and treatment options.
Cancer treatment success depends on the disease’s stage, among other factors.
The free mammogram screening will be open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday, at the HCG hospital premises.
HCG Cancer Centre, Visakhapatnam