BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER
The main factors that influence breast cancer are simply being a woman and getting older. It is important to talk to your doctor about your specific risks for breast cancer.
Breast cancer screening is important because it can detect breast cancer earlier when it is easier to treat.
There are different tests available to screen for breast cancer; however, a mammogram is the most common. It is important to talk to your doctor about when and how you should be screened for breast cancer.
All women are at risk for cervical cancer and it occurs most commonly in women over age 30.
Cervical cancer is caused by infections from certain types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests and a vaccine to prevent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) are available. It is important to talk to your doctor about your risk for cervical cancer and when and how frequently you should be screened.
When breast and cervical cancers are found early, they are highly treatable and associated with long survival.
To raise awareness of and increase breast and cervical cancer screening among rural women living in India.
How we get there
Through our Gujarat Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Project, we educate rural Indian women about breast and cervical cancer and provide screening through rural community health centers to save lives.
Engage rural Indian women through educating them on how breast and cervical cancer can affect their lives and how screening can improve their health and quality of life.
Train village health workers to counsel and screen women for breast and cervical cancer.