The Gujarat Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Project
India Breast and Cervical Cancer Facts
There has been a steady increase in the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer in India and these cancers are being discovered at a later stage.
India accounts for one-quarter of the worldwide burden of cervical cancers.
Estimates suggest that cervical cancer will occur in approximately 1 in 53 Indian women during their lifetime compared with 1 in 100 women in more developed regions of the world.
Fifty percent of cancer deaths in women in India are due to breast and cervical cancer.
We created the Gujarat Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Project to educate rural Indian women about breast and cervical cancer and provide screening through rural community health centers to save lives.
Our project has successfully educated more than 2,300 women about breast and cervical cancer during village meetings in rural communities. We have screened more than 2,000 rural Indian women for breast and cervical cancer.