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Sahyadri To Have All-Women Clinic

Sakaal Times
07 October 2010
Pune, India

A unique wing for Breast Cancer called ‘Breast Care Clinic’ will be inaugurated by Industrialist Anu Aga on 14th October 2010 at city’s Sahyadri Hospital. For the first time an independent team of women specialist including screening doctor, breast radiologist, breast surgeon, medical oncologist, psychologist and other women staff will run the clinic.

Sahyadri Hospital has initiated a month long awareness campaign on breast cancer. Sahyadri Hospitals Limited will organise the breast cancer month across all its units in Pune, Karad and Nerul in Navi Mumbai.

Addressing the media on Tuesday, Sahyadri Hospital’s Chairman and Managing Director, Dr Charudatta Apte said, "Breast cancer is one of the few cancers that can be diagnosed early by screening and thus can be cured. The cases of breast cancer in India is on the rise and is rapidly becoming the number one cancer in women. This rise is being documented mainly in the metros. Rapid urbanisation, westernisation of lifestyle and lack of awareness, are contributing towards the increase in incidences of the breast cancer in urban India."

"Throughout the month, mammography would be offered free to ladies at Sahyadri Hospital on Karve Road. Any women above 40 should get the mammography screening done as it helps in detecting breast cancer at an early stage,"he added.

  • Breast cancer is attributed to high fat diet, changed lifestyle, no breast feeding, late marriages and hormone–related factors.
  • It is reported that one in 22 women in the major cities of India is likely to suffer from breast cancer during her lifetime.
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