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Evaluation of non communicable disease control pilot programme of National Rural Health Mission in Thiruvananthapuram district

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as a major public health challenge in India and more so in Kerala. Realizing this, NRHM conducted a pilot intervention programme in Neyyattinkara Taluk of Thiruvananthapuram district through the existing health system. A process evaluation of the pilot programme can bring out unbiased gaps in the implementation and necessary modification can be suggested.[...]


'Do not wait for a lump to appear'

breast lump is detected in up to 15% of cases where the mammo-gram is reported as normal; on Clinical Breast Examination by an expert. Herein lies the importance of a proper physical examination. It is to be noted that detection at an early stage alone doesn't guarantee cure.[...]


Usefulness of Gail model Breast cancer Risk assessment tool in estimating the risk for development of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the commonest cancer among females in the state of Kerala,India.Gail et al. model is considered the best available means for estimating an individual woman's risk of developing breast cancer.[...]

International Surgery Journal

Empowering the community for early detection of cancer

Cancer is an emerging health problem in India. Breast, cervical and oral cancers are curable provided they are detected at an early stage. The best way to fight cancer is early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. [...]

A case control study

Reproductive factors and breast cancer risk

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among the women of Kerala, Oestrogen exposure to breast has been explained as the association of Reproductive factors as risk factors for breast cancer.[...]

Preventive and Therapeutic Medicine


The mention of cancer still send chills down the spine of most people. This happens because it is deemed to be a death sentence. Globally, there were an estimated 14.1million new cases and 8.2 million deaths from cancer in 2012 and as a single entity, the biggest cause of mortality(1). Cancer cases worldwide are forecast to rise by 75% and reach close to 25 million over[...]

Publications for Snehita

Breast Cancer Awareness and Screening: A New Approach

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among the women of India and Kerala. Around 5000 cases of breast cancer occur in Kerala yearly, and a third of these patients are treated at the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Thiruvananthapuram[...]

Original Research Article

The Effectiveness of Early Clinical Exposure and e-Learning in Teaching Anatomy

The primary objective of this study was to determine if Early Clinical Exposure (ECE) and E-learning can be effective alternative methods of teaching anatomy for the first-year medical students. Secondary objectives were to [...]

Academic Medical Journal of India

Risk Factors of Breast Cancer in Kerala, India - A Case Control Study

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women in Kerala state of India. This study tried to determine the strength of association of known risk factors of Breast Cancer among women in Kerala. An unmatched Case control study was conducted at Regional Cancer Center, Thiruvananthapuram, among 660 newly detected breast cancer patients admitted for surgery during 2003-2004 and 920 controls selected from the hospital and community.[...]