As part of Snehita's Breast Cancer awareness activities a Breast Cancer screening and awareness camp was held on 13.10.2018 at Puthiyathura , a coastal Hamlet in Thiruvananthapuram.. This is the second camp conducted by Snehita in October, the month of Breast Cancer Awareness..
A panel of 3 Doctors and 15 well trained Snehita volunteers screened around 50 women who attended the camp..Two were detected to have suspicious lesions and were advised for immediate clinical follow up.. Instructions were given on doing self breast examination and regular periodical check ups at health clinics.Doctors and volunteers patiently listened to the health related problems of the public and offered solutions..
The camp started at 9.30AM with an awareness session by Dr.Reji Jose , Medical Director , Snehita .She said that one of the reasons for increase in incidence of Breast Cancer mortality is that Women are not aware of how to safeguard their Breasts. Self breast examination and periodic clinical breast screening are two cost effective methods to reduce incidence of Breast cancer mortality .Snehita steps in as a helping hand in this regard ..By offering quality clinical breast screening service and conducting screening camps Snehita educates the public and helps them reach the right hands at the right time..
After the awareness session screening camp started and functioned until 2.30 pm..