Bengaluru – Benguluru now has a ‘no touch no pain’ breast cancer screening process to encourage more women to undergo this test.
Rotary Bangalore Palmville has launched the Pink Express, a mobile breast cancer screening centre equipped with breast cancer screening equipment which will use thermal imaging to screen breast cancer in women.
Rotary has partnered with a Bengaluru-based Sakra World Hospital to undertake the initiative. While the Rotary is funding all the medical equipment for the Pink Express, Sakra Hospital is providing the doctors and medical technicians to conduct these camps.
The Pink Express will travel to parts of Rural Bangalore, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to do the camps. The technology will also be able to detect abnormalities even below the age group of 40 years.
“Breast Cancer is the biggest killer among women in India today. While in western countries the survival rates in breast cancer over the years has become progressively very high, sadly in India it is still woefully low. This is primarily due to lack of awareness and periodic screening as a result of which majority of the cases get detected in stage 3 or stage 4,” Takashi Maki, MD of Sakra World Hospital said.
“We are very happy to launch this initiative as a part of Rotary International’s global focus on Healthcare,” RiteshGoel, president at the Rotary said.