Alexis Multispeciality Hospital’s breast cancer awareness drive

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Oct 2017 09:50:36


 

Business Bureau,

ALEXIS Multispeciality Hospital in association with the Indian Cancer Society launched the ‘Pink It Now’ campaign to promote early detection and prevention of breast cancer. The month of October is celebrated as the breast cancer awareness month and Alexis Multispeciality Hospital is offering screening and consultation at special rates during the campaign period between October and December.


On the occasion, the chief guest Dr Panna Akhani, Director of WES’ Group of Institutions and Secretary of the Women’s Education Society, Nagpur launched the campaign in Nagpur. Dr Pamela Munster, renowned cancer expert from the University of California, San Francisco, USA and Co-Chairperson Zanubia Shams, Dr Girish Gandhi, Secretary of Indian Cancer Society, Nagpur along with other ICS members were present at launch.


Dr Akhani said, “ In India, breast cancer is growing at 4.5 per cent and estimates show that 0.75 million women have been detected with breast cancer. But the figure may be higher as it is estimated that 1 -1.4 million breast cancer cases go undetected.”


Dr Munster said, “As healthcare professionals, it is our duty to better educate women in India and empower them to take charge of their health.”


Zanubia Shams mentioned, “We are very proud of the ‘Pink it Now’ campaigns achievements to date in UAE and we want to extend the benefits to Indian communities as well.”
Interested can register for free check-up on (Ph: 0712-712 0000) or visit pinkitnow.zulekhahospitals.com and download the application to book appointment.