Alexis Hospital’s ‘Cervical Cancer’ campaign enters second year

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Apr 2018 12:27:15


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It is estimated that cervical cancer will occur in approximately 1 in 53 Indian women during their lifetime compared with 1 in 100 women in more developed regions of the world. To tackle the growing menace of this deadly disease Alexis Multispecialty Hospital, Nagpur launched a ‘Chance to Change’ campaign last year aiming to spread the awareness on early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. This was announced by Zanubia Shams, Co-Chairperson of Alexis Multispecialty Hospital while speaking at a press conference here in the city on Sunday.

The Chance to Change - Cervical Cancer campaign was led by renowned cancer expert and professor of medicine from the University of California, San Francisco, Dr Pamela Munster, who is a cancer survivor herself and is championing this cause for the Zulekha group of hospitals in India and UAE. The campaign also launched a special cervical screening package. The package includes PAP smear test and consultation by gynaecologist. Dr Munster launched the year’s campaign along with management team members from Alexis Multispeciality Hospital.

Dr Munster said, “The campaign focuses on encouraging young girls to be vaccinated early and women to come forward and assess themselves early to ensure timely treatments and prevention of cervical cancer. We are happy to see that 498 women came forward to take up the tests last year and hope the message will be spread to save more lives as we move forward.” Dr Jitendra Arora, Director Administration of Alexis was also present. Interested may visit Alexis Multispeciality Hospital, 232, Koradi Road, New Mankapur, Nagpur (Ph: 0712-712 0000).