As part of the Rajasthan Royals’ Cancer out campaign, skipper Ajinkya Rahane along with his team mates Heinrich Klaasen, Krishnappa Gowtham and Mahipal Lomror on Wednesday got themselves screened in an urge to promote early cancer screening.
A significant proportion of cancers can be cured if detected early. Several surveys have showed that less than 5% of women have had any examination of cervix, breast and oral cavity in their lifetimes. Further, it is estimated that 25% of all cancer cases are not reported at all.
Overall, 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime.
India accounts for the third highest number of breast cancer cases among women after USA and China. More than 10 % are hereditary and can be predicted by genetic analysis.
Against this backdrop, Cancer Out is a campaign that seeks to build awareness about cancer and debunk myths. The focus is on highlighting the benefits of early detection so that people are aware and seek screening early.
Ajinkya Rahane earlier posted this on Instagram before tonight’s match.
To further generate mass awareness, the Royals tonight have worn the special jersey which has been created with a blend of three colours – pink, teal and burgundy.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 9, 2018