Alcohol boosts the risk of breast cancer – most women remain unaware

Drinking alcohol is known to raise women’s risk of developing breast cancer, but many women aren't aware of this link, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests

Alcohol boosts the risk of breast cancer – most women remain unawareThe study researchers analysed information from 205 women who were undergoing breast cancer screening or seeking treatment for breast cancer symptoms at a U.K. Hospital. The women were surveyed about their knowledge of risk factors for breast cancer. About half the women surveyed knew that smoking was a risk factor for breast cancer, and 30% […]

‘Project Prerna’ initiative encourages women to undergo breast cancer screening

The Department of Community Medicine at K J Somaiya Medical College and Research began ‘Project Prerna’ to encourage women in low socio-economic groups in urban and rural areas of Maharashtra to undergo regular breast cancer screening

‘Project Prerna’ initiative encourages women to undergo breast cancer screeningThe breast cancer awareness and screening programme were started in the year 2014, as a community-based urban project in Pratiksha Nagar and later expanded to other urban and rural field practice areas. The project through Mahila Mandals and other organisations conducted awareness and health check-up camps in other parts of Mumbai like Kurla, Vashi and […]

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detect

New research suggests that in addition to being at higher risk of developing breast cancer, overweight women are more likely to have larger tumours at the time of diagnosis. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detectOverweight women should be screened for breast cancer more frequently as they have a greater chance of rapidly developing hard-to-treat tumours, a new study shows. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed. Some women who are at higher risk of breast […]

Mumbai: Female employees of Lijjat Papad undergo screening for breast cancer

The Indian Cancer Society collaborates with Rotary Club of Bombay for Conducting Early Detection Camps for female employees of Shri Mahila Griha Udyog (Lijjat Papad).The initiative coincides with Indian Cancer Society’s ongoing Go Pink Campaign on the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Mumbai: Female employees of Lijjat Papad undergo screening for breast cancerThe aim of this initiative is to highlight the importance of early detection of breast cancer and to provide medical support for women. The month of October is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a part of the international campaign to raise awareness about the disease and raise funds for research, cause, prevention, diagnosis, […]

Breast cancer awareness month: 60 police constables undergo breast cancer screening

In observance of breast cancer awareness month, over 60 female officers of the Navi Mumbai Police, underwent preventive breast cancer tests

Breast cancer awareness month: 60 police constables undergo breast cancer screeningBreast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the second most common cancer overall. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, there were over 2 million new cases in 2018. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer makes up 25 […]