In 2022, over 14,61,000 new cancer cases were reported in India and over 8,08,000 people died due to the disease. According to the World Health Organisation, between 30% – 50% of cancer deaths could be prevented by modifying or avoiding key risk factors, and implementing existing evidence-based prevention strategies. We believe that the key to saving more lives from cancer lies in educating people about cancer prevention techniques, the importance of getting screened regularly for cancer and the signs & symptoms of cancer. Moreover, in the social and cultural context of India, it is also important to demystify and destigmatise it, through long-term awareness programs.
In India, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 4 minutes and a woman dies of breast cancer every 8 minutes. The high mortality rate is due to a lack of awareness and delays in screening and diagnosis. Our program focuses on awareness, screening & early detection with the goal to save millions of female lives.Learn More
Cancer is the leading cause of death for children globally. India is home to around 20 percent of the global childhood cancer burden. Low and middle-income countries (LMICs), including India, account for nearly 80% of childhood cancer burden globally. Our pediatric cancer program aims to alleviate the severely affected from the financial distress of cancer treatment, so that no child suffers due to lack of resources, be it in treatment or continuing their education.Learn More
Oral cancer is the most common cancer in India amongst men and the fifth most frequently occurring cancer among women. When oral cancer is diagnosed early, the 5-year survival rate is above 80%. To prevent oral cancers, awareness and early screening has proven to marginally reduce risks. Our program emphasizes on educating our target populations and screening them for pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions early and reducing mortality.Learn More
People screened for different types of cancer
Students sensitized in anti-tobacco workshops
Men counselled for tobacco cessation
Women sensitized on Breast Cancer
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