Breast Cancer Awareness Month Observed at Jorhat Cancer Centre

28 October 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Aligned with the global effort to extend support to people affected with breast cancer and to create awareness on prevention and early detection, Jorhat Cancer Centre organized various events. A sensitization session was organised on common symptoms and risk factors of breast cancer. Demonstration of self-breast examination technique and screening for breast cancer was also conducted by ACCF clinical team. At Charingia Gaon Panchayat awareness session, a rally and pink ribbon campaign was organised along with screening of eligible beneficiaries. The session witnessed the presence of Ward Member, Anganwadi worker and local SHG members. A special screening in association with District Health Society was organised at Dahotia & Nakachari. Breast cancer poster presentation was also held in the event. Breast Cancer is curable, if detected early. To facilitate early diagnosis, Assam Cancer Care Foundation hospitals provided free mammography for women above 45 years in the month of October. Mammography facility is available at affordable rates in all seven ACCF hospitals at Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Jorhat, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, Darrang, and Kokrajhar.