Does this ring a bell?
- Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women in India
- One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, in India, every 4 minutes
- One woman dies of Breast cancer, in India, every 8 minutes
- An estimated 70,218 women died of breast cancer in India, for the year 2012, the highest in the world for that year.
- India has a predominant young population and hence the numbers of women being diagnosed with breast cancer is only going to increase.
- India is seeing a spurt in the cases of breast cancer in the age group of 30 to 50 and the same is likely to increase
There is no end to such facts and figures. Breast cancer in India is reaching alarming proportions.
Moral of the story: Breast cancer cannot be prevented. If it has to happen, it will happen. However, the deaths due to breast cancer can definitely be reduced. And that can be done, only and only by being aware of symptoms of breast cancer and reporting to doctor on time. A stitch in time saves nine. Saves lives. Read on about early detection of breast cancer.
What is our aim?
Breast Cancer India is supported by The Pink Initiative, a registered NGO, working towards awareness of BC in Mumbai. Our aim, from this website, is to provide a comprehensive information on breast cancer, especially related to India and guidance on how to detect it early. Secondly, women undergoing treatment of BC pass through a lot of emotional turmoil as also their near and dear ones. With an aim of encouraging sharing problems and providing solutions, by BC patients themselves, we started the first online Indian community for BC in 2013. If you have any doubts, or wish to organize a consultation with our doctors in Mumbai, please feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org