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Lack of awareness leads to higher fatalities among cervical cancer patients : Dr Jeyarani

Lack of awareness leads to higher fatalities among cervical cancer patients : Dr Jeyarani

Chennai, Mar 5 (UNI) The worldwide prevalence rate of various forms of cancer, more particularly cervical cancer, among women was 2.
5 million.
In India every year 13 lakh to 24 lakh newer cases of cervical cancer were reported, mostly in the age-group of 25-40 years, and the alarming feature was that 75 per cent of them were diagnosed at an advanced stage, of which an estimated 70,000 fatalities are reported per year.
Talking to UNI after launching an exclusive free cancer medical camp as part of International Women's Day celebrations, newly elected Secretary of the Obstetric and Gynaecological Society of Southern India (OGSSI) and Aakash Fertility Centre and Hospital Founder Directors Dr K S Jeyarani Kamaraj and Dr T Kamaraj said though the global prevalence rate was 2.
5 million, early detection, early prevention and vaccination has significantly reduced the mortality and morbidity rate in developed countries.
'But the irony is that the awareness level in India is very less when compared to other countries, resulting in increase in number of mortality', Dr Jeyarani Kamaraj said.
Flanked by OGSSI President Dr Veni, she said the main reason for the increase in cervical cancer rate was due to multiple child births, multiple sexual partners and early sexual activity (pre-marital sex, which has now become common in several countries).
Stressing the importance for conducting papsmear tests among all married and pregnant women for early diagnosis of cancer, Dr Jeyarani said early detection is best protection'.
'For this more and more awareness campaign is needed and this special cancer screening camp by OGSSI and the Akash hospital is the step in that direction', Dr Jeyarani said, adding, more such camps would be held across the city to create an awareness among women, especially married and pregnant women, to go for papsmear tests at least once a year.
During the day long camp, Dr Jeyarani said they were expected to screen nearly 1,000 women (all age group of above 20) and if any of the papsmear tests show positive results, follow up treatment would be initiated.
She said a separate session, including counselling, would be held for adolescent women (below 20 years of age), who would also be educated on this subject.
Apart from cervical cancer, women would also be screened for breast and lung cancers also during the camp.
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Dengue epidemic should be declared as 'Health disaster" in TN : DMK

Chennai, Oct 20 (UNI) The Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu today demanded that the outbreak of dengue epidemic in the state, which has claimed nearly 40 lives, should be declared as a 'Health disaster'.


Panacea Biotec receives Manufacturing Authorisation for 22 medicinal products

Mumbai, Oct 17 (UNI)Panacea Biotec a leading biotechnology company said that it has received the Certificate of GMP Compliance from State Service of Ukraine on Medicines and Drugs Control with Manufacturing Authorization for 22 medicinal products, including 4 oncology products for a period valid till June 24, 2020.


UN launches plan to stop transmission of bovine TB to humans

United Nations, Oct 13 (UNI) Stressing the damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia of animal tuberculosis’ (bovine TB) transmission to humans, United Nations health experts have launched the first-ever roadmap to combat the so-called zoonotic TB.


World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022: WHO

Kolkata, Oct 12 (UNI) The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades.


Int'l breast cancer conference stresses on need for early diagnosis, awareness

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) To promote awareness about breast cancer which is becoming the common cancer among women in the country, an international conference was inaugurated on Saturday.

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

New York, Aug 21 (UNI) Today, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface - with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout.

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

New Delhi, Jan 26 (UNI) Sri Lankan scientists report having developed a simple way to make a benign, more efficient fertilizer – described as nano-particle fertilizer - that could contribute to a second food revolution across the globe.

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Humans may have ritualistically "killed" objects to remove their symbolic power, some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new international study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site in Italy suggests.