We, at Shyam Oncology Foundation, organize cancer awareness camps wherein we exhibit charts, a skit, PowerPoint and other presentations and video films. We educate people about known causes for cancer, tests for early detection, noticing the early signs. These camps are primarily organized for low socioeconomic groups.
After the awareness talks, our doctor performs two well established tests for early cancer detection i.e.
- Pap smear for early detection of cervix cancer (cervix cancer is the commonest cancer in women in India, and more so in low socioeconomic group).
- Breast examination for early detection of breast cancer (breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in India, and is rapidly rising. Breast examination is a proven test for detection of early cancer that saves lives).
Moreover, we help women with breast examination and make them learn about the self-examination techniques. We also give them printed material for use at home. Women are introduced to various types of tests and their potential benefits, limitations, and harms.