Breast Cancer Awareness Month Observed at Tezpur 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, Tezpur Cancer Centre organized various events in communities. A rally, in collaboration with the District Administration was organized from DC office Sonitpur to Kanaklata Civil Hospital. It was flagged off by Mr Deba Kumar Mishra ACS - DC Sonitpur, in the presence of ADC Health, District Social Welfare and Dr Sanjeev Hazarika - Medical Superintendent, Tezpur Unit. An awareness programme including training on self-breast examination was arranged along with screening camp under Dhekiajuli and Borchola ICDS project CDPO. Awareness programmes were also held at Tezpur Medical College and Hospital (TMCH) and at Balipara Development Block. Large number of people participated in the events including ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers and ACCF officials. 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.